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

83 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

4498

Employees

11661

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


Families
Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People
Adults - Aged 25 To Under 65
Adults - Aged 65 And Over
Children - Aged 6 To Under 15
Early Childhood - Aged Under 6
Youth - 15 To Under 25

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 Australian Red Cross Lifeblood provides one of the world s safest supplies of blood, plasma and biological products to all communities across Australia. As a national provider, Lifeblood also offers specialised testing services, including transplantation and immunogenetics, red cell reference and infectious disease screening for cord and tissue banks, and clinical services. It advances and supports emerging biological products, like donated breast milk for vulnerable preterm babies and faecal microbiota for approved clinical trials. In 2022 23 Lifeblood: Delivered 1,055,000 fresh blood products to hospitals and healthcare providers to help patients Delivered 842.4 tonnes of plasma to CSL Behring to turn into plasma products for 18 life-changing treatments Welcomed 116,951 new donors who joined Lifeblood s panel of 592,292 active and registered donors stepping up to make a difference Delivered 3,972 liters of donated breast milk to partner hospitals and special care nurseries to feed vulnerable babies Supported more than 80% of Australian transplant programs, from stem cell to solid organ, with diagnostic tests and scientific analysis. This year Lifeblood took great strides in creating a more inclusive and diverse donor community, while maintaining Australia s safe blood supply. Humanitarian Highlights of Humanitarian Services impact include - 45,801 Australians supported during 33 emergency activations 3,000+ refugees provided with settlement service 3,800+ people from 97 countries received emergency relief payments 1400+ people provided with family and domestic violence support 2,000+ First nations people supported 10,314 people accessed our new Work Rights Hub website (launched in March 2023). 8,256 people participated in community education sessions about people seeking safety. 204 people supported who experienced human trafficking and slavey In 2022-23, Humanitarian Services spent $194.1 million in providing programs, a decrease of $71.6 million from the prior year. Migration support remained our most substantial expenditure category, totaling $56.0 million. Domestic emergency appeals spend of $14.9million 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 $44.6 million. International emergency appeals spend of $16.1 million includes supporting the Ukraine conflict, Türkiye/Syria Earthquakes, Pakistan floods, Global hunger crisis and Vanuatu earthquakes.

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

2023 People

Staff Costs

$562.8m

52.7% of Annual Revenue

Full Time Equivalent Employees

4498

Average Expense per Employee

$109.9k

Full Time Employees

2728

50% of Employees

Part Time Employees

2361

43% of Employees

Casual Employees

363

7% of Employees

This organisation is supported by 11661 volunteers.

Classifications

2023 Programs

Australian Red Cross Society ran 10 program(s) in 2023

8 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 Australian Red Cross Lifeblood provides one of the world s safest supplies of blood, plasma and biological products to all communities across Australia. As a national provider, Lifeblood also offers specialised testing services, including transplantation and immunogenetics, red cell reference and infectious disease screening for cord and tissue banks, and clinical services. It advances and supports emerging biological products, like donated breast milk for vulnerable preterm babies and faecal microbiota for approved clinical trials. In 2022 23 Lifeblood: Delivered 1,055,000 fresh blood products to hospitals and healthcare providers to help patients Delivered 842.4 tonnes of plasma to CSL Behring to turn into plasma products for 18 life-changing treatments Welcomed 116,951 new donors who joined Lifeblood s panel of 592,292 active and registered donors stepping up to make a difference Delivered 3,972 liters of donated breast milk to partner hospitals and special care nurseries to feed vulnerable babies Supported more than 80% of Australian transplant programs, from stem cell to solid organ, with diagnostic tests and scientific analysis. This year Lifeblood took great strides in creating a more inclusive and diverse donor community, while maintaining Australia s safe blood supply. Humanitarian Highlights of Humanitarian Services impact include - 45,801 Australians supported during 33 emergency activations 3,000+ refugees provided with settlement service 3,800+ people from 97 countries received emergency relief payments 1400+ people provided with family and domestic violence support 2,000+ First nations people supported 10,314 people accessed our new Work Rights Hub website (launched in March 2023). 8,256 people participated in community education sessions about people seeking safety. 204 people supported who experienced human trafficking and slavey In 2022-23, Humanitarian Services spent $194.1 million in providing programs, a decrease of $71.6 million from the prior year. Migration support remained our most substantial expenditure category, totaling $56.0 million. Domestic emergency appeals spend of $14.9million 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 $44.6 million. International emergency appeals spend of $16.1 million includes supporting the Ukraine conflict, Türkiye/Syria Earthquakes, Pakistan floods, Global hunger crisis and Vanuatu earthquakes.

2 operated internationally

Transferring funds or goods overseas for emergency relief & recovery.

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
Emergency Relief - Migration Support Program

Domestic and family violence

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over Victoria, Australia No
Youth - 15 to under 25 Victoria, Australia No
People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background 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
International Disaster Response - Ukraine Crisis Appeal & Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal

Disasters

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over Syrian Arab Republic; Turkiye; Ukraine No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 Syrian Arab Republic; Turkiye; Ukraine No
Youth - 15 to under 25 Syrian Arab Republic; Turkiye; Ukraine No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 Syrian Arab Republic; Turkiye; Ukraine No
Families Syrian Arab Republic; Turkiye; Ukraine No
International Programming - DFAT Head Grant

International development

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over Fiji; Indonesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Vanuatu No
Children - aged 6 to under 15 Fiji; Indonesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Vanuatu No
Youth - 15 to under 25 Fiji; Indonesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Vanuatu No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 Fiji; Indonesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Vanuatu No
Victims of disaster Fiji; Indonesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Vanuatu No
Families Fiji; Indonesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Vanuatu No
Overseas communities or charities Fiji; Indonesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Vanuatu No
Migration in Transition - Specialist Legal Services Afghan Refugees

Immigrant services

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
People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background Victoria, Australia No
Adults - aged 25 to under 65 Victoria, Australia No
Families Victoria, Australia No
Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers Victoria, 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
Social Support - Telecross, Telephone Service

Attendant care

Program Beneficiaries: Program Locations: Overseas Operations: Operated Online  
Adults - aged 65 and over 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
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

Emergency Relief - Migration Support Program

Domestic and family violence

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • 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

International Disaster Response - Ukraine Crisis Appeal & Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal

Disasters

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:

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Syrian Arab Republic; Turkiye; Ukraine

Operated Online:

No

International Programming - DFAT Head Grant

International development

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Victims of disaster
  • Families
  • Overseas communities or charities

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS:

Fiji; Indonesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Vanuatu

Operated Online:

No

Migration in Transition - Specialist Legal Services Afghan Refugees

Immigrant services

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

Victoria, 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

Social Support - Telecross, Telephone Service

Attendant care

Program Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 65 and over

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

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

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Responsible People

We display the names and titles of the first 16 Responsible people for each charity. If you would like to see the remaining responsible people please visit the ACNC charity register.

Ané Coetzee

Role: Board Member

Annette Ruhotas Morgan

Role: Vice-president

Charles Burkitt

Role: President

Elizabeth Smith

Role: Board Member

Eveline Kuang

Role: Board Member

Garry Nolan

Role: Board Member

Helen Clarke

Role: Board Member

James Birch

Role: Board Member

Keith Wilson

Role: Board Member

Leonard Hill

Role: Board Member

Melanie Ross

Role: Board Member

Nazli Hocaoglu

Role: Board Member

Sam Hardjono

Role: Board Member

Tarn Kaldor

Role: Board Member

Valmae Ryan

Role: Board Member

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