Salma with family in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Ashish Peter Gomes/Caritas Australia.

Ways to donate

From making a donation to hosting a fundraiser, there are many ways that you can put your compassion into action to support vulnerable communities. 

Every Dollar Makes a Difference 

Through our global Caritas network, we are able to reach some of the most remote and marginalised communities in the world. We draw upon local strengths and knowledge to support communities to thrive, flourish and build their resilience.

Your generous support today can make a life-changing difference for vulnerable communities around the world as they forge a path out of poverty. 

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Your donation today will go where it's needed most to help support vulnerable communities to forge a path out of poverty.

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Caritas Neighbours

The most effective way to create lasting change is by becoming a regular giver. Join our community of regular givers today.

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Fundraise online

Start your own fundraiser to help support people living in vulnerable communities.


Leave a Gift in Your Will

Leave a Legacy of Love to help create a better tomorrow for people living in poverty.

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Workplace Giving

Make an ongoing pre-tax charitable donation from your payroll to amplify your impact.

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Trust and Foundations

Charitable trusts and foundations play a vital role in powering the work of Caritas Australia.

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Corporate Partnerships

Partner with us to help create sustainable and lasting change together.

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Emergency Relief

Regular giving is the most effective way to support our work, but you can also provide emergency relief during times of crises. 

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Ways to make a donation

There are a number of ways that you can donate to support vulnerable communities around the world. You can:

Make a secure donation online at www.caritas.org.au/give 

Call us on 1800 024 413

Download this donation form and mail it to Caritas Australia, PO Box 9830, Sydney 2001 

Story of impact: Halima's journey

Halima fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and journeyed to Cox’s Bazar, the largest refugee camp in the world. Our local partner, Caritas Bangladesh, helped Halima access shelter and cooking equipment so that she can feed her family and support her children’s education.

She participated in hygiene and sanitation training and took on the role of community trainer herself, organising the cleaning of washrooms, wells and toilets.

Halima is proud that she is able to earn a small income, while maintaining the health of her family and the cleanliness of the camp community. Her children are adapting to life in the camp and are now at school.

Now I can keep my children clean, educate them and cover expenses for their needs.”

Halima in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Inmanuel Chayan Biswas/Caritas Bangladesh.
Halima in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Inmanuel Chayan Biswas/Caritas Bangladesh.


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About us 

Caritas Australia is international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. For more than 55 years, we have been working alongside vulnerable communities in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and with First Australians to forge a path out of poverty. 

Together with your support, we can create a just world for all. 

Together, we can create lasting change

Political, social and economic factors can all interlink to create conditions that thrust a community into poverty – sometimes for generations. We work alongside vulnerable communities around the world to tackle poverty by focusing on significant global issues, such as health, education, women’s rights, food and water security

At Caritas Australia we believe advocacy is important for creating long term change and addressing the structural causes of poverty. We support a number of advocacy actions, including:


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Project Compassion 

Project Compassion is our flagship fundraising campaign that is run during Lent every year. Parishes, schools and communities across Australia participate in Project Compassion to help raise funds for people living in poverty around the world. You can put your compassion into action by starting your own fundraiser or making a donation. 

Women for the World 

Women and girls around the world face gender discrimination, inequality and poverty. Women for the World brings the Australian community together to stand with women across the world through community-led fundraisers and events. It is held in August and September every year. 

Caritas Australia is fully accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), responsible for managing the Australian government’s aid program. A number of development programs in Asia and Africa implemented by Caritas Australia and our in-country partners are responding to COVID-19 with support from the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).