Who We Are Who We Are

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+.

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.

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.

CARE Australia - Who We Are - Mission and Vision
CARE Australia - Who We Are - Where The Money Goes

Where The Money Goes

CARE Australia spent 90 per cent of total expenditure on our programs in 2018/19.

Measuring Impact

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

CARE Australia - Who We Are - Measuring Impact
CARE Australia - Who We Are - Funding


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

Annual Reports

With your assistance, CARE Australia is committed to helping communities in need. View CARE Australia’s annual reports for detailed information on our work.

CARE Australia - Who We Are - Annual Reports
CARE Australia - Who We Are - CARE History


For 75 years CARE has been helping the world’s most vulnerable communities to fight poverty and create equality.

Codes of Conduct

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

CARE Australia - Who We Are - Codes of Conduct
CARE Australia - Who We Are - Staff and Board

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.


We are fortunate to have the support of well-known individuals who represent CARE Australia.

CARE Australia - Who We Are - Ambassadors
CARE Australia - Who We Are - Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners

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


Learn more about CARE Australia’s lifesaving work with these frequently asked questions.

CARE Australia - Who We Are - FAQs
CARE Australia - Who We Are - Constitution


CARE Australia’s Constitution.

Reconciliation Action Plan

CARE Australia’s reconciliation action plan.

CARE Australia - Who We Are - Reconciliation Action Plan
CARE Australia - Who We Are - Policy on Evangelism, Welfare & Partisan Politics

Policy on Evangelism, Welfare & Partisan Politics

CARE Australia’s policy.

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