Anglican Overseas Aid is an overseas relief and development agency of the Anglican Church of Australia.


Our vision is for a just, peaceful and sustainable world free of poverty.


Anglican Overseas Aid works in partnership with Anglican and like-minded agencies to:

  • Create and strengthen partnerships in developing countries to overcome poverty, injustice and disaster;
  • Support our partners to respond and adapt to environmental challenges; and
  • Inspire Australians to be compassionate, involved and responsible global citizens.

Our Values

In the spirit of the Christian Gospel, Anglican Overseas Aid:

  • Works for justice, equity, reconciliation and peace.
  • Acts in solidarity with the poor and marginalised.
  • Responds with compassion.
  • Works with respect to build on the strengths in partner communities.
  • Is committed to transparency and accountability.
  • Strives to achieve sustainable outcomes that improve quality of life.

Strategic Plan

As part of our commitment to transparency, you can review our strategic goals for 2017 – 2022.

Strategic goal 1

AOA will accompany our partners to improve the impact and effectiveness of field programs. We will do this by listening carefully, collaborating to create value, and being open to new ideas. 

Strategic goal 2

To continue AOA’s partner-centred focus on emergencies within a sustainable development framework.

Strategic goal 3

To leverage our Christian faith-identity so that our stakeholders achieve a deeper understanding and engagement with AOA as a leader in faith-based development.

Strategic goal 4

To achieve a diversified and sustainable financial base for AOA with a measured performance better than the sector.

Strategic goal 5

In all its activity AOA will operate with integrity as a professional, safe, and compliant organisation, accredited at the highest level within the Australian international development sector.