Jesus said that he came that all people may have life, and have it abundantly. But for millions of people around the world, this is still far from reality.

Anglican Overseas Aid is an overseas relief and development agency of the Anglican Church of Australia. Our work is an expression of our Christian faith through which we seek to bring about a peaceful, just and sustainable world for all.

Our work is also enacted through best-practice development frameworks. We are fully accredited with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and are a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.

We believe that everyone has an important part to play in making abundant life a reality for all people. That’s why we’re passionate about working with communities all over the world so they can lift themselves out of poverty.

We work with Anglican and like-minded agencies to create and strengthen partnerships in developing countries to overcome poverty, injustice and disaster. We support our partners to assist marginalised communities to take control of their own lives and promote community wellbeing.

For more than 30 years we have been supporting communities around the world to lift themselves out of poverty regardless of race, religion, sexuality, gender, age or social standing within a community.

Although we understand our work as an integral part of the broader mission of the church, we do not engage in evangelism or proselytising and do not use funds – whether public donations or from DFAT – for such activities.

Anglican Overseas Aid’s work is funded and energised through friendships, hard work, a shared Anglican expression of Christian faith and everyday acts of unity. We are extremely grateful for the support we receive and are always seeking opportunities to inspire Australians to become involved and responsible global citizens.

With projects in countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific ranging across broad areas including women’s empowerment, child protection, disaster response, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, maternal and child health, promoting the elimination of gender-based violence and more, Anglican Overseas Aid is a dynamic and effective faith-based organisation.

The short version

Anglican Overseas Aid is an overseas relief and development agency of the Anglican Church of Australia. For more than 30 years we have been working for a peaceful, just and sustainable world free from poverty.

In this section, you can find out about our vision and purpose, and the strategic goals that guide our work. You can also meet our staff and board members, find out about our governance structure and committees, and learn about the ways that we are held accountable to conducting our business with integrity, honesty and fairness.

You can also read the main piece on this page for a more detailed overview.