CARE Australia

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CARE Australia was formed in 1987 by former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and is "the largest non-political non-religious overseas aid organisation in the country, providing humanitarian assistance across the globe." [1]


According to their Annual Report 2004-05 in 2004 CARE Australia had total assets worth $15.5 million, which increased to $50 million in 2005. Their total revenue in 2005 was $63 million. This can be broken down as follows:

  • $22 million - Donations and gifts from the Australian public (plus legacies)
  • $13 million - AusAid
  • $20 million - Project grants from CARE International members
  • $3 million - Project grants from multilateral agencies
  • $3.5 million - Project grants from foreign governments and overseas-based organisations

What is noticable is that they have massively increased the proportion of their funding derived directly from the public in recent years as their 2002 Annual Report shows that of their $55 million income:

  • Donations, legacies and bequests from the Australian public made up only 10%
  • AusAID 12%
  • CARE International members 57%
  • Multilaterals 12%
  • Foreign Governments and Agencies 8%
  • Other 1%

For details of all funding partners including governments and international development banks see.

According to their website:

"We are primarily dependant on support from the Australian public to carry out our work. Over the last eight years around 90 per cent of our total income from the Australian public and all other sources has been spent on work in the field, rather than on administration overheads." [2]

Corporate Partners

Executive donors

Founding Partners


Senior Associates

General donors






CARE Australia works in the following countries:

  • Asia/Pacific: Cambodia, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma*, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Africa: Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, South Africa, Sudan
  • Middle East/West Asia: Afghanistan, Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Yemen




Advisory council



Former Staff


National Office, Level 2, Open Systems House, 218 Northbourne Avenue

Braddon ACT 2612, Phone: (02) 6279 0200

Melbourne Office, 48 Dover Street, Cremorne VIC 3121, Phone: (03) 9421 5572
Sydney Office, Level 23, 1 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Phone: (02) 9231 2471
Telephone: toll free 1800 020 046