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'Caritas' is a Latin word meaning 'Love + Compassion'. Find out more about how Caritas Australia enacts these terms in our international humanitarian work.
Explore the principles that shape Caritas Australia's work to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.
Join our team of dedicated staff seeking to help others. View our current employment vacancies and volunteering opportunities.
Read or download our publications and reports including our Annual Report.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about our work, aid and development, and how you can help.
The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of Caritas Australia's journey of love and compassion. Read more and watch videos outlining what we have achieved within our 50 years.
Caritas Australia has over 170 long-term development projects across the globe.
Discover how we empower communities so they can help themselves out of poverty.
Understand the issues that underpin human development and impact on poverty.
Explore our current emergency aid appeals, disaster relief work and recent humanitarian responses.
The latest news, updates and stories on Caritas Australia, and our aid and development work.
Read the latest blog posts and stories from Caritas Australia and our partners around the world.
View photos and videos of Caritas Australia's aid and development work around the world.
The Strengths Based Approach, also known as Asset Based Community Development, focuses on the strengths, capacities and assets of communities so that they may be architects of their own better futures.
The SDGs are 17 Global Goals adopted by the United Nations to help end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, and take action on climate change by 2030.
Professional development, Just Leadership days and free teaching resources to help embed social justice into your school curriculum and ethos.
Explore the Catholic Social Teaching principles and how they guide the work of Caritas Australia.
Explore and download free prayers, liturgies, group reflection notes and much more to help your community understand more deeply social justice issues and the work of Caritas Australia.
Join us to take action with inspiration from Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on human ecology, Laudato Sii.
Join us in calling on Australia to maintain its commitment to overseas aid.
Support the fight for justice for women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Learn more about Caritas Australia's past campaigns for a more just world.
Find inspiration to join Caritas Australia's campaigns for a more just and compassionate world.
Want to do your bit to alleviate poverty and promote justice around the world? Fundraise for Caritas Australia and help support our life-changing programs. Find inspiration and ideas here.
Take part in a community event to fundraise and help Caritas Australia to end poverty and promote justice. Find out what events are coming up across Australia.
Subscribe to Caritas Australia's news and publications to stay informed about our life-changing programs, and register for upcoming fundraising or advocacy events.
Together we can help the poorest of the poor live a life of dignity, free from poverty. Every dollar makes a difference. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.
Consistent income streams have a powerful impact on the way we work, enabling us to strengthen our commitment to helping even more women, men and children living in poverty. Donate monthly to become a Caritas Neighbour.
Fundraise for Caritas Australia! Take a look at some of our creative, sporty, tasty fundraising ideas and help raise money and awareness for our life-changing programs.
Leaving a charitable bequest in your Will to Caritas Australia will help end poverty around the world.
Looking for birthday, wedding or anniversary present ideas? Why not donate instead of buying or receiving gifts?
Are you looking for ways to show your staff, investors, stakeholders, customers and prospects that you care about a just world? Partner with Caritas Australia.
Demonstrate corporate social responsibility by giving your staff the opportunity to donate regularly to charity. Set up a Workplace Giving Program with Caritas Australia.
A charitable trust donation to Caritas Australia helps end poverty, promote justice and uphold human dignity around the world.
Major donors play an important role in supporting our work to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Caritas Australia values meaningful partnerships, and we are able to tailor different options for major donor support.
Donate online to help the millions of innocent people afflicted by natural disasters, international conflicts and humanitarian emergencies.
Buy the gift of food, water, agriculture, education, health, emergency aid (and more). Buy a personalisable Global Gift card or e-card to give to your loved ones, and help make a difference around the world.
With your help, we can help the poorest of the poor become self-sufficient so they don’t need to rely on charity. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Make a monthly donation. Help reduce admin costs so more money can be sent to those who need it most.
Set up your own fundraising or event page now and help the world’s most vulnerable people! Explore our fundraising ideas.
Deliver urgent relief. Caritas is one of the world's largest and most effective emergency aid networks.
An enduring legacy of love. Leaving a bequest in your will makes a real and lasting difference for generations.
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Donate straight from your pay. A cost-effective and simple way of making a donation to Caritas.
Become a corporate partner. Partnerships are rewarding for employers, employees and the world's poor.
Mark your event with a life-changing gift. Instead of buying or receiving gifts, be charitable and donate.
Make your gift-giving meaningful. Give your loved ones the gift that keeps on giving! Seven gift cards to choose from.
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Donations from Trusts, Foundations and Private Ancillary Funds help fund development activities worldwide.
Major donors play an important role in supporting our work with the poorest of the poor communities around the world.
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Yes, you can make a real difference to the world's poor.
Caritas ensures that your donations are put to work serving the poorest of the poor across the globe. We strive to keep our administration and fundraising costs at or below 10% of our income so more of your money goes to those who need it most.
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Caritas Australia is the international aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia. We are a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and the Church Agencies Network. We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (ABN 90 970 605 069) with charity status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.