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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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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.


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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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Australians Urged to Donate to Australian NGOs to Help with Türkiye/Syria Relief

Feb 21, 2023 | ACFID News, Government News, Media Releases

Australians have been donating generously to appeals by NGOs and humanitarian agencies operating to help people affected by the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria earlier this month. 


So far, donations from the public to the Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) have exceeded $1.1 million. 


The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is promoting appeals by its member organisations, which must comply with its Code of Conduct requirements. This includes a responsibility to provide clear information to donors on the emergency and the work they are doing with affected communities. 


NGOs working on the ground are critical in ensuring a free and ready flow of goods and services to people in need, including blankets, clothing and medicines. They do that by having established and trusted partners on the ground, who already have a response mobilised. 


By donating directly to NGOs, Australians can be assured that their money is being channeled directly to those in need. 


NGOs and humanitarian agencies are also calling on Australians to ensure that they donate responsibly. Unrequested goods sent abroad can often be unnecessary and end up blocking space in ports and airports, and can often end up in landfill. 


“Cash is king when it comes to donations,” said ACFID’s Humanitarian and Policy Advisor Natasha Chabbra. “Cash is fast and flexible, and means that goods can be sourced and bought locally – meaning there’s a double positive impact as local businesses are supported.” 


ACFID’s Consolidated Appeals page can be found here. Appeals from the Emergency Action Alliance and other members are listed here with links, for those wishing to donate to large or small organisations.


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