Australian Red Cross Society

This charity is currently registered with the ACNC.

  • Public Benevolent Institution
  • Basic Religious Charity
  • Tax deductible (DGR)
  • Financial Report Consolidated

Key Information

Charity Status

Charity reporting is up to date.

Charity Size

XL

  • Extra Small (<$50k)
  • Small ($50k-$250k)
  • Medium ($250k-$1m)
  • Large ($1m-$10m)
  • Very Large ($10m-$100m)
  • Extra Large (>$100m)

Revenue $1.1b

Years in Operation

82 Years

Est. 1941

Operating State(s)
Western Australia Australian Capital Territory Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Victoria Tasmania

Nationwide

Overseas Operations

Not Operating Overseas

Number of Employees

4845

Employees

12700

Volunteers

% Revenue from Govt.

79.9%

Revenue from Govt. ($852.6m)

Total Expenses

$1.2b

108.3% of Revenue

% Revenue from Donations

13.7%

Revenue from Donations ($146.2m)

Grants for Use in Aus.

$227.1m

20% of Expenses

Grants for Use Outside Aus.

$38.6m

3% of Expenses

% Employee Expenses

48.7%

Employee Expenses ($562.8m)

Who they help


Aboriginal Or Tsi
Adults 25 To 65
Adults - 65 And Over
Children 6 To Under 15
Early Childhood - Under 6
Families
Youth 15 To U25

More Details

Basic Information

ABN

50169561394

OPERATING STATES

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

ENTITY TYPE

Other Incorporated Entity

Incorporation TYPE

Public Benevolent Institution

Other Trading Names

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE - HOBART
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE - NATIONAL OFFICE
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE - NSW & ACT
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE - NW REGION (NT)
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE - NW REGION (WA)
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE - QUEENSLAND
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE - VICTORIA
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY - ACT DIVISION
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY - NORTHERN TERRITORY DIVISION
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY - NSW DIVISION
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY - QUEENSLAND DIVISION
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY - SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY - TASMANIAN DIVISION
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY - WESTERN AUSTRALIA DIVISION
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY VICTORIA

Other Business Names

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS FIRST AID AND MENTAL HEALTH
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
HUMANITECH
LADY LAWLEY COTTAGE
RED CROSS
RED CROSS COLLEGE
SOCIETY OF WOMEN LEADERS

TAX CONCESSION STATUS
  • Endorsement date : 1 July 2000
  • Income Tax Exemption
  • GST Concession
  • FBT Rebate
  • FBT Exemption
DGR Status
  • DGR Item 1
  • FUND NAME
  • AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE (Item 1)
  • AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY_DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AID FUND (Item 1)
Fundraising Status
  • Conducts fundraising
    Within ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
    Licence Number:
    ACT: 0.0, NSW: 14849, QLD: CH0188, SA: CCP2595, TAS: F1A-18, VIC: FR0010875, WA: CC17649
Purpose statement

Our Vision: Trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities. Our Purpose: Bringing people and communities together in times of need and building on community strengths. We do this by mobilising the power of humanity. The Australian Red Cross is made up of two operating divisions: Humanitarian Services and Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (Lifeblood) Lifeblood Lifeblood delivers life-giving blood, plasma, transplantation and biological products for world-leading health outcomes. Lifeblood is a highly efficient, leading-edge organisation that also provides Australian patients with services beyond blood, including world-class research and expertise in screening, clinical, transplantation and immunogenetics services. Lifeblood delivered over 1 million fresh blood products to Australian hospitals and healthcare providers. Supplied 819.4 tonnes of plasma for fractionation to CSL Behring, to be processed and delivered into our Australian hospitals. Welcomed more than 93,000 new donors who joined the 521,000 Australians who donated blood, plasma or platelets this year. Supplied nearly 3,500 litres of generously donated breast milk for very premature babies More life-changing plasma - Plasma collections 2% higher than pre-pandemic levels. - 21,193 new donors gave plasma in 2021 22 With the power to help people in 18 different life-giving ways, the demand for plasma grows every year. Over the last year, the impacts of the pandemic saw collections of plasma dip lower than forecast. Despite this, and although numbers will continue to be challenging, Lifeblood sees strong trends of people returning to donate this game-changing product. Humanitarian Highlights of Humanitarian Services impact include - 131,000 Australians supported during 42 emergency activations 2,000+ refugees provided with settlement service 2,200 clients supported through our Humanitarian Settlement Program 131,000 direct cash assistance payments 2,800+ people provided with family and domestic violence support 2,000+ First nations people supported 85,000+ people supported through our emergency recovery program. 175 people supported who experienced human trafficking and slavey In 2021-22, Humanitarian Services spent $265.670 million in providing programs, an increase of $10.094 million from the prior year. Domestic emergency appeals spend of $48.528 million includes supporting people impacted by the Queensland and New South Wales floods and bushfire long-term recovery work. Community programs spend is a significant share of expenditure at $46.370 million. International emergency appeals spend of $5.351 million includes supporting the Ukraine conflict, Afghanistan crisis and Tonga tsunami.

FINANCIAL DATA
PEOPLE
PROGRAMS
DOWNLOAD REPORTS
SIMILAR CHARITIES

2022 Financial Data

2022 Revenue Breakdown

Total Revenue $1,067,698,000$1.1b

2022 Expenses Breakdown

Total Expenses $1,156,230,000$1.2b

Total Gross Income (incl. $0.00$0 of other income e.g. gains): $1,067,698,000$1.1b

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY had a net deficit of -$88,532,000-$88.5m

2022 Assets Breakdown

Total Assets $1,025,796,000 $1b

2022 Liabilities Breakdown

Total Liabilities $623,757,000$623.8m

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY have net assets of $402,039,000$402m

2022 People

Staff Costs

$562.8m

52.7% of Annual Revenue

Full Time Equivalent Employees

4845

Average Expense per Employee

$109.9k

Full Time Employees

2985

50% of Employees

Part Time Employees

2545

43% of Employees

Casual Employees

388

7% of Employees

This organisation is supported by 12700 volunteers.

Classifications

2022 Programs

Australian Red Cross Society ran 11 program(s) in 2022

11 operated in Australia

Our Vision: Trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities. Our Purpose: Bringing people and communities together in times of need and building on community strengths. We do this by mobilising the power of humanity. The Australian Red Cross is made up of two operating divisions: Humanitarian Services and Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (Lifeblood) Lifeblood Lifeblood delivers life-giving blood, plasma, transplantation and biological products for world-leading health outcomes. Lifeblood is a highly efficient, leading-edge organisation that also provides Australian patients with services beyond blood, including world-class research and expertise in screening, clinical, transplantation and immunogenetics services. Lifeblood delivered over 1 million fresh blood products to Australian hospitals and healthcare providers. Supplied 819.4 tonnes of plasma for fractionation to CSL Behring, to be processed and delivered into our Australian hospitals. Welcomed more than 93,000 new donors who joined the 521,000 Australians who donated blood, plasma or platelets this year. Supplied nearly 3,500 litres of generously donated breast milk for very premature babies More life-changing plasma - Plasma collections 2% higher than pre-pandemic levels. - 21,193 new donors gave plasma in 2021 22 With the power to help people in 18 different life-giving ways, the demand for plasma grows every year. Over the last year, the impacts of the pandemic saw collections of plasma dip lower than forecast. Despite this, and although numbers will continue to be challenging, Lifeblood sees strong trends of people returning to donate this game-changing product. Humanitarian Highlights of Humanitarian Services impact include - 131,000 Australians supported during 42 emergency activations 2,000+ refugees provided with settlement service 2,200 clients supported through our Humanitarian Settlement Program 131,000 direct cash assistance payments 2,800+ people provided with family and domestic violence support 2,000+ First nations people supported 85,000+ people supported through our emergency recovery program. 175 people supported who experienced human trafficking and slavey In 2021-22, Humanitarian Services spent $265.670 million in providing programs, an increase of $10.094 million from the prior year. Domestic emergency appeals spend of $48.528 million includes supporting people impacted by the Queensland and New South Wales floods and bushfire long-term recovery work. Community programs spend is a significant share of expenditure at $46.370 million. International emergency appeals spend of $5.351 million includes supporting the Ukraine conflict, Afghanistan crisis and Tonga tsunami.

Program Details
  Domestic International    
Bushfire recovery program Long Term

Disaster recovery

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
Families 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
Bushfire recovery program Long Term

Disaster recovery

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over 23-47 Villiers Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 23-47 Villiers Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 23-47 Villiers Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 23-47 Villiers Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia No
Families 23-47 Villiers Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia No
COVID Emergency Services Food Relief

Food aid

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over Victoria, Australia No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 Victoria, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 Victoria, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 Victoria, Australia No
Families Victoria, Australia No
COVID19 Emergency Relief financial crises- Migrant Support Clients

Utility expense assistance

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over Australian Capital Territory, Australia; New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 Australian Capital Territory, Australia; New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 Australian Capital Territory, Australia; New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 Australian Capital Territory, Australia; New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Families Australian Capital Territory, Australia; New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
COVID-19 Migrant Support Extreme Hardship Program

Unknown or not classified

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over Victoria, Australia No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 Victoria, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 Victoria, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 Victoria, Australia No
Families Victoria, Australia No
Homelessness services

Homeless services

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Humanitarian Settlement Program

Immigrant services

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Western Australia, Australia; New South Wales, Australia No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Western Australia, Australia; New South Wales, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Western Australia, Australia; New South Wales, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Western Australia, Australia; New South Wales, Australia No
Families Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Western Australia, Australia; New South Wales, Australia No
QLD/NSW Floods- Assistance

Floods

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
Families 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia No
QLD/NSW Floods-TELETHON

Floods

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over Queensland, Australia; Victoria, Australia No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 Queensland, Australia; Victoria, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 Queensland, Australia; Victoria, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 Queensland, Australia; Victoria, Australia No
Families Queensland, Australia; Victoria, Australia No
Support for Trafficked People

Human trafficking

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Children - aged 6 to under 15 New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia No
Young Parents Program

Adolescent parenting

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Children - aged 6 to under 15 24 Coogee Bay Rd, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 24 Coogee Bay Rd, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia No
Families 24 Coogee Bay Rd, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia No
Domestic
International
Bushfire recovery program Long Term

Disaster recovery

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

Bushfire recovery program Long Term

Disaster recovery

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

23-47 Villiers Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

COVID Emergency Services Food Relief

Food aid

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

Victoria, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

COVID19 Emergency Relief financial crises- Migrant Support Clients

Utility expense assistance

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

Australian Capital Territory, Australia; New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

COVID-19 Migrant Support Extreme Hardship Program

Unknown or not classified

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

Victoria, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

Homelessness services

Homeless services

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

Humanitarian Settlement Program

Immigrant services

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Western Australia, Australia; New South Wales, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

QLD/NSW Floods- Assistance

Floods

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

QLD/NSW Floods-TELETHON

Floods

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

Queensland, Australia; Victoria, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

Support for Trafficked People

Human trafficking

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

New South Wales, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Western Australia, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

Young Parents Program

Adolescent parenting

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Families

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

24 Coogee Bay Rd, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Operated Online:

No

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Responsible People

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An Coetzee

Role: Board Member

Charles Burkitt

Role: Vice-president

Elizabeth Smith

Role: Board Member

Garry Nolan

Role: Board Member

Helen Clarke

Role: Board Member

James Birch

Role: Board Member

John Maclennan

Role: Board Member

Karyn Collins

Role: Board Member

Keith Wilson

Role: Board Member

Melanie Ross

Role: Board Member

Nazli Hocaoglu

Role: Board Member

Ross Pinney

Role: President

Sam Hardjono

Role: Board Member

Tarn Kaldor

Role: Board Member

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