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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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Recognising Outstanding Contributions

The ACFID Awards

ACFID presented three awards at its 2016 conference in Melbourne on 26 October.

Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award

Professor Gillian Triggs

The Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award was awarded to President of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to advancing human rights. Read her acceptance of the award and congratulatory comments from ACFID President, Sam Mostyn.

ACFID’s Media Award

Lisa Martin

The ACFID Media Award was presented to the Australian Associated Press Canberra political reporter, Lisa Martin, for her coverage of domestic violence in Papua New Guinea.

The award recognised Martin’s substantial contribution to raising awareness of the dire situation faced by women and children in Papua New Guinea who experience domestic violence, as well as her significant follow up on the key issue. Read Marc Purcell’s comments here


ACFID’s Contribution to the Sector

Rev. John Deane

The Rev John Deane, Executive Director of the Anglican Board of Mission, received the ACFID Contribution to the Sector Award for his long service and particularly his time serving on ACFID’s Committee for Development Cooperation.

In a letter bestowing the award on Rev Deane, ACFID President, Sam Mostyn said: “Your service on the CDC for 18 of its 41 years make you the longest serving committee member of the Australian Aid Program’s longest running stakeholder committee with citizen run development NGOs. In doing so, you have engaged with the Australian Government in mediating relations with common sense, good grace and diligence.”