UNICEF Australia is committed to being there for children in need, no matter what, by ensuring that we uphold the highest standards in governance, management and accountability.
Memberships with key sector organisations and compliance with sector standards enables UNICEF Australia to achieve robust governance, management and accountability in line with supporter expectations.
UNICEF Australia is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and regulated under the ACNC Act 2012. As a large charity, we comply with the ACNC Governance Standards and, as a charity that sends funds overseas, we also adhere to the ACNC External Conduct standards.
UNICEF Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and applies the principles of the ACFID Code of Conduct for Non-Government Development Organisations, which sets minimum standards of governance, management and accountability for member agencies. We are also committed to the ACFID Fundraising Charter which requires that we are ethical and accountable in how we use fundraising information and communicate to our stakeholders.
UNICEF Australia is a member of the Fundraising Institute Australia and is committed to adhering to the FIA Code, a self-regulatory code of conduct for fundraising in Australia.
UNICEF Australia holds full accreditation under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)
UNICEF Australia is accredited with the Australian Government. Accreditation is a robust assessment of an organisation’s practice, in governance, program and partner management, community engagement and financial accountability.
Gaining accreditation recognises that UNICEF Australia has the capacity and accountability to manage Australian Government funding, and in 2022 UNICEF Australia will undertake the re-accreditation process which occurs every five years. Accreditation provides eligibility for government funding, including the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). In 2021, UNICEF Australia was grateful to receive $2.3 million in ANCP funding.