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UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is the world’s leading children’s charity, and has been since 1946.

Every day, UNICEF helps children realise their full potential by providing access to clean water, life-saving vaccines, quality education and health care. UNICEF works to ensure every child is safe and protected from harm and is always there during times of emergency.

Alongside its partners, UNICEF works with families, communities and local organisations in more than 190 countries to protect and advocate for children and young people. UNICEF does this by leveraging highly sophisticated infrastructure, economies of scale, and working in collaboration with local in-country partners to deliver for every child, no matter what.

About UNICEF in Australia

At UNICEF Australia, we’re supporting UNICEF’s global ambition while ensuring every child in need, here in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region, is healthy, educated and safe.

For Every Child, A Fair Chance

As a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC), we raise funds for UNICEF’s development and emergency work. We are a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), and we are accredited with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to manage specific UNICEF programs in the Asia Pacific region.

The scope of our work in Australia is expansive and far reaching. We work with our partners to ensure that children and young people across Australia have a fair chance to achieve their full potential and are kept safe from harm during emergencies and crises. We advocate for the rights of every child, and we elevate the voices of young people.

Throughout the world we work with our local partners to ensure that we are there when war or natural disaster strikes with life-saving food, health care, clean water and shelter to keep children safe. And for children and their families living in poverty in Asia Pacific, we provide access to education, nutrition and health care to support long-term development.


In 2021, UNICEF Australia raised $54 million to help the world’s children in need.


Children and young people directly benefited from UNICEF Australia’s international development programs in 2021.

100% donor funded

People often think UNICEF is funded by the United Nations — but we’re not.

From emergency relief to long-term development solutions, all our work is funded by the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. Thanks to regular monthly donations from our growing community of Global Parents in Australia, we’re able to reach more children in need every month.

People trust us because we get things done. UNICEF ensures that more children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We’ve done more to influence laws and policies for children than anyone else. And we know the best ways to reach and protect children in the most remote and dangerous places.

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Where the Need is Greatest

Help UNICEF to be there for children wherever the need is greatest, no matter what.