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What does UNICEF stand for?
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The United Nations Children’s Fund, formerly the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, was established on December 11, 1946, by the United Nations to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China.

In 1950, its mandate was broadened to include the long-term needs of children in developing countries everywhere. UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system in 1953, when its name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund. It retained its original acronym.
What does UNICEF do in Australia?
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UNICEF Australia is a non-government organisation established more than 30 years ago. It is one of 36 National Committees around the world playing a vital role in generating fundraising revenue, public support and awareness for the organisation's work.

Serving as the public face and dedicated voice of UNICEF, National Committees like UNICEF Australia work to raise funds from the private sector, promote children’s rights and secure worldwide visibility for children threatened by poverty, disasters, armed conflict, abuse and exploitation.

UNICEF is funded exclusively by voluntary contributions, and National Committees like UNICEF Australia are collectively responsible for raising about 30 per cent of UNICEF's annual income. This comes through contributions from corporations, civil society organisations and more than six million individual donors worldwide.

UNICEF Australia is a company limited by guarantee and also a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

UNICEF Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and has applied the principals of the ACFID Code of Conduct for Non-Government Development Organisations.
How do I volunteer for UNICEF Australia?
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UNICEF Australia has only one office based in the Sydney metro area. This office primarily works with volunteers who assist with office administration. As our office is based in Sydney, we do not have any volunteering opportunities in other states or territories.  Volunteer opportunities will be advertised as they become available on our website here.
How do I donate?
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You can make a donation to UNICEF via our Appeals page on our website or call 1300 884 233.

If you don't want to use a credit card, there are two other options for donating to UNICEF.

Donate by Cheque/Money Order made out to: UNICEF Australia
Please mail to:
UNICEF Australia
PO Box 488
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
For receipting purposes please include your details: UNICEF Supporter ID (if known), name, address, phone number and which appeal you’d like to support.
 
Or you can donate directly into UNICEF's bank account
Account name: Australian Committee for UNICEF Ltd
BSB: 012010    Account: 837541992
Ref: Your first name and last name and where the donation is going too
Please email accounts@unicef.org.au with donation amount, date of deposit, name of the appeal you wish to support and your name, phone number and address.
 
If you’d like to make a regular donation to UNICEF you can join our Global Parent Program. Global Parent is a monthly giving program that provides long-term assistance to children and communities in 190 developing countries worldwide. As a Global Parent, your monthly donations support long-term programs to provide essential services to improve the lives of all children. For more information about our Global Parent Program click here.
 
Information about fraudulent emails and letters
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It has come to our attention that scam emails and letters alleging to be from or associated with UNICEF are in circulation.

One of the most recent fraudulent emails refer to “The UNICEF Grant Donation Award Promo” whereby recipients each receive a cash grant/donation of £500,000 and are asked to contact UNICEF to claim the money. Another example is a letter from the UNICEF/Spanish Lottery Board notifying the recipient of their winning ticket and asking them to send personal information including bank account details, to UNICEF.

These emails and letters are not genuine and UNICEF is in no way connected with them.

UNICEF Australia would urge you to be wary of any suspicious emails (or other communications) that claim to originate from UNICEF or someone connected with UNICEF, especially when they are not from an official UNICEF email account and are asking for personal information or for international money transfers.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website SCAMwatch (www.scamwatch.gov.au) provides information on how you can recognise, report and protect yourself from scams.

Please verify the authenticity of any such correspondence before sending a response, before divulging personal information and before parting with any money. If you are in any doubt, please contact UNICEF Australia at unicef@unicef.org.au or 1300 884 233 for clarification.
How to identify legitimate UNICEF fundraisers
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If you have been approached by a person claiming to be raising funds for UNICEF and you believe they might not be a genuine fundraiser, please contact UNICEF Australia on 1300 884 233 or email unicef@unicef.org.au with information on who approached you, how and when. Sadly fraudulent fundraising is affecting many charities.

Below is a list of ways to identify a legitimate UNICEF fundraiser in Australia.  All our fundraisers are knowledgeable about UNICEF and have either a signed contract with UNICEF Australia or have a letter of authority from UNICEF Australia or badge identifying them as a volunteer UNICEF fundraiser.

Who might ask you for your bank or credit card details?
Our face-to-face fundraisers will have UNICEF-branded ID badges containing the name and number of the fundraiser; information on the company that employs them and UNICEF contact details. They will be wearing a UNICEF T-shirt and/or hoody. They collect credit card or direct debit information.  THEY WILL NEVER ASK FOR CASH.

Who might call you?
At times UNICEF may contact people by telephone to ask for support. If the caller is from a contracted professional telemarketing agency, you will be told that you are being contacted on UNICEF’s behalf at the start of the call. If you wish to support us but would prefer to not give your details out over the phone, all of our callers will be happy to send you a letter and a donation form in the post.

The caller will be knowledgeable about UNICEF and will be able to provide contact details to enable you to confirm that the call is genuine.

If you would like to confirm a fundraiser’s identity please contact UNICEF Australia on 1300 884 233 or at unicef@unicef.org.au
Can you send us some posters for a project/our school?
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Yes we can! If you would like a poster to display in your classroom please send us an email to unicef@unicef.org.au with your address details or call (02) 8917 3212.

Additional education resources are also are available here.
How can I fundraise for UNICEF?
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You can fundraise for UNICEF by holding your own fundraising event or by choosing one of UNICEF’s charity adventures. Find out more about Fundraising here
When will my donation be deducted?
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Your donation will be deducted on the 15th of every month, or the nearest business day. 
What are UNICEF Inspired Gifts?
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Inspired Gifts are real, life-saving and life-changing gifts that are distributed to children and their communities around the world throughout the year. Not only do they provide the receiver with a great sense of satisfaction, they also provide a practical item for the field; helping save, improve and protect the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.  Each gift you buy is delivered to the field.
Why should I leave a bequest to UNICEF?
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By leaving a legacy to UNICEF, you can be assured that you are making a difference for future generations of children. UNICEF works for children in over 190 countries and territories both on emergency relief programs and on longer term development projects.

As the world's largest provider of vaccines for children, UNICEF is giving children the building blocks to a better life. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, access to clean water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence and exploitation.

Your legacy will help children everywhere survive and thrive for many years to come.
What is UNICEF Australia's ABN and address?
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The Australian Committee for UNICEF - ABN 35 060 581 437
P.O. Box 488
Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230
Australia
How do Inspired Gifts work?
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When you buy an Inspired Gift for friends or family, it is immediately dispatched to reach a child who needs it now. A beautiful card describing your life-changing gift is sent by email or post to the person you name as being your gift’s donor. Alternatively, you can opt for a PDF card, sent to your email, so you can print it out and deliver it yourself.
Will I receive a receipt?
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Yes. At the end of the financial year, we will send you a statement that details all of your transactions with UNICEF for those 12 months. We send our donor receipts annually to save on our administration costs, however you can request a receipt at any time by contacting us on 1300 134 071.
Do I need permission to fundraise for UNICEF?
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In order to comply with government regulations and grant your authority to fundraise we need some more information on the event that you are planning.  Please complete the proposal to fundraise form and return it to us.  We will then send through confirmation of your approval to fundraise at your event.
 
How can my school help?
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There are three ways your school can be part of UNICEF Australia’s work.
 
  • Learn about child rights or use these resources to find out how UNICEF is working to address child rights issues around the world. You could also invite a UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador to speak at your school. Find out more here.
  • Share your views on child rights in Australian and your own community. UNICEF Australia regularly consults with children and young people to inform our child rights advocacy here in Australia. Email education@unicef.org.au to go onto our mailing list for consultation.
  • Fundraise to support UNICEF’s work. It’s really simple to hold a fundraiser in your school. Find out more here.
Can we apply to UNICEF Australia for funding of our programs?
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All money raised by UNICEF Australia must be remitted to UNICEF’s development programs. We have no flexibility to remit funds to other NGOs or individuals.

You may wish to contact UNICEF in your country of interest to enquire about possible assistance from, or referrals to other partners. Contact details for all UNICEF offices around the world can be found at www.unicef.org
Is my donation tax-deductible?
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Yes, donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible.
How can I volunteer for UNICEF overseas?
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As our role in Australia is primarily one of advocacy and fundraising, UNICEF Australia does not directly recruit volunteers or employees to work with UNICEF overseas. However in order to assist those who are keen to volunteer overseas with UNICEF, we have compiled a guide to volunteering overseas. You can download it here.
Does UNICEF Australia work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities?
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UNICEF Australia is dedicated to working towards ensuring Australia is a nation where the rights of all children are respected and realised including the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. We do this by working with government, communities, non-government organisations and other partners to advocate for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and in an attempt to ensure that these children the same life opportunities as other children in Australia.

UNICEF Australia does not conduct any programming in Australia, but conducts direct advocacy to encourage governments to protect and promote the exercise and experience of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children as expressed in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 
What does UNICEF actually do?
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UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything it does.  Together with its partners, UNICEF work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of every child, everywhere.

UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and HIV/AIDS. UNICEF also responds to humanitarian emergencies.

In Australia, UNICEF works with government and advocate bodies to defend children’s rights and support international development programs.

UNICEF is non-political and provides aid to children on a non-discriminatory basis based on need and has no religious, racial or political affiliations.

UNICEF’s approach is to use low-cost, highly effective solutions that work dramatically to improve children’s lives.

UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Find out more about what UNICEF Australia does here.
What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?
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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of UNICEF’s work and sets out rights for the survival, development, protection and the participation of children. It is an international human rights treaty that sets out the basic rights of children and the obligations of governments to fulfil those rights. It has been ratified by all states and territories except the USA. This makes it the most widely and rapidly accepted human rights convention in history. This ground-breaking treaty for the world's children was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and within a year it entered into force as international law. The convention expanded the world's legal boundaries, for the first time establishing children's basic needs as rights.

Australia signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990.
Where does UNICEF get its money from?
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UNICEF is funded entirely through voluntary contributions. The main sources of income are individuals, trusts, businesses, government, community organisations and student fundraising through schools.

UNICEF receives donations through its monthly giving program: UNICEF Global Parent.  This program is designed to provide long-term assistance to children and communities worldwide.  The monthly donations of UNICEF Global Parents support long-term programs to provide essential services that improve the lives of all children.

By focusing on helping as many children as possible, UNICEF ensures funds go to where the greatest need has been identified to help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. With UNICEF’s help, hundreds of children’s lives are improved every day. 

To join UNICEF as a UNICEF Global Parent sign up here.
Can young people volunteer for UNICEF?
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The minimum age to volunteer for UNICEF Australia is 17 years of age. If you are aged 15-24 years old, you may be interested in applying to become a Young Ambassador. Click here to find out more about the role.
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
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Yes. At the end of the financial year, we will send you a receipt that details all of your transactions with UNICEF for those 12 months. We send our supporter receipts annually to save on our administration costs, however you can request a receipt at any time by contacting us on 1300 884 233.
Can I use UNICEF logo?
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As you can appreciate, UNICEF is a widely known global organisation and much like a brand in itself. Our corporate partners raise up to $100,000 to use the UNICEF logo on their official communications and flyers etc., so we unfortunately cannot offer fundraisers the same privilege of using the UNICEF logo freely as they wish. Having said that, if you complete the proposal to fundraise form and UNICEF grant you authority to fundraise then you can use the ‘Team UNICEF’ logo in your fundraiser communications or any kind of advertising you plan on doing.
Can I choose which appeal gets my monthly Global Parent donation?
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No. As a Global Parent, your monthly donations support long-term programs that provide essential support to improve the lives of all children. Because UNICEF focuses on helping as many children as possible, you can rest assured that your funds are going where they are currently needed the most. You help UNICEF assist hundreds of vulnerable and disadvantaged children every single day. 
When will my card be delivered?
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If you choose to order a hardcopy card, you should allow 7 working days for delivery. If you choose the e-card or PDF version, they will be delivered immediately. If you have any questions about the delivery of your order please call 1300 365 943 between the hours of 9am-5:30pm Mon-Fri.
How do I include UNICEF in my Will?
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We strongly recommend that you seek advice from a qualified professional when writing or amending your Will.

There are four ways you can include UNICEF in your Will:
  1. You can nominate a specific percentage of your estate to leave to UNICEF
  2. You can nominate to leave what remains in your estate (known as the residue) after you have provided for your family and friends
  3. You can simply specify a fixed amount of money to leave to UNICEF in your will
  4. You can specify assets such as property, jewellery and/or works of art to leave to UNICEF in your will. In this situation UNICEF Australia sells the assets and converts it to transmissible funds.
Your solicitor may find the following wording helpful:

“I give and bequeath free of all duties..
  1. The whole (or x%) of my estate;
  2. The whole (or x%) of the residue of my estate;
  3. the sum of $(amount); or
  4. (details of specific asset(s)) 
…to the Australian Committee for UNICEF Limited (UNICEF Australia) to be used for the general purposes of UNICEF, and I declare that the official receipt of Australian Committee for UNICEF Limited shall be sufficient discharge of the same.”
What other information will my solicitor need?
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ACN 060581437
UNICEF Australia is:
  • incorporated as a Public Company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act (2001)(Cth) and is endorsed as a charitable institution
  • registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
  • endorsed as an income tax exempt charitable entity
  • endorsed as a deductible gift recipient
  • endorsed for GST concessions
Endorsements are entered on the public register maintained by the Australian Business Registrar at www.abr.business.gov.au
Are inspired Gifts ‘real’?
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Yes they are. UNICEF Inspired Gifts are far more than 'virtual' gifts or ‘examples of what your money can do’ - they are tangible, life-saving and life-changing gifts that are being distributed to children and communities around the world year-round. For example, UNICEF procures vaccines for 40 per cent of the world's children! 
Why is it better to become a Global Parent than to give a one-off donation to UNICEF?
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We count on your monthly donation to be able to plan ahead and continue to provide support to children in need all around the world. When you pledge to donate monthly, you enable us to:
  • More effectively plan our upcoming work, knowing that we have the funds ready to invest in long-term solutions and make a lasting impact for children,
  • Have extra supplies ready in areas where emergencies are likely to occur because of climate conditions or political instability, and
  • Respond to children’s needs wherever it is most urgently required at the time.
You might also find that a smaller monthly donation can be less of a burden on your budget than a larger one-off gift. 
Can you send me a collection tin?
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Unfortunately, legal and compliance regulations prevent us from producing collection boxes therefore we are unable to send out tins to use/display at fundraising events.
How can I update my contact and payment details with UNICEF Australia?
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To change your contact or payments details, please provide your name, phone number, Supporter ID (if known), address and new details in a letter or email to:

Email: support@unicef.org.au*
Mail: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Or call our Supporter Relations Team on 1300 134 071

*please do not email credit card information, but rather give us a call or send it in the mail.
How do I get a job with UNICEF?
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We advertise staff vacancies here as they arise and we are only able to accept applications in response to advertised vacancies. We also advertise vacancies on job boards such as seek.com.au and ethicaljobs.com.au. We do not accept speculative applications.

If you are interested in a career with UNICEF overseas, you can obtain detailed information about the various avenues open to you, and the application process, from UNICEF’s international website. Please note UNICEF Australia does not recruit either paid or volunteer staff for UNICEF overseas.
How much money does UNICEF spend on administrative costs?
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UNICEF’s approach is to use low-cost, highly effective solutions that work dramatically to improve children’s lives.

In 2014 for every dollar donated to UNICEF Australia:
  • 74 cents went directly to program expenditure, including long-term development and emergency response work across both domestic and international programs and community education.
  • 19 cents per dollar from funds raised by the public went to investing in fundraising activity in Australia to benefit more children across the world.
  • 7 cents was spent on UNICEF Australia’s accountability and administration.  UNICEF Australia is in the lowest percentile of our peer organisations in terms of money spent on administrative costs.
For a detailed costing breakdown, please refer to UNICEF Australia’s most recent annual report.
 
What are UNICEF’s priority areas of work?
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UNICEF commits its resources to achieving results for children in five priority areas while also continuing to respond rapidly in emergencies and conflicts. These priority areas are:
  • Child Survival and Development – UNICEF works to ensure that children survive and thrive through child survival, nutrition and environmental interventions.
  • Basic Education and Gender Equality – UNICEF works to ensure every child, especially girls, receives and completes a primary school education.
  • HIV/AIDS and Children – UNICEF works to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and ensure care for the children and young people already affected by the disease.
  • Child Protection – UNICEF works to protect children so they can grow up free from violence, exploitation, abuse and discrimination.
  • Policy Advocacy and Partnerships – UNICEF works to establish partnerships, conduct research and raise awareness that help protect the rights of children.
Does UNICEF just work with children?
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No, UNICEF works with governments, non-government organisations, community organisations, local committees and families, as well as children and young people to improve the lives of children and their communities.

The focus of UNICEF's work is children, but many of the improvements made for children ultimately improve the lives of others in their families and communities. For example, maternal health projects that help mothers survive childbirth ensure children grow up with the support of their mothers.
What are the opening hours of the UNICEF Australia office?
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The UNICEF Australia office is open from 9am until 5.30pm EDT Monday-Friday.  Outside of these hours and during public holidays please email us.
Can I do work experience with UNICEF Australia?
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UNICEF Australia is unable to accept work experience placements due to our small staff and limited resources.
Can I update my contact and payment details on the website?
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Unfortunately, not at this time. However we are making plans to make this functionality available in the near future.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
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Yes, donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible.
Will I get two cards if I purchase two of the same Inspired Gifts?
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Yes, and you are able to nominate a different delivery address for each card, if you wish.
How do I amend my existing will?
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If you have already made a will you can make a simple addition, known as a codicil, to include UNICEF Australia.  Contact your solicitor to do this.
Should I inform you that I have included UNICEF in my will?
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We would appreciate it if you could let us know if you intend to, or already have, included UNICEF Australia in your Will. This will help us plan ahead for our important long-term programs.

Telling us will also provide UNICEF Australia the opportunity to thank you for your generosity and welcome you as a member of the Global Guardian Society.
Can I buy several Inspired Gifts for one person and combine them on one card?
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You can buy several Inspired Gifts for one person but you won’t be able to combine the gifts on one card. However, you can opt to not send a card for a gift and write a personal message on one card only.
What are the ways I can make my monthly donation?
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You can make your monthly donation by credit card or direct debit. Please note that credit card is UNICEF’s preferred method for payment. Unfortunately we are unable to take monthly donations via PayPal or BPay.
Can I donate to a particular project or country?
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Donations can be earmarked for a specific emergency project or country through the specific appeals listed on our website. Find out more about our current appeals.
How do I complete an internship with UNICEF Australia?
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UNICEF Australia offers a limited number of internships for tertiary students and graduates each year. The internships are unpaid, and require a minimum of two days per week over a three-month period at UNICEF Australia’s office in Sydney, NSW.

For more information and to apply click here.
Where does UNICEF operate?
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UNICEF is active in more than 190 countries and territories. The global headquarters of UNICEF are in New York. There are eight regional offices, a research centre in Florence and a supply operation in Copenhagen. There are 34 National Committees for UNICEF, of which UNICEF Australia is one, that raise funds and spread awareness about the organisation’s work.

More information on specific countries can be found at www.unicef.org
Is UNICEF part of the UN?
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UNICEF is a United Nations agency, but, National Committees for UNICEF in industrialised countries, like Australia, are not. Our formal link with UNICEF is through a Co-operation Agreement, which recognises UNICEF Australia as UNICEF’s sole representative in Australia. UNICEF Australia is a registered Australian charity and a registered non-government organisation in Australia. It is governed by its own Board of Directors.
UNICEF Australia’s functions are fundraising and raising awareness of child rights.
Does UNICEF accept donations of supplies?
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Unfortunately, we are not in a position to accept donations of supplies. The role of UNICEF in Australia is primarily one of advocacy and fundraising, and as such, we do not procure supplies for UNICEF's emergency or long-term projects either domestically or overseas. Instead, UNICEF has its own Supply Division which procures humanitarian supplies from around the world.

For gifts-in-kind to overseas communities, there is an organisation based in Hong Kong called Global Hand, which facilitates the distribution of medical supplies and equipment, food, computers, construction materials, educational supplies etc. Their website is www.globalhand.org.
How much of my donation is spent on UNICEF’s program work for children?
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Everything we do at UNICEF is done with the world’s children in mind first. For every dollar donated by the Australian public in 2014:
  • 74 cents went directly to programs that support children, including long-term development and responding to emergencies
  • 19 cents covered the cost of developing and retaining our supporter base, and helped UNICEF Australia attract donors to fund life-saving programs for children
  • 7 cents helped keep our Sydney office running, and paid for administration and ensuring we remain transparent and accountable to our donors and to maintain reserves.
For more information on where donations go, and where they come from, please see our 2014 Annual Report
Can I send an Inspired Gift to a loved one outside Australia?
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You can send an email card or a PDF card to a loved one overseas, however the printed cards can only be mailed within Australia. Email cards are a digital card that can be sent to any email address around the world. PDF cards can be sent to your email address, so you can forward it to your loved one via email, or print it out and post it.
Is there a guarantee that the gift I select is the one that will be delivered to the field?
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For every mosquito net you buy, we deliver one. Yet we respond to the real needs of children around the world. As a result, there may be some cases in which the Inspired Gift you have selected will be substituted with one from the same category, because there is a greater need for it. That way, you will always know which area of our work you are supporting and can feel assured that it really is helping the world’s children.
How can I update my contact and payment details?
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To change any of your details, including updating your credit card or address, please provide your name, phone number, supporter ID (if known), address and new details in a letter or email to:

Email: support@unicef.org.au

Mail: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230

Fax: (02) 9261 2844

Or call our Sydney-based Supporter Relations Team on 1300 134 071.

Donations are debited on the 15th of each month and files are prepared and sent to the bank on the 11th of each month. As such, for notification received after the 11th, your next donation may be debited before your details are updated.
Why can’t I sponsor a child through UNICEF?
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UNICEF has a monthly giving program, called UNICEF Global Parent, which is designed to provide long-term assistance to children and communities around the world. UNICEF’s Global Parent support many children, rather than focus on the story of just one child.

As a Global Parent, your monthly donations support long-term programs to provide essential services to improve the lives of all children.

By focusing on helping as many children as possible, we ensure that funds go to where they are most needed to help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. With UNICEF’s help, hundreds of children’s lives are improved every day.

UNICEF does not promote individual child or family sponsorship, but if you're looking to sponsor a child, why not join the huge number of Aussies who have become a Global Parent instead – our alternative and much-loved way of giving regular, life-transforming support.

If you would like some information about the UNICEF Global Parent program posted to you, please contact our Supporter Relations department on 1300 134 071 or 1300 884 233.
How is UNICEF different from other organisations?
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UNICEF is proud of its extraordinary record saving children’s lives.

UNICEF is different in two ways:
  • The first difference is that UNICEF is one of the largest global organisations specifically focusing on children’s development, children in emergencies and children’s rights.
  • The second difference is that, internationally, UNICEF is what is known as an intergovernmental organisation (IGO). This means that UNICEF works in formal partnerships with governments, and has greater access to and influence with those governments on programs for children.
Does UNICEF accept foreign coins? If so, where can I bring my coins?
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UNICEF Australia accepts local and foreign currency with the support of three of our valuable corporate partners; Qantas, Commonwealth Bank and Bankwest.

Commonwealth Bank – Coins for Kids
Commonwealth Bank support UNICEF as our Coins for Kids program partner. You can drop your foreign coins and notes into any of Commonwealth Bank’s 1000+ branches across Australia. Click here to find your nearest Commonwealth Bank branch.

Bankwest – Coins for Kids
Bankwest joined the Coins for Kids program in 2014, and invite UNICEF supporters to donate their spare foreign coins and notes at any of Bankwest store across Australia.  Click here to find your nearest Bankwest store.
UNICEF Change for Good on Qantas flights or through the Commonwealth Bank UNICEF Foreign Coin Collection.

Qantas - Change for Good
UNICEF and Qantas have worked together for over 24 years on the Change for Good program.
Change for Good allows you to place your foreign and local coins and notes in the envelope provided on all Qantas flights.
  • On domestic flights: please place your envelope in the collection unit at the arrivals terminal when you land.
  • On international flights: please give your Change for Good envelope to a Qantas Cabin Crew during your flight. 

UNICEF office
If you are in Sydney you are welcome to drop your coins in to our Sydney CBD office, located at Level 4, 280 Pitt St, Sydney.
If you have over 40kgs of foreign currency for donation, UNICEF can arrange to collect your contribution. Please email partnerships@unicef.org.au to arrange a collection. 
 
Can I update my contact and payment details on the website?
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Unfortunately, not at this time. However we are making plans to make this functionality available in the near future.
How do the items reach the children in need?
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Depending on the location, urgency and situation the items are transported by air or ship to the country where they are needed. UNICEF makes every effort to bring life-saving and life-changing items to even the most ‘hard to reach’ children. Whether they are in isolated communities or are living through an emergency situation, we try to be there. If that means using cars, helicopters, motorcycles, bikes, donkeys or canoes to deliver the goods – we’ll do it.
Where will my gift be sent?
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The destination of your gift is determined by the immediate needs of children worldwide. Our specialist staff work in more than 190 countries and territories to monitor the situation and needs of children and define which items are most needed, when and where.
How can I cancel my monthly donation?
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If you would like to cancel your Global Parent donations, please provide your full name, supporter ID (if you know it), phone number and mailing address in a letter or email to:

Email: support@unicef.org.au

Mail: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230

Fax: (02) 9261 2844

Or call our Sydney-based Supporter Relations Team on 1300 134 071.

On receipt, your recurring donation will be cancelled from the following month. Donations are debited on the 15th of each month and files are prepared and sent to the bank on the 11th. As such, for written notification received after the 11th, your next donation may be debited before it can be cancelled.

Please note, you have the option to pause your monthly donation for a few months, for example if your financial situation has changed temporarily. To do this, please contact our Supporter Relations Team on the number above and advise them of how long you’d like to put your monthly donations on hold.
What does the price I pay cover?
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The price you pay for your gift includes the costs of providing the 'gift' itself, your gift card, processing your order and postage costs. Where stated, the price of your gift also includes delivery/transportation and any local training and support that UNICEF may provide.
Does purchasing an Inspired Gift count as a tax-deductible donation?
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Yes, the cost of an Inspired Gift is treated as a tax-deductible donation. We will send you the details of the tax deductibility of your gift, and any other gifts you make, in a receipt at the end of the financial year.
Is shopping on our website secure?
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The UNICEF Shop uses DPS payment security systems to ensure that your credit card details are kept safe. We are also able to take orders via phone on 1300 884 233 from 9am-5:30pm Mon-Fri.