Join our family of Global Parents and help transform the lives of children throughout the world!

By becoming a Global Parent, you're supporting vulnerable children no matter where they live, providing vital medicine, clean water, food, and school supplies. We’ll keep you up to date with how your generous support is being put to work to make a huge difference to children everywhere.

Why it is better to become a global parent than to give a single donation

UNICEF doesn’t receive any money from the UN. We rely on monthly donations from a passionate family of Global Parents. From right here in Australia, they help our teams reach vulnerable children in 190 countries. Become a Global Parent today.

How your regular donations can help children everywhere

With your donation, millions of children receive help

In 2018, UNICEF helped the world's children in 285 humanitarian situations


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When will my donation be deducted?
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Your first donation will be deducted the day you sign up to be a Global Parent. Subsequent donations will be deducted on the 15th of every month, or the nearest business day.
Why is it better to become a Global Parent than to give a single donation?
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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
  • Respond to children’s needs wherever it is most urgently required at the time
How much of my donation is spent on UNICEF’s program work for children?
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UNICEF’s approach is to use low-cost, highly effective solutions that work dramatically to improve children’s lives. For every dollar donated by the Australian public in 2018:
  • 63 cents went directly to program expenditure, including long-term development and emergency response work across both domestic and international programs and community education.
  • 29 cents per dollar from funds raised by the public went to investing in further growing fundraising in Australia to benefit more children across the world. UNICEF Australia reinvests our supporters' generous donations to grow more funds, meaning that more funds are able to be remitted to the field to support our work with children. 
  • 8 cents was spent on UNICEF Australia's accountability, administration and reserves. UNICEF Australia is in the lowest percentile of our peer organisations in terms of money spent on administrative costs. 
For more information on where donations go, and where they come from, please see our latest annual report
How can I stop or update my monthly donation?
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Things change, we understand. If you would like to stop your Global Parent donations, please provide your name, supporter ID (if you know it), to our Sydney-based Supporter Relations team by email at Or give us a call on 1300134071.

If you'd like to take a break from donating, reduce the amount you give each month or change your personal dedtails, you can! Just let our friendly team know.
What will I get for becoming a Global Parent?
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  • Being part of a passionate community of champions for children building a brighter future
  • Invitations to exclusive events and webinars to meet with UNICEF field-workers, or beneficiaries
  • Regular updates to see the impact your donations are having on the lives of children
  • An annual statement to assist in tax preparation
Together we can
Deliver futures for children

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All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. ABN 35 060 581 437. Calculate your potential tax benefit here.

If you'd prefer to make your donation over the phone, please call our Supporter Relations team on 1300 884 233.

This is how we use your donation

82 cents was a contribution to children, either supporting our international and domestic programs or community education on children's issues within Australia.

6 cents were spent on UNICEF Australia’s accountability, administration and reserves.

12 cents per dollar from funds raised by the public went to investing in further growing fundraising in Australia, to increase our impact for children.

Percentages shown as a proportion of operating expenditure which excludes non-monetary expenditure and fundraising costs funded through UNICEF grants. UNICEF Australia’s contribution to children includes funds to international and domestic programs, together with local program support costs and community education expenditure which informs and educates Australians on child rights.