Our Mission


Caritas Australia is the Catholic Church's agency for international aid and development. It aims to work and stand in solidarity with communities suffering from poverty and disadvantage. Caritas Australia gives expression to the Gospel imperative to pursue justice and bring freedom to the poor and oppressed, while proclaiming their human dignity.

This work is undertaken in partnership with communities in Australia and overseas, through programs of aid and development.

Project Compassion 2016 – thank you

A thank you message from Caritas Australia CEO Paul O'Callaghan and Diocesan Director from Bunbury WA, Ray Lowe.


Food for Life

Project Compassion 2015 focuses on Food for Life. It throws a spotlight on global food issues and how Caritas Australia is empowering the world’s poorest people to establish sustainable food sources for life.






Celebrating 50 years


Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Australia, is celebrating 50 years of standing in solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Caritas Australia has a rich network in parishes and schools that is highlighted in the 50 anniversary films.

Click here to view videos.