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Statement: ACFID supports decision to take Australian government to court over stranded children in Syria

  The Australian Council for International Development supports the decision by a group of Australian women and children to file a legal case in the Federal Court of Australia.  The group of 17 children and nine women, who have been trapped in detention camps in...

ACFID welcomes $29m foreign aid boost for crisis funding in Africa and Middle East

The Australian Council For International Development - ACFID - has warmly welcomed the Albanese Government's decision to allocate a further $29 million towards famine alleviation in the Horn of Africa and Middle East.  The amount brings to a total of $69 million that...
ACFID Connect: Practical Steps to Integrate Climate Action: Starting the Journey

ACFID Connect Webinar Series: Practical Steps to Integrate Climate Action: Starting the Journey

ACFID invites members to a two-part webinar series exploring the “how to” of integrating climate action into your organisation. Aimed particularly at ACFID members who are looking to start or step up their climate action, this series will include foundational...
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ACFID’s 2023-24 Federal Budget Analysis

ACFID has released our annual analysis of the Federal Budget as it relates to the development program.  While the Budget for 23-24 contains only modest immediate measures aimed at boosting ODA, ACFID recognises the Government is devoted to sequenced increases of 2.5...
A quote from Marc Purcell on the 23/24 Federal Budget: The Government’s stabilisation of the aid program has come not a moment too soon. Australia has descended to nearly the bottom of the OECD donor ladder over the last few years. And will continue to do so unless there are substantial investments in future budgets'

Aid Budget: Slow, But Steady

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) welcomes the 2023-24 Federal Budget’s measures towards improving Official Development Assistance, describing them as “responsible and sustainable.”   While the Budget contains only modest immediate measures...

Aid Sector Welcomes $6m for Sudan; Urges an Amplified Australian Response

Australia’s international aid and humanitarian sector has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement over the weekend of an initial $6 million in emergency funding to assist the people of Sudan, which is currently in the grips of a deadly civil conflict.  ...
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A Platform for Pacific Feminists to Come Together

The 3rd Pacific Feminist Forum starts today 8 May in Fiji until 10 May 2023. It is described by the organisers as ‘a platform for Pacific feminists to come together and share their experiences and strategies and inspire others to take on new challenges in their...
ACFID Member Showcase: The John Fawcett Foundation

ACFID Member Showcase: The John Fawcett Foundation

The John Fawcett Foundation (JFF) is a humanitarian not-for-profit organisation which assists needy people in Indonesia, particularly in the field of sight restoration and blindness prevention. It offers its assistance to people in the lower socio-economic group free...
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ACFID invites members and organisations to host sessions at Conference 2023

ACFID is calling for expressions of interest for concurrent sessions at its National Conference, to be held on the 18th and 19th of October 2023 in Sydney. ACFID members and other organisations in the sector are invited to propose sessions that contribute to advancing...
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Introduction to the International Development and Humanitarian Sector Workshop

ACFID invites member and non-member staff, board and other personnel who are new to the International Development and Humanitarian Sector to a one-day introductory workshop in Melbourne. This participatory face-to-face event will include an overview of the history of...

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 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