About us

A global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty

CARE Australia is a leading international aid organisation that works around the globe to save lives and defeat poverty. We know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

We put women and girls at the heart of our work on an ongoing basis. Their access to equal opportunities represents a powerful and effective opportunity to end extreme poverty. When one woman escapes poverty, she will bring four others with her.

It starts with Equal

We share with our supporters the desire for everyone to have a fair chance in life, an equal opportunity. Your donation can help end extreme poverty and give people the means to build a better future for themselves.

For those living in extreme poverty, your support brings education and training, healthcare and clean water, nutritious food, and new ways to earn an income. And in times of crisis, you help us deliver emergency relief.

Throughout our site, our name ‘CARE’ is used to reflect our lifesaving work across the world. Our network includes 14 federation members working in over 95 countries. Please refer to our Annual Report for a more detailed list of the multiple programs CARE Australia directly manages.

CARE has been committed to helping the world’s most vulnerable people since the first CARE packages were sent to the survivors of World War II in 1945. We seek to end extreme poverty for all who experience it. We provide assistance to those in poverty regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

We have learnt from our work across 95 countries that when inequality is tackled, long-term lasting change is possible. Our work, approach and goals are defined by the CARE Australia Strategy 2019+.

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Mission & Vision

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. Learn More

Where the money goes

CARE Australia spent 85 per cent of total expenditure on our programs in 2018. Learn More

StrategyMeasuring Impact

With almost 1,000 CARE projects around the world, there is a lot of information about our work and our impact. Learn More


CARE Australia is primarily dependent on the generous support from the Australian public and Australian Government to continue our vital work. Learn More

Annual reportsAnnual Reports

With your assistance, CARE Australia is committed to helping communities in need. Learn More

CARE packagesHistory

For 70 years CARE has been helping people in need. Learn More

Codes of conductCode of Conduct

To ensure accountability and transparency, CARE Australia carefully manages all the projects we undertake. Learn More

Staff & Board

In Australia and overseas we have 748 staff, of whom ninety-four per cent are nationals of the countries in which we operate.
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CARE is privileged to have help for our high profile supporters. Learn More

PartnersCorporate Partners

Together, CARE and our corporate partners are helping to build a world where all people can live in dignity and security. Learn More


Check our most asked questions. Learn More

Reconciliation Action Plan

CARE Australia’s reconconciliation action plan. See here