Red Cross Introduction of Safety Net Assistance to Temporary Visa Holders

Posted on April 14, 2020 by Benson Shi

With the funding that the Red Cross will be receiving from the Australian Government over the next 6 months the Red Cross will use these funds for emergency relief and casework to support temporary visa holders who are vulnerable, struggling to support themselves and who have urgent needs.

Assistance will include; food, medicine and crisis accommodation costs. Funds will not be distributed by Red Cross offices (because of COVID-19), but will be provided by phone and email during business hours.

Eligible people to receive the Red Cross Safety Net:

  • In Australia on a temporary visa
  • In urgent financial hardship
  • Cannot access Centrelink, Medicare or similar services
  • Have no income, savings or other financial support (including from family overseas)

If you believe you are eligible you need to contact the Red Cross by email for advice on when the arrangements are in place.

For more information click here.

If you are a Temporary Visa holder and you need assistance at this crucial time, it is important that you get in contact with an expert to attempt to find the best option for you and to avoid undesired circumstances.


Contact us for expert advice.

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