Community members pose for a picture outside the eco-tourism project long house in Indonesia. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Our Partnerships

Working in collaboration and cooperation is at the heart of Caritas Australia. With the support of our partners, we work hand in hand with the most marginalised and remote communities in Australia and overseas.  

Our network

Caritas Internationalis has a rich history of listening to the most marginalised and vulnerable and working alongside them to transform their own lives. The moral and spiritual principles of dignity, justice, solidarity and stewardship guide the work of all Caritas organisations today.  

Inspired by Catholic faith, Caritas is the helping hand of the Church – reaching out to the most vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice and fraternal love.  

The new Caritas Internationalis campaign, Together We, is a way to play our own part in caring for our Common Home to make it a better, healthier place to live for present and future generations.  

Learn more about Caritas Internationalis  

Caritas Australia is a member of Caritas Oceania - along with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, Caritas Fiji, Caritas Tonga, Caritas Pacific Islands, Caritas Papua New Guinea, and Caritas Samoa. Together, we work on climate change, emergency response, peace building and development – both in our own countries and in other parts of the world. 

In times of crisis, Caritas Oceania's role is fundamental in reaching the most marginalised and vulnerable communities in our region. The strength of the Caritas Oceania family is their solidarity founded in warmth, friendship and genuine dialogue, through talanoa, respectful relationships and storytelling. 

Caritas Oceania recognises that climate change, rising sea levels and climate-induced displacement are not theories, but rather real and lived experiences for our region. Fratelli Tutti and Laudato Si' call on us to demand better politics and more effective international institutions so that we can care for our common home and address the structural causes of inequality.   

Learn more about our Advocacy initiatives as part of Caritas Oceania

Our coalitions

The Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations is a group of eight Australian church-based aid and development agencies. The network supports church collaboration and coordination in humanitarian response, disaster management and community development.  As part of CAN DO, Caritas Australia works with other members to build resilience, strengthen local capacity, and enhance our ability as agencies to respond to disasters, especially in the Pacific.   

Learn more about CAN DO

Caritas Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in international development and humanitarian action. ACFID seeks to be an influential policy voice, a catalyst for change and a standard bearer for good practice in the international development and humanitarian world. 

Learn more about ACFID

Micah is a coalition of Australia’s leading Christian international development agencies raising a powerful voice for justice and a world free from poverty. As a member organisation, we provide support and input into shaping, resourcing and implementing Micah’s strategy. 

Learn more about Micah

Caritas Australia is proud to be a founding member of the Emergency Action Alliance. The Emergency Action Alliance is a collective of 15 Australian based aid organisations that uses its reach and resources to save lives around the world. Together, we raise more money, for greater impact. 

Learn more about EAA

Our funding partners

Caritas Australia is accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), responsible for managing Australia’s aid program. To maintain accreditation, all of our systems, policies and processes are rigorously reviewed by the Australian Government. 

Caritas Australia is a valued partner of the Australian Government, receiving flexible funding under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) each year to implement development and poverty alleviation programs overseas. 

Through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP), supported by the Australian Government, Caritas Australia receives funds, through CAN DO, to support communities dealing with disasters and other humanitarian crises.