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About Us

Oxfam is a world-wide development organisation that mobilises the power of people against poverty. We provide people with the skills and resources to help them create their own solutions to poverty.

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What we do

We’ve been fighting poverty and injustice for more than 60 years. But exactly who are we? And what do we do?

Elisa Mavone works in her Maize fields in Mabawane Village.

Countries where we work

Find out about Oxfam Australia’s work around the globe.

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Affiliations and partnerships

We work in partnership with like-minded organisations around the world to overcome poverty and injustice.

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Assessing our performance

We’re committed to ending poverty and injustice, but how do we know if we’re succeeding or being as effective as we can be?

1962: David Scott, a journalist and organisation founder Father Gerard Tucker 's nephew, is appointed first full-time Director of the Food for Peace Campaign. The name is changed to Community Aid Abroad (CAA) to reflect our mission of assisting communities rather than just providing food.

Our history

Oxfam Australia was born out of a merger between two leading international development agencies — Community Aid Abroad and the Australian Freedom from Hunger Campaign.

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Our people

The strength of our organisation comes from its people – our staff, volunteers, directors, board and supporters.

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Our vision, values and goals

We believe that in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable and preventable.

Nalini Kasynathan (green sari), Lisa Briggs (red close the gap), Sara Mazloum (orange), Jorge Chauta (red climate change), Emma Kilkenny (light blue), Kevin Kamau-Gacheru (red close the gap) and Keith Lim (brown, fair trade coffee) demonstrate Oxfam Australia's diversity.

Working at Oxfam

Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. It’s a chance to join a community of like-minded individuals working together to end world poverty and injustice.

Lontale, Timor-Leste: Octuviuna de Andrade, aged five, plays with rice on her family’s porch. Oxfam has supported her family with nutrition education and support to grow a vegetable garden. Photo: Rodney Dekker/Oxfam.

Annual Report

Thanks to your support, our work has reached more than 7 million people in 39 countries this year. Together we are a global movement for change.