How Australians like you helped support children and families in 2023

Together we find hope and turn it into measurable impact.

Your generosity creates the kind of change that lasts for generations and feels incredible to be part of. For over 70 years, World Vision has worked alongside communities, donors, partners and governments to create opportunities for children and their families to change their futures. We are one of Australia’s largest international non-profit organisations and part of the global World Vision Partnership that has nearly 35,000 staff in 100 countries.

But we can’t do it without you.

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How the funds are used in our work

During our 2023 financial year, these funds were used to support and carry out disaster relief, development and advocacy activities benefiting children and their communities around the world.

$352 million

went to international programming, including food security, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, health and nutrition, education, economic development and climate resilience.

$8 million

was invested in domestic programs with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and community education that helps address global poverty and injustice. 

$10.5 million

went into designing, monitoring and evaluating programs that we participate in to ensure maximum impact for children and their community.

84%* our work, 8% Fundraising, 7% Admin and accountability

*2023 financial year

We are always working to keep our costs down. 

Our work
84%* of total operating expenses were used for field programs and advocacy work – helping children, families and communities in need. 

7% went into the essential day-to-day running costs of our work, ensuring we have the talented people, infrastructure and systems to manage and deliver our programs.  
8% went towards acquiring and retaining individual, corporate and institutional donors so that we can continue and expand our work.
To read more, see our Annual Report

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The global impact you're part of


million people received

humanitarian assistance


million people reached

with food support


million people gained

access to clean water, including safe drinking water


million children benefitted

from child protection activities

*Statistics from World Vision International, 2022

We are committed to accountability, transparency and financial integrity

World Vision Australia is a non-government organisation (NGO) accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to ensure our eligibility for funding under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program. World Vision Australia is registered with and regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission. We are also a recognised member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action and we are a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. 
We hold ourselves to high standards in the work we do and are proud to work with and be held accountable by independent third-party organisations who seek to improve international development outcomes and increase stakeholder trust in our industry.
These include: 

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Frequently asked questions

When you sponsor a child, you’re supporting work that builds a better future for the entire community. That’s because nearly  60 years of experience has taught us that the best way to change a child’s life is to transform the world in which they live – their family, their community and the local area.

When a community is stable and productive its members can provide for children’s long-term wellbeing; the most effective way to improve children’s wellbeing is to strengthen their community.

The wellbeing of a child is dependent on their families and community and in order to thrive, children need to grow up in an environment that provides the essentials for today together with hope and opportunity for the future.

When you give to World Vision, you can be assured that your donation will be well spent to have the greatest possible impact on children and communities who need it most.

Our programs are run by our own staff or local, trusted partner organisations. 

Additionally, our accounts are independently audited every year and we’re regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-For Profit Commission.

So, you can be sure we spend your donations how we say we will, to reach the most vulnerable children and communities. 

We are committed to ensuring that funds donated to us are used for the purposes for which they were raised.

The only exception to this occurs when circumstances beyond our control prevent us from utilising funds in the manner promised. Such circumstances may include instances where: geopolitical issues prevent the use of funds; staff security is jeopardised so that we are forced to withdraw from the project area; or the relevant community has asked us to leave.

World Vision Australia is registered with and regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission. We are also a recognised member of the Australian Council for International Development, the peak body for Australian non-government organisations, involved in international development and humanitarian action. 

The Annual Report records World Vision Australia’s activities and performance for the World Vision International Partnership financial year from 1 October to 30 September. It documents progress against organisational goals, highlights from our relief, development and advocacy initiatives, as well as our financial position and performance. Regular and transparent reporting on our activities, operations and performance, both in Australia and overseas, is an important way we demonstrate our accountability to others.

To read more about how we work through the World Vision Partnership, see our Annual Report.