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A little less conversation- Climate Diplomacy with Australia’s Ambassador for Climate Change Kirsten Tilley

Australia’s Climate Ambassador Kristen Tilley has been in the job for just over a year, and in that time has worked to drive Australia’s climate ambitions, whether in decarbonising or ambitions to become a renewable energy superpower. She speaks with Rachel Mason Nunn...
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Donating in a humanitarian crisis: what donors should know

Every day, new reports of grave human suffering in the Israel/Palestine conflict continue to surface in the media and online. As humans, our natural impulse is to help. Donating funds to relief efforts is something that we often reach for in such times, and...

Code requirements for emergency appeals

All ACFID members commit to full adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Code provides assurance to all ACFID’s members’ stakeholders by enhancing the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of ACFID members. What...

2023 ACFID Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award: Jaki Adams

Jaki Adams, Director of Social Justice and Regional Engagement at the Fred Hollows Foundation, has been awarded this year’s Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award for her 25 years of commitment and advocacy for social justice and First Nations peoples in both...

2023 ACFID Media Award: Stephanie March

Stephanie March, award-winning journalist, foreign correspondent and researcher, has been presented with this year’s Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Media Award for her stories highlighting the plight of famine-affected people in Somalia. In...

Consolidated Appeal Afghanistan Earthquake

Consolidated Appeal Afghanistan EarthquakeAfghans comb through the rubble in the aftermath of a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Herat. Credit: MUHAMMAD BALABULUKI/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty ImagesFrom the 7th to the 15th  of October 2023, four 6.3...

Consolidated Appeal Israel and Palestine

ACFID members are on the ground and responding with life-saving humanitarian assistance, such as food, shelter, infrastructure, and health. Your donation will assist organisations to continue carrying out this crucial work. We will continue to update this page with additional members’ appeals as they are launched.

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.

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.

Sector Jobs

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 2022-23

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