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. 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.
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 21 federation members working in 104 countries. Please refer to our Annual Reports 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 104 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+.
Supporting women. Defeating poverty.
Mission & Vision
We seek a world of hope, inclusion 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 91 per cent of total expenditure on our programs in 2019/20.Learn More
The support of our donors enables all the lifesaving work that CARE undertakes. See reports showcasing just a few of the communities that our work has touched.Learn More
With your assistance, CARE Australia is committed to helping communities in need. View CARE Australia’s annual reports for detailed information on our work.Learn More
For 75 years CARE has been helping the world’s most vulnerable communities to fight poverty and create equality.Learn More
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
Codes 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.Learn More
We are fortunate to have the support of well-known individuals who represent CARE Australia.Learn More
Together, CARE and our corporate partners are helping to build a world where all people can live in dignity and security.Learn More
Learn more about CARE Australia’s lifesaving work with these frequently asked questions.Learn More
CARE Australia policies
View CARE Australia’s policies.Learn More