As the international aid and development agency of the Australian Catholic Church, we are driven by social justice and the dignity of every person. We work with local communities in Australia and overseas, listening to concerns, assessing needs and working with partners on locally-led development programs. With hope, support and compassion at the core of what we do, we work towards a world where all people may thrive.
Working together for justice and dignity. Walking together in hope. Building together a thriving future for all.
Walk with us towards a world of hope.
Join an event or start your own to help change lives.
Join our global neighbourhood of supporters and help people living in poverty.
Include a gift in your will to create a legacy of support.
Provide immediate support by giving towards emergency relief.
We connect young Australians in Catholic schools with the Caritas Australia mission to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our engagement team produces extensive educational and creative online resources for teachers and students.
We believe a better world is possible. We work alongside communities to tackle the root causes of poverty through development, relief and advocacy work. Together, we believe in building lasting change.
“The Christian mission has only one focus: to change individuals' lives so they can change the world.”
This World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, Caritas Australia celebrates its partner, Caritas Cambodia, working to help prevent human trafficking.
World faces most significant increase in hunger in decades
A report released by the UN this month shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the most significant increase in world hunger in decades, with global hunger increasing last year by 18 per cent compared to the year before.
Women for the World brings Australians together to support vulnerable woman and girls around the world. It’s an initiative that crosses borders, connects communities and creates lasting change.
Over a month has passed since a volcano erupted, killing at least 32 people and displacing over 400,000 more in the Democratic Republic of Congo, yet hundreds of thousands of people remain in urgent need.