CARE Australia supports women around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We work with local communities to provide women with equal opportunities to earn an income, gain access to their fair share of resources, participate in decisions that affect their lives, and lead their communities through the increasing impacts of climate disasters and other crises.
Women and girls bear the brunt of poverty and are more severely affected by crises like climate change, disasters, COVID-19, conflict and other emergencies.
Yet when a woman has the tools and opportunity to lift herself out of poverty, she brings her family and her community with her. When her voice is listened to, she speaks not just for herself, but for others too. Around the world, women reinvest the majority of their income back into their families. That’s why investing in women isn’t just about women’s rights or human rights — it’s the smartest way to help communities defeat poverty.
When it comes to defeating poverty and helping communities withstand disasters and crises, working with and supporting women is the solution. When one woman escapes poverty, she’ll bring four others with her — and that’s a powerful multiplier.
CARE Australia is a member of the global CARE Confederation, working with communities all over the world. With a vast majority of staff local to the country where they work, supporting a strong network of local partners, we have deep connections and impact in more than 100 countries.
As CARE Australia, we have built strong, long-term relationships with partners who work in their own communities in the South-East Asia and Pacific regions and we know that this is where we can be most effective. We also respond to humanitarian crises outside this region when we are well-placed to do so.
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.
Read more about our work, approach and goals in the CARE Australia 2021-2025 Strategic Ambition.
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
For 75 years CARE has been helping communities to fight poverty and create equality.Learn More
Our Annual Report
This year, we’ve reviewed our achievements in our last strategy and forged new pathways to best support our local partners and the people and communities we work with for success.Read more
The support of our donors enables all the lifesaving work that CARE undertakes. See reports showcasing just a few of the communities we’ve worked with.Learn More
Guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we support those affected by humanitarian crises and tackle the underlying causes of poverty to create transformative change.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
Annual Report Archive
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
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