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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 2017 conference in Melbourne

Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award

Pat Anderson

ACFID awarded the prestigious Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award to the Referendum Council in recognition of their outstanding and collaborative consultative process on constitutional reform and their vitally important report to the Federal Parliament.

Receiving the award, Pat Anderson, Co-Chair of the Referendum Council said: “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the Referendum Council, despite this being such a profoundly disappointing time for all First Nations Peoples and for those who support our continuing struggle for truth and justice. The Award reminds us of the depth of good will and support for true reconciliation in this country, which the government has chosen to ignore just as it has chosen to ignore the voices of our Peoples”.

ACFID’s Media Award

Michael Bachelard and Kate Geraghty

Foreign editor of Fairfax Media, Michael Bachelard and photojournalist Kate Geraghty were awarded ACFID’s media award for their series of stories which profiled people living under the ravages of Islamic State.

Presenting the award, ACFID’s President, Sam Mostyn said: “In a very competitive field, these extraordinary pieces were selected on their power to evoke our common humanity. Michael’s skilful writing and Kate’s exceptional photography and video captured the lived experience of men, women and children under Islamic State with incredible accuracy, depth and sensitivity”.

ACFID’s Contribution to the Sector

Mark Webster

Outgoing ADRA Australia CEO, Mark Webster, received ACFID’s Contribution to the Sector Award in recognition of his work on ACFID’s Development Practice Committee, through which he made “invaluable contributions” to the development of tools and workshops for learning and development across the sector.

On presenting the award, ACFID’s outgoing President, Sam Mostyn, said: “Generosity and a spirit of partnership have been hallmarks of Mark’s outstanding contribution to Australia’s aid and development sector. Mark has taken on a long list of responsibilities to the benefit of others and in doing so has demonstrated great integrity, leadership and positivity”.