Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG)

ACFID’s Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG) provides a mechanism for Australian agencies working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance to share information, strengthen coordination, and engage in policy dialogue and advocacy to strengthen humanitarian response. HRG members work across a range of areas including protracted crises, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian effectiveness, civil-military engagement, and protection.

The HRG is made up of ACFID members with significant operational involvement in emergency relief and/or humanitarian issues. Members participate in the HRG as agency representatives, while Chairs are nominated in their individual capacity, taking into account a balance of Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) agencies and non-AHP agencies. Nominations for membership are approved by the ACFID CEO.

If you are an ACFID member and would like a copy of the Terms or Reference or to inquire about becoming a member of the HRG please, contact Jennifer Clancy, Humanitarian & Human Rights Advisor.


Jessica Letch, Australian Red Cross

Nichola Krey, Save the Children Australia (term expired, pleased send EOIs to Jennifer Clancy),

Participating ACFID Members

Act for Peace

ActionAid Australia

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Australian Lutheran World Service

Australian Red Cross

CARE Australia

Caritas Australia

ChildFund Australia

Habitat for Humanity Australia

Oxfam Australia

Plan International Australia

RedR Australia

Save the Children Australia

World Vision Australia


Anglican Board of Mission

Anglican Overseas Aid

Transform Aid International

Uniting World

Director of AHP Support Unit

ACFID Civil Society Liason to the Australian Civil Military Centre

Manager of the CAN DO Coordination Unit

ACFID Secretariat contact

Bethany Hender


Dr Helen Szoke