COVID-19: Putting our resources into action to support communities

NRMA Patrol delivering medicines to vulnerable in communities in midst of COVID-19
NRMA Patrol delivering medicines to vulnerable in communities in midst of COVID-19
In numbers: How we helped
  • 2,475 priority roadside assistance for emergency workers
  • 13,702 free days of car hire for health care workers
  • 8,803 nights of discounted accommodation for essential travellers
  • 477 meals delivered across Sydney, Newcastle and Tamworth   
  • 335 pharmacy deliveries across Sydney

NRMA has always been there to help. On every journey and through global crises like the Spanish Flu, World War 11 and the Great Depression – our 100 year chronology is filled with occasions where we got to do what we do best – help.

The crisis faced by Australia and the world with the advent of COVID-19 is far from over however with the help of all Australians we have successfully managed to curb infections and life is gradually returning to normal. During the peak of the crisis our people and our businesses stepped up, volunteering their time and expertise to help the vulnerable and those in need, and demonstrating their commitment to our values and ethos.

How we helped

Delivering medical supplies

In partnership with The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch,our Patrols and roadside assistance vehicles delivered needed medical supplies to communities across NSW.

Delivering meals

We partnered with Meals on Wheel to assist in the delivery of nutritious meals to elderly residents and people living with disability.

Being there for isolated members of our communities

In collaboration with Australian Red Cross, a passionate group of NRMA employees completed special online training which enabled them to assist with daily wellbeing calls to those around the country in quarantine and self-isolation.

Free cars

At the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 were our dedicated health care workers. At the height of the crisis these workers faced reduced public transport and heightened safety risks. NRMA-owned Thrifty provided over 450 free vehicles to essential and medical personnel which enabled them to travel reliably and safely.

Discounted accommodation

NRMA Parks and Resorts helped by providing essential travelers with discounted rates across all our holiday parks and resorts.

Priority roadside assistance

Keeping our healthcare and emergency workers moving through the crisis was essential. To help with this our Patrols prioritised our health care workers, stationing our vehicles close to hospitals to ensure they were on the road and able to go where they needed without undue delay.

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