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Welcome to ACFID's new members - featuring logos from Doctors Assisting In South-Pacific Islands (DAISI®); A Liquid Future; Project Rozana; St John of God Social Outreach; REACH for Nepal Foundation

A Big Welcome to ACFID’s 2022 New Members!

On Wednesday 2 November 2022, ACFID officially welcomed five new members onboard at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). All are full members. ACFID’s newest members are: ·        Doctors Assisting In South-Pacific Islands (DAISI®). A not-for-profit organisation...
ACFID 2022-23 Supplementary Federal Budget Analysis

ACFID 2022-23 Supplementary Federal Budget Analysis

ACFID has welcomed the Australian Government building on its election commitments and directing an additional $1.4 billion over 4 years to the Official Development Assistance (ODA) program. A total of $4.651 billion will be delivered in 2022-23. This is a strong start...
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 2022 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...
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Minimising Financial Wastage

Quality Principle 8.2.2 of ACFID’s Code of Conduct mentions that members should be effective in their use of resources and minimise financial wastage. Unfortunately, adherence for industry participants can be a challenge when dealing with the hidden costs of...
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How Treasury Management Helps Children Around the World

Many corporations and private citizens alike may assume that once they’ve made a donation to their charitable organization of choice that the money goes to those in need immediately, not taking into account the logistics involved in moving large sums of cash across...

ACFID FX Markets Update 2022

NGOs budgeting and forecasting this year are faced with a changing landscape not seen in over a decade, a turning point in global financial markets as the era of record low interest rates finally coming to an end. The driving force behind this change is the growing...

Introducing ACFID’s new members

Today, ACFID officially welcomed six new members onboard at our Annual General Meeting: five full members and one affiliate member. ACFID CEO Marc Purcell welcomed the new members, stating: "We are incredibly pleased to welcome these members to the ACFID community; a...

Diana Sayed, CEO of the Australian Muslim Woman’s Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR), announced as Keynote Speaker at next week’s ACFID Conference 2021

ACFID is excited to announce our final keynote speaker of the ACFID Conference 2021, Diana Sayed. Ms Sayed is the CEO of the AMWCHR, an organisation that advocates for the rights of all Muslim women, through programs, casework, research, publications, and consultancy....
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Nominations for ACFID Awards 2021

Do you know someone who is worthy of recognition for contribution to the Australian Aid and Development Sector? Do you want their accomplishments to be celebrated at our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM)? ACFID is now seeking nominations for our three ACFID 2021...

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Development Coordination, Robert Piper, announced as keynote speaker at ACFID Conference 2021

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is delighted to announce that Robert Piper, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Development Coordination Office will be joining ACFID Conference 2021 as a keynote speaker. Mr. Piper will be...

ACFID sets the standard

ACFID sets the standard. ACFID members must comply with the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice that aims to improve international development and humanitarian action outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of signatory organisations

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of Conduct and how it operates

ACFID educates

ACFID educates. We aim to build sector capability so that Australia has a high performing development and humanitarian sector that delivers for the stakeholders it serves. We regularly collaborate with member organisations and ACFID Communities of Practice to convert practice leadership into learning opportunities for the wider sector.

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ACFID advocates

ACFID advocates. ACFID is an influential voice on critical and emerging issues impacting the achievement of inclusive and sustainable development and humanitarian practice. ACFID focuses on a number of different issues of which our members work towards, such as climate change action and civil society inclusion.

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of Conduct and how it operates

ACFID engages

ACFID engages. We work with government to foster an open, accountable and fair enabling environment for international development and humanitarian practice. We advocate and lobby to government on behalf of our members to maintain collaboration between NGOs and government actors in the sector and build a policy and regulatory environment that enables the work of its members.

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The Impact of Our Members

Statistics from 2019-2020

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.



Conference 2022


Acting with evidence, equity and inclusion for a resilient future.

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

Budget Analysis

Federal Budget 2022 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