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 representatives from 14 ACFID members, each 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 Humanitarian Partnership Agreement (HPA) agencies and non-HPA agencies. Nominations for membership are approved by the ACFID Executive Committee.

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 Bethany Hender, Humanitarian & Human Rights Advisor.


Michelle Higelin, ActionAid Australia

Nichola Krey, Save the Children Australia

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

Transform Aid International

World Vision Australia

ACFID Secretariat contact

Bethany Hender

ExCom HRG Champion

Dr Helen Szoke