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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

Home 5 Learning 5 Past Conferences 5 2015 Conference

2015 Annual Conference

Innovation and Development – Learn, Adapt, Change, Evolve

Introduction to 2015 Annual Event

Introduction to the 2015 National Conference

ACFID National Conference 2015: Coinciding with ACFID’s 50th year, our 2015 National Conference took place in Sydney on 15th and 16th October with the theme of Innovation and Development.


What did we hear and learn at ACFID’s National Conference? Current development challenges and the space for innovation were the key topics addressed at the ACFID National Conference in October 2015.

2015 Event outcomes
A political perspective

A political perspective

Perspective from politicians. Three federal politicians addressed ACFID’s National Conference, all providing varying perspectives on the aid challenges facing Australia.

ACFID Research

To inform debate and discussions at the ACFID National Conference, ACFID engaged Oxfam Australia, in partnership with Inventium, to examine how innovation is currently understood and applied by ACFID member agencies.

ACFID Research
Masterclass & Workshops

Masterclass & Workshops

Propositions for innovation and impact. Through the masterclass leading up to conference and three participatory workshops at conference, ACFID asked participants to put forward propositions on fast-tracking innovation and impact in our sector.

Annual General Meeting

Changes to ACFID’s Constitution. ACFID members passed a number of changes to ACFID’s Constitution at the Annual General Meeting to support the delivery of the organisations new five-year Strategic Plan.

2015 AGM
2015 Resolutions


Political resolutions passed at the ACFID. Members passed two political resolutions at ACFID Annual General Meeting on 16 October 2015.

2015 Awards

Four ACFID Annual Awards were presented at the ACFID National Conference in Sydney on 15 October 2015
2015 Awards