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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

disruptive dynamics, inspired ideas

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 invites members and organisations to host sessions at Conference 2024

May 24, 2024 | ACFID News

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ACFID is calling for expressions of interest for concurrent sessions at its National Conference, to be held on the 23rd and 24th of October in Sydney at the Roundhouse at UNSW. ACFID members and other organisations in the sector are invited to propose sessions that contribute to advancing this year’s theme, ‘Solidarity and Resilience: The Power of the Collective’. 

ACFID Conference 2024 turns our attention to how fostering solidarity and resilience is essential for promoting sustainable development and creating a more equitable and just world. The two-day program includes space for both virtual and face-to-face concurrent sessions that advance the conference theme by exploring topics, issues or bold ideas for delegates to learn about, discuss and debate. 

Concurrent sessions are an important platform to delve deeper into specific aspects of the Conference theme through formats which promote participation of delegates. 

ACFID’s Learning and Impact Advisor, Anne Fitzpatrick, encourages organisations considering submitting an EOI, to harness diverse perspectives. “We are looking for sessions that will help us answer questions such as ‘How can we better amplify the voices of local communities and organizations to ensure that development efforts are truly driven by solidarity and mutual support?’and ‘How can the concept of resilience be used to address underlying structural issues that perpetuate inequality and people’s experiences of vulnerability?” 

Commenting on the call for EOIs, ACFID’s Conference Lead, Raewyn Lans said: “Conference 2024 will be an opportunity for the sector to come together for 2 days of challenging and inspiring conversations about fostering solidarity and resilience to create a more equitable and just world.” 

“We are looking forward to expressions of interest for sessions that actively involve delegates through virtual collaborative technologies or face to face participation and engagement.” 

The call for EOIs is open until Friday 12th July 2024, with information sessions available for interested organisations. 

More information and guidelines on submitting an EOI are listed on the Conference webpage. For questions, more information and to submit an EOI, contact Anne Fitzpatrick via [email protected].