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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

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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

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ACFID Council

ACFID council

Members vote at the Annual General Meeting. Photo: ACFID

ACFID is composed of a membership of Australian not-for-profit organisations that work in the field of international aid and development. This membership is also known as the ACFID Council (the Council).

The Council holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) at least once in every financial year.

The purpose of the AGM is to:

  • Review ACFID’s operations, including to receive and consider the profit and loss account, the balance sheet, the report of the Auditor and the report of the Board
  • Receive and consider the report from the Code of Conduct Committee
  • Set policy-making guidelines, and formulate fundamental policy principles and objectives
  • Encourage active participation of all members
  • Elect Board members and office-bearers of ACFID in place of those retiring
  • Approve and ratify the admission of new members
  • Address such other matters as the Council determines from time to time.

If you would like to see the minutes of the most recent ACFID AGM, please contact us to request them.

ACFID Constitution

The powers of ACFID Council, the Board and the Code of Conduct Committee are set out in the ACFID Constitution, which is also called the Rules and Objects of ACFID.

Changes to the ACFID Constitution can only be made through a vote by the membership, which takes place at the ACFID Annual General Meeting.



Annual Reports


During the ACFID Council’s 2022 AGM, one resolution was passed. This can be viewed and downloaded here:

Resolution on Decolonisation, Anti-Racism and Locally Led Action

During the ACFID Council’s 2021 AGM several resolutions were passed. They can be viewed and downloaded here:

Resolution on the urgent need to repatriate Australian children and women from detention camps in North East Syria

Resolution on Climate Action

During the ACFID Council’s 2020 AGM several resolutions were passed. They can be viewed and downloaded here:

Resolution on Race, Diversity and Australian INGOs

Resolution on Children and Australian Aid

Resolution on COVID-19 and System Change

Read other key resolutions here.