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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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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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Setting Policy, Practice and Leadership – ACFID Council AGM

2016 AGM
A series of resolutions were debates and passed at conference and new vice-presidents, board members and Code of Conduct Committee members elected.


Robust debate was held on a series of resolutions which looked at changes in membership practice and included calls condemning the Government for ongoing detention of people on Nauru and Manus; condemning the Duturte Government’s extrajudicial killings of drug users in the Philippines; and a call to ACFID members to tackle persistent under representation of women in leadership and governance roles; concern about the use of out of home care organisations in developing countries and a call to halt the unnecessary usage of this practice; and for a agencies to have a clear plan to combat the discrimination of people due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Read the final resolutions in full here.


At the ACFID Council AGM, members elected two new vice-presidents, and four Board members and three new members of the Code of Conduct Committee.

Read about your newly elected members here.

New Members

ACFID’s membership was strengthened again with a total of 5 new members and 4 affiliates. The new full members are ADARA Development Australia, MIT Group Foundation, Muslim Aid Australia, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and YWAM Medical Ships.

The new affiliate members are Australian Federation of Aids Organisation (AFAO), UNSW- International, Western Sydney University- School of Social Sciences and Psychology and Transparency International Australia.

Annual Report

ACFID President Sam Mostyn and CEO Marc Purcell reported on the year past. The annual statistical survey showed that community support for ACFID members increased by 10% between 2014 and 2015 and 110,000 more individual donors gave to ACFID members in 2015 than in 2014.

Read the 2015-16 annual report in full.