Close The Gap campaign with students from Bwgcolman Community School, Queensland

Tackling poverty together

We’ve been tackling poverty and empowering communities to build better lives for themselves for more than 60 years. But exactly who are we? And what do we do?

Oxfam Unwrapped will teach your kids how someething like a goat or a chicken can help children around the world

Countries where we work

Oxfam works in 79 countries helping over 19 million people — empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty. These are just some of the countries where we are working.

Photo: Cam Cope/OxfamAUS

Assessing our performance

We’re committed to tackling poverty, but how effective are we being? You can see what we’ve set out to achieve in our Strategic Plan and how we’re tracking through our Annual Report.

Cyclone Bulbul presentations - women's hygiene promotion session

Our policies and safeguarding

Oxfam Australia is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and providing a diverse and safe environment for the communities we work with.

Powering up against poverty

Our people

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

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.

Affiliations & partnerships

It’s always smarter to work with others to achieve change. We work in partnership with like-minded organisations around the world to tackle poverty.

Where the money goes
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  • 61%

    Program and humanitarian work

  • 25%

    Fundraising, media and marketing

  • 11%


  • 3%


Find out more about how Oxfam works hard to ensure that your donations are delivered directly to those that need it most.