Learn about our history, structure, network, mission and mandate.
'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 120 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.
In response to Pope Francis’ call to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate migrants and refugees, we are asking you to support the global Caritas campaign "Share the Journey".
Join us in calling on Australia to maintain its commitment to overseas aid.
Working together to create a climate of justice. Join us in being inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si.
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.
"Let unifying love be your measure; abiding love your challenge; self-giving love your mission."
Get your Project Compassion 2018 activities off to a good start, ensuring your whole parish is familiar with this year’s theme: “A Just Future”.
Download the Parish Kit as a guide to help you link Lent, life and liturgy in your parish this Lenten season.
Faces of Project Compassion (PowerPoint presentation introducing all six stories. Select specific slides for each week to show at the beginning of mass or have it on loop before or after mass.)
Fundraising Booklet - Coming Soon
Will be available in Jan 2018
Way of the Cross Reflection
Week 1 - Janaki
Nepal Primary Film
Week 1 - Janaki
Nepal Secondary Film
Week 2 - Rattanak
Week 3 - Bayan
Extra Nepal Films
Janaki “A Day in the Life” film
How to Make Roti
How to Make a Kurti
360° Films from Nepal
In the Kitchen
Life in a village
360° Films from Cambodia
Visiting a Barber Shop
Visiting a Market
Street View of Cambodia
What your Donations Can Do
We offer a different story to feature each week during Lent. Focused on the theme “A Just Future,” and featuring a new country each week, the stories explain the issues faced in each country.
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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.