About us

Partners In Aid has a registered office in Narre Warren, Victoria and supporters and sponsors across Australia. The organisation is operated by a Board of Directors  who meet up to 12 times a year. All work is undertaken on a purely voluntary basis in Australia by directors and supporters. There are no paid staff in Australia or overseas, with all administrative work undertaken by the directors and volunteers. This has consistently meant that at least 90% of all funds dispersed were forwarded to overseas partner organisations.

Partners in Aid currently undertakes project work in Bangladesh, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and India. We are a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).

A Policies and Procedures document, set in motion in 1999, details the polices and procedures of our organisation. This is a working document which is reviewed regularly. You can review our documents on the resources page.

Partners in Aid was established in 1962 to provide support for struggling rural communities in India and Bangladesh. Initial projects involved shipments of livestock from Australia in order to improve the quality of local stock and thus provide improved food supplies for these communities.

During the early days, our office had two paid staff. Since 1995 it has operated on a volunteer basis, thus ensuring that funds raised are directed at ‘those who have much less’.

During the 1980s Partners in Aid’s policies expanded to include community health and economic development. Current activities are facilitated through partnerships with locally registered, in-country non-government organisations (NGOs). During the 1990s we also received AusAID NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) subsidies for projects in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam.


Chairperson Dr Cecily Neil
Secretary Jessica Gill
Board of Directors Lyn Pickering
  Dr Roger Hughes
Jacquie O’Brien
Bob Baldassa
Ruby Dubash
Wilaine Pis-o
Dan Pagoda
Treasurer Nicholas Foster
Advisors Andrea Pickering
Amanda Stone
Dr Anne-Marie Maltby
Glenys Hughes

Formal registrations

ABN 50 006 946 550
Consumer Affairs Victoria 11274.13/14334
DGR Status Yes
GST registration Yes

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