Fighting poverty together

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

Countries where we work

Oxfam works in more than 90 countries reaching 25 million people. These are just some of the countries where we are working.

Photo: Dustin Barter/OxfamAUS

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.

Photo: Cam Cope/OxfamAUS

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?

Affiliations & partnerships

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

Where the money goes
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  • 70%

    Program and advocacy work

  • 20%

    Fundraising, media and marketing

  • 10%


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