Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG)

ACFID’s Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG) is the independent voice of ACFID-member humanitarian agencies in Australia and the principle mechanism for sector-wide humanitarian policy and advocacy.  HRG members are supported by a wide cross-section of the Australian community to deliver humanitarian action around the world and are delivery partners in the Australian Government’s humanitarian program. They work across a range of areas including protracted crises, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian effectiveness, civil-military engagement, and protection.

Recent HRG policy reports include Fit for the Future: Priorities for Australia’s Humanitarian Action and the HRG Submission on Australia’s New International Development Policy.

The HRG is made up of ACFID members with significant operational involvement in humanitarian action. 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) lead agencies and non-lead 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 Sarah Burrows at [email protected]  


Sophie Ford, Australian Red Cross

Nadine Haddad, World Vision 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

Oxfam Australia

Plan International Australia

RedR Australia

Save the Children Australia

World Vision Australia


Anglican Board of Mission

Anglican Overseas Aid

Australia for UNHCR


CBM Australia

Habitat for Humanity Australia

Tearfund Australia

Transform Aid International

UNICEF Australia

Uniting World

ACFID Secretariat contact

Sarah Burrows