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You’re guaranteed to find a gift that will surprise and delight, and best of all you’ll be helping communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Malawi: Elube (32) stands with her baby in her small plot of farm land. Photo: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville/Oxfam AUS

Make a Regular Donation

By making a regular donation and joining the Oxfam community, you can help end the injustices that keep people living in poverty.

Turkiye Earthquake. Photo: Delizia Flaccavento/Oxfam

Donate to Humanitarian Emergencies

When disaster strikes around the world, we move quickly with our partners to provide people with the assistance they need to survive –clean water, sanitation facilities, food, health and nutrition advice and shelter.

Fundraise for Oxfam

Fundraise for us

You can support Oxfam’s lifesaving work by holding your own fundraiser or charity event and starting the conversation about poverty and injustice around the world.

Philanthropy — The Oxfam Circle

The Oxfam Circle is a community that allows you to direct your donation to a particular area of interest or specific project and feel a deep connection to the impact of your support.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Whether it’s large or small, when everyday people like you leave a gift in your Will, it creates a ripple effect that makes a big difference in the lives of people around the world.

Oecusse, Timor-Leste: Sabina Foni and Mateus Elo hold the fruits of labour in their permanent garden. The couple said their harvest is significnatly increased since working with Oxfam. Photo: Kate Bensen/OxfamAUS

Give Through Your Pay

Organising to have money automatically deducted from your pay not only saves tax but also saves lives. You can’t get much better than that!

Nepal: Bimala Devi Bhatta holds garlic grown by members of her community’s women’s group.

Donate Crypto to Oxfam

Your cryptocurrency donation can support people on the brink of famine, support communities facing climate change and help refugee families seeking safety.

Why Donate to Oxfam Australia?

When you donate to Oxfam Australia, you’re joining a global movement of people working together to eliminate poverty by tackling inequality.

For more than 70 years, Oxfam has been working with local partners and communities to provide immediate and long-term solutions that help people lift themselves out of poverty.

Our commitment to working alongside local partners and communities enables us to reach millions of people across the world every year. This remarkable work is possible thanks to generous donations from supporters like you.

Your donations help build more climate-resilient communities, amplify the voices of First Nations people, drive economic equality, create opportunities for women to succeed, and deliver humanitarian aid. Oxfam’s approach is unique because we work in partnership with communities to address poverty in the long term, meaning your gift will benefit generations to come. With you, our partners and communities, we are changing the world for the better every day, to relieve and eliminate poverty.

Where does Oxfam Australia Work?

Oxfam Australia’s mission to combat poverty and inequality takes us all over the world. Our efforts are powered by the generosity of our donors, whose contributions enable us to make a tangible difference in the lives of communities we work with. Each donation helps us expand our reach, allowing us to work in diverse environments to deliver immediate aid and long-term solutions.

For a closer look at our impact and where your donations are making a difference, visit the ‘Countries Where We Work‘ section on our site. There, you’ll find detailed insights into the specific challenges communities in these regions face and how Oxfam Australia’s initiatives, funded by donations like yours, are addressing them. Whether it’s responding to emergencies, supporting sustainable development projects, or advocating for social justice, your donations help alleviate poverty across the world.

How does Oxfam Australia work?

Oxfam Australia’s work is firmly rooted in communities. We work with, and centre, the voices and experiences of people most impacted by poverty, inequality and injustice because they understand the issues and solutions. We mobilise funds and resources, share knowledge of how best to achieve local and systemic change, and support local capabilities. We work with allies and supporters to challenge powerful decision-makers to transform the systems and practices that perpetuate inequality. Our advocacy is grounded in the priorities of partners and communities and seeks to amplify the voices of people experiencing the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam Australia strives to:

– Save lives before, during and after humanitarian crises, where every donation helps us provide immediate and effective responses.
– Work locally with communities to foster development and influence policies aimed at reducing poverty. Your donations mean we can support these communities more robustly.
– Influence governments, institutions and businesses to adopt fair laws and practices that lift people out of poverty. Donations are crucial in amplifying our voice and impact.

Our ability to run humanitarian appeals and mobilise Australians for positive change relies heavily on the generosity of the public, and each donation contributes to the success of our campaigns.

Thanks to the diverse and committed support of our donors, volunteers, and program partners, we can implement innovative and practical solutions to combat poverty. Our partnerships with local organisations are vital, allowing us to deliver programs that not only save lives but also tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice.

Your donations are the backbone of our operations, supporting our efforts at all levels and ensuring that we can continue to make a significant difference in the lives of millions of people every day. 

Where does the money go when I donate to Oxfam?

Your donation is directed to where it’s needed most. We prioritise flexibility in our funding to ensure that your donation has the maximum impact and supports a wide array of Oxfam’s programs across the globe. From emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of disasters or crises to long-term development projects aimed at eradicating poverty and injustice, your donation enables us to respond swiftly and effectively.

Transparency about the allocation of donations is fundamental to us. For those interested in seeing exactly where the money goes, we provide a detailed breakdown of expenditure

Do you have any more questions?

Our dedicated team is here to assist you with any inquiries you may have, whether they’re about our programs, how to donate, or understanding the impact of your contributions. Please feel free to reach out to us at or call us on 1800 088 110.

We’re eager to share how your support can help change lives and let you know the various ways you can contribute to Oxfam’s mission.

Your interest and willingness to donate play a crucial role in our ongoing efforts to combat poverty and injustice worldwide. We’re here to answer your questions and guide you through the process of making a difference.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Regular donors will receive a consolidated tax receipt at the end of the Australian financial year (July). Once of donations will receive their tax receipt via email immediately after their donation. For more information, head to our tax deductible donations page.

For every $1 we spend

Cambodia: Srey Rath is involved in training, campaigns, and national forums participation through Oxfam local partner Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA). She has received a lot of capacity building and is a young leader in the community advocating for better fishing and water governance practices. Photo: Patrick Moran/Oxfam

63c of every $1 goes to life changing work

Your donation will help people and communities survive today, prepare for tomorrow and change their future for the better.

Our work together
Timor-Leste: Ilda at her home. She has always been a saver, even before joining ROMANSA. She is currently a leader in her group. Photo: Patrick Moran/Oxfam

27c of every $1 goes towards raising the next

For every $1 we spend, 27c is invested on generating future income, helping us to fund even more vital work.

Somalia: Hodan Mohamad Warsame, works at Oxfam Somalia Somaliland as a Public Health Engineer.

10c goes towards vital support costs

Just 10c in every $1 is used to keep Oxfam alive; paying our staff and our running costs.