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ACFID’s Development Practice Committee Seeking Nominations for New Members

ACFID members are invited to provide nominations for the Development Practice Committee (DPC). The DPC is a long-standing and highly valued expert advisory group for engaging a wide range of development practitioners from across ACFID’s membership. It provides an...
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Dylan Mathews, CEO of Peace Direct, to deliver keynote address at ACFID’s National Conference 2023

ACFID is thrilled to announce that Dylan Mathews, CEO of Peace Direct and prominent advocate for systems change in the humanitarian and development sector, will be delivering a keynote address at this year's ACFID national conference in October. Dylan has dedicated...

Six years on, a visit to Cox’s Bazar Rohingya refugee camps a potent reminder of their ongoing plight

Last week marked six years since the mass displacement of Rohingyas from Rakhine state in Myanmar.  

According to the United Nations, around 10,000 people were killed in an alleged genocidal operation, and more than 700,000 people fled to Bangladesh, adding to already large numbers of refugees there.  

The anniversary is a timely reminder of a protracted crisis within our neighbourhood.

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Engage Deeper – Announcing the Concurrent Sessions at ACFID National Conference 2023

ACFID is excited to announce advance details of the concurrent sessions which will be available at our upcoming ACFID National Conference 2023. Taking place over the 18th – 19th of October, the conference will be hosting more than 30 concurrent sessions that will...
Do you know someone worthy of being recognised for their outstanding work in the international development sector? Nominate now for an ACFID Award?

Nominations for 2023 ACFID Awards Open

We have opened nominations for the prestigious ACFID Awards. These awards provide an important opportunity to recognise the achievements of those who have made a significant impact and difference in the aid and development sector. If you know of a member or person...

Aid sector welcomes ALP Conference resolution on aid budget

Delegates to the ALP Conference have today passed a motion that calls on the Albanese Government to commit to a plan and pathway to achieve a target of 0.5 percent when it comes to the foreign aid budget (ODA) as a percentage of Australian Gross National Income...

As two years since fall of Kabul marked, Australian Government urged to respond to Senate report on next steps

As the two-year anniversary of the Taliban taking power in Afghanistan is marked, the Australian aid and humanitarian sector is calling on the Australian Government to increase annual funding to the country to $80 million, amongst other measures. Today (August 15)...

ACFID’s New International Development Policy Analysis

ACFID's Analysis of the New International Development PolicyACFID has released our analysis of Australia's new International Development Policy, including the accompanying Performance and Delivery Framework and Development Finance Review. Read all about the highlights...

New international development policy reframes Australia’s development program

  The Australian Government has this morning released its eagerly-awaited new development policy, “Australia’s International Development Policy: For a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.”  The policy sets the stage for Australia’s development...
Angela lost her home and belongings to Tropical Cyclone Harold. Photo courtesy of CARE.

Strengthening Australia’s Humanitarian Assistance in Insecure Environments

Angela lost her home and belongings to Tropical Cyclone Harold. Photo courtesy of CARE. In 2023, a record 339 million people around the globe will need humanitarian assistance. That is, one in every 23 people will need help just to survive.  More so, a growing...

The Impact of Our Members

Statistics from 2021-2022

Code of Conduct

The ACFID Code of Conduct is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice. The aim of the Code is to improve the outcomes of international development and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency and accountability of signatory organisations.

The ACFID Secretariat respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we
are based, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people in Canberra.

We extend this acknowledgement to the Traditional Custodians of the lands across Australia, and pay
our respect to their Elders, both past and present.

We acknowledge their ongoing connection to the lands, waters, and skies surrounding us, and the
vast wealth of knowledge that they hold.

Corporate Partners

Strategic Partners


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Annual Report 2021-22

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability


ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.


ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.


ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.


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Conference 2023

disruptive dynamics, inspired ideas

18-19 October 2023

Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

Become a member

Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

Membership types & fees

ACFID has two types of organisational membership: Full Membership and Affiliate Membership.

State of the Sector

The State of the Sector Report provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of the state of the Australian aid and development sector.

NGO Aid Map

ACFID’s NGO Aid Map allows the Australian public and stakeholders to explore the work of ACFID Members around the world.

Development Practice Committee

The DPC is an expert advisory group of development practitioners leading good practice within the sector.

Our Focus

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Federal Budget 23-24 Analysis

Facts and figures on how aid is presented in this year’s annual budget

Strategic Plan

ACFID prioritises a robust response to climate change and pressure on civil society in developing countries, as well as other key priorities.

Emergency Aid

ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Climate Change

Action on climate change is one of ACFID’s highest priorities, as it is an existential threat to humanity and our development.

Civil Society

Civil societies are a cornerstone of regional stability and ensure that the voices of the marginalised are heard.

Supporting NGOS

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners.

Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive development.

Humanitarian Action

Taking humanitarian action for those in greatest need.

Elevating Development

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement.


Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Code of Conduct

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2022-23 ACFID Code of Conduct Review

The ACFID Code of Conduct is periodically reviewed to ensure it continues to reflect good practice and the needs of ACFID and its members.

Code of Conduct

The Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice.

About the Code

Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

Provides a thematic ‘deep dive’ into each of the nine Quality Principles in the Code


This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

How to make a complaint and information on the Code’s independent mechanism to address concerns relating to an ACFID Members’ conduct.

Other Standards

Mapping the Code with other professional standards and principles in the humanitarian and aid sector in Australia and internationally