The Australian Red Cross has received Government funding specifically to support people who are on temporary visas with a small one-off emergency relief payment. Emergency relief is to help people meet their basic needs, like food, medicine or shelter. Given the large number of people impacted by COVID-19, the support can only be offered to people in Australia with urgent needs who:
• are not Australian citizens or permanent residents; and
• are not eligible for State or Territory funds for temporary visa holders (except those delivered by Red Cross); and
• have no income or savings and no access to other support.
If you need help and you think you may be eligible, please apply here.
After registering, you will need to provide personal information, such as your passport or visa type, and upload your bank statement so the Red Cross can assess eligibility. The Red Cross is experiencing an extremely high level of demand, but someone will be in contact with you as soon possible about your application.