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Ways to donate 

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal is no longer actively fundraising. However we welcome any donations and can assure donors that every dollar donated along with any interest received on existing funds, will continue to go to projects benefitting the people of Christchurch and Canterbury until the dissolution of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust in 2021.


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We'd like to keep our donors updated

If you are kindly donating to the Appeal Trust, please let us know if you would like to receive updates from us from time to time.

If you have donated and would like to kept in the loop with the progress we make thanks to donations like yours, simply contact us with your email and/or postal address.


Internet banking

Donations can be made with internet banking:
Account name: Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust
Account number: 03 0251 0039807 00

At any Westpac branch (in New Zealand Only)

Donations can be made at any Westpac branch.

Payroll giving

Please make a request to your HR department. The charity is listed as CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE APPEAL TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE. The charity number is CC46329 and can be verified on the IRD’s website.
Information for individuals:
Information for Employers:

International telegraphic transfer

Westpac will waive the international service fee usually charged for any donations made overseas by telegraphic transfer. These fees will be waived both for donations made in New Zealand currency or foreign currency. If you’re making a donation from overseas, you may still be charged by your local bank.

Ask your bank to send payment by telegraphic transfer to:
Westpac Banking Corporation, Wellington, New Zealand
For credit to account: 03 0251 0039807 00
Beneficiary: Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

Receive a receipt

If you have made a donation of more than $5 at a Westpac branch or from overseas and would like to receive a donation receipt, please email, with “Donation receipt” on subject line. In your email message, please request a donation receipt, state your name, address, the donation value and date of your donation.

International donation tax relief? (USA, UK , Australia, Canada, Japan)

Below is a table containing information regarding tax relief agreements with a list of countries. If you wish to receive tax relief in your country, and it isn’t listed, please refer to your local revenue agency or contact your Red Cross to see if they able to channel funds through to the New Zealand Red Cross.

CountryTax relief information
Australia The Australian Government has listed the Appeal as a “deductible gift recipient” (DGR), meaning that donations to the Appeal will have the same tax position as donations made to Australian charities. The listing will be effective until 22 March 2013. It applies to donations of $2 or more.
United Kingdom The New Zealand High Commission in London has set up a charitable trust allowing donors to receive tax relief from their donation. To make a donation, please visit the High Commission's website: or send an email to:
United States The American Friends of Christchurch (an activity of the US-NZ Council, which has tax exempt status) has been established to receive funds on behalf of the Appeal for the relief of Christchurch.
Canada The Canada Revenue Agency has advised that the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal is now a “qualified donee” for Canadian income tax purposes.
Japan Donations can be channelled through the Japanese Red Cross.