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Where the money goes

Thanks to you, Oxfam reached 15.5 million people across 90 countries around the world during 2022-2023.

Of this figure, Oxfam Australia supported more than 2.7 million people in 32 countries, including more than 1.35 million women.

Oxfam worked with 280 partners and directly impacted the lives of more than 285,000 people as well as reaching more than 2.5 million people with life-saving aid during an emergency.

Oxfam Australia also influenced more than 15,000 people and 3,400 organisations to advocate for a fairer world.

Thanks to our generous supporters, families are growing more food, earning a living, accessing clean water and toilets, living healthier, safer lives and having their voices heard. Their contribution has made a positive difference to the lives of people around the world. Yours will too.

For every $1 we spend:

  • 63 cents is used to directly support our development and humanitarian programs around the world
  • 27 cents is invested to generate future income
  • 10 cents is spent on essential administration

Emergency appeals:

We spend at least 90% of funds raised from emergency appeals on our emergency response programs. The remaining 10% covers costs associated with advertising and promoting our appeals, operating our toll-free phone room, processing and receipting donations and audit and financial accountability.

For more information about where your money goes, please visit the Financial Overview section of our Annual Report.

Why your donation is so important

  • 62% comes from the community (people like you!)
  • 28% comes from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • 10% comes from other grants and sources

What are fundraising and promotion costs?

In our financial accounts, we use the definition of “fundraising costs” contained in the ACFID Code of Conduct when deciding appropriate costs to classify.

Under this definition, our public fundraising and promotion costs include all costs related to raising revenue from the public including:

  • The production and mailing of fundraising materials
  • The cost of promotional or marketing campaigns
  • The costs of establishing and maintaining public donor databases
  • Funds paid to third parties to provide fundraising services
  • Donation related bank fees
  • The cost of personnel involved in preparing and conducting marketing and fundraising campaigns.

Government, multilateral and private sector fundraising costs include the costs of personnel and related expenses involved in the preparation of funding submissions for, and reporting against grants from government, multilateral organisations, corporate and philanthropic organisations.