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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

Internships and Volunteering

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Many ACFID Member organisations offer internship opportunities to students and recent graduates, to help build their capacity and experience in the sector.

Below is a selection of these opportunities. However, you’re also encouraged to visit the individual websites of other ACFID Members to see whether they’re offering internships at this time.

Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP)

Internship placements at Oxfam Australia are a fantastic opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in the sector while gaining accreditation towards the completion of relevant studies. Please note their internships are reserved for students enrolled in Australian universities only. Internships are a three-way formal agreement between Oxfam Australia, the tertiary institution and the student. They are unpaid placements and can be taken up by students at any time throughout the year.

Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity International Australia exists to provide opportunities for people living in poverty to transform their lives. With over 40 years of experience in microfinance and support services, Opportunity International Australia uses a business approach to solve poverty.

The Opportunity International Australia Internship Program offers internships at their Sydney office. The internship lasts approximately four and a half months and start at various times of the year. Internships are voluntary positions with interns responsible for their own travel, living expenses and any visa requirements.


Many ACFID Members welcome volunteers to undertake fundraising, education and advocacy work in Australia. A number of members also rely on the generosity of Australian volunteers to assist in their implementation of programs overseas.

Below is a list of some of the larger overseas volunteer programs administered by ACFID Members. Contact ACFID Members directly to find out what specific skills they are looking for in volunteers.

If you are considering volunteering overseas, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site and read the SmartVolunteering advice on being an informed, child-safe and prepared volunteer.

Other volunteering opportunities

The Australian Government also runs its own official volunteer program: 
Australian Volunteers

The UNV Online Volunteering service is a free service that puts volunteers into contact with organizations worldwide to work together for peace and development – over the Internet. Online volunteers can support your activities in many ways. They can research information, design websites, translate publications, provide expert advice, and much more.