Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for Red Cross Safety Net support if you:
- are in Australia on a temporary visa
- are in urgent financial hardship
- cannot access Centrelink, Medicare or similar services
- have no income, savings or other financial support (including from family overseas).
Please know that the Red Cross provides assistance based on need. They have to prioritise people with urgent needs, such as families with young children, people with a disability, people who are experiencing harm, people who are vulnerable to COVID-19, and people with physical or mental health issues.
How to apply
They will advise when they have the funds and arrangements in place. In the meantime, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have requested help, they will speak to you and see if they can assist with emergency payments, food deliveries, crisis accommodation costs or other support.