Making every donation count

We rely on the support of generous people like you to help us improve the lives of children around the world and make sure that every donation counts.

Thanks to thousands of Australians we reached millions of people through our programs last year. This was also made possible through vital support from trusts and foundations, our corporate partners, the Department Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), as well as other Australian Government departments and international governments.

Where the funds go

With more than 90 years of field experience Save the Children makes sure every dollar donated to us is invested to deliver the best possible outcomes for children at the lowest possible cost.

For every dollar:

  • 81 cents is invested to benefit children through our health, education, child protection and humanitarian response programs, and through increasing public awareness of international aid and development issues.  
  • 10 cents is spent raising the funds we need to deliver these programs.
  • 6 cents is spent on making sure we have the talented people, infrastructure and systems we need to manage and deliver our programs for children.
  • 3 cents is invested in commercial activities such as our retail stores.

You can read more about where the money goes in our latest Annual Report and take a look at our frequently asked questions section.


Save the Children Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), and is a signatory to its Code of Conduct. We adhere to the Code's high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management.

We are also fully accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program.

You can read Save the Children Australia's latest Annual Report and Save the Children International's 2014 Global Accountability Report to learn more about how we're run, who we're accountable to and where the money goes.

Complaints processes

We take complaints very seriously. Please call our friendly Support Relations team on 1800 76 00 11 or email if you would like to make a complaint. For more information, please read our Complaints Procedure.

If you have a complaint relating to a breach of the ACFID Code of Conduct by Save the Children Australia please contact the ACFID Code of Conduct committee.