Accreditation and Strategic Alliances

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Australian Aid program is managed by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT). Around three percent of Australian Aid is delivered through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

The Australian NGO Cooperation Program recognises the unique strengths that non-government organisations (NGOs) like TEAR Australia bring to development activities and both complements and strengthens Australia’s overall aid efforts. NGOs have particular expertise, networks and reach to support the poorest and most vulnerable in communities. Australian NGOs funded through DFAT undergo a rigorous accreditation process which provides DFAT, and the Australian public, with confidence that TEAR is delivering cost effective, practical and direct poverty reduction programs.

TEAR Australia's full accreditation with DFAT was renewed in November 2011 and is valid for 5 years.

DFAT co-funds specific TEAR Australia projects, which can be identified by the Australian Aid logo.

Accreditation and Strategic Alliances

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Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent national regulator of charities. TEAR Australia is a registered charity with the ACNC.

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The CMA Standards Council

TEAR Australia is an accredited partner with the CMA Standards Council (CMASC). Accreditation with the CMASC demonstrates that TEAR has successfully met the required 'Principles and Standards' of accountability of our governance, fundraising and financial oversight.

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Australian Council for International Development

ACFID is the peak Council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations working to attain a world where gross inequality and extreme poverty are eradicated. TEAR Australia is an ACFID member, and a signatory to ACFID’s Code of Conduct, which commits members to high standards of integrity and accountability.


Integral is an alliance of Christian relief and development agencies responding to emergency situations around the world. Its main focus is on collaborating when disasters do happen, to find opportunities to avoid duplication, and to maximise resources for those communities requiring emergency relief. TEAR Australia’s membership of Integral provides us with opportunities to learn and respond quickly when disasters do occur.

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Micah Global

TEAR Australia is a founding member of the Micah Global (formally Micah Network), a global Christian community of organisations and individuals committed to integral mission. TEAR Australia wholeheartedly endorses the Micah Global Statement of Belief.

Micah Australia

Micah Australia (formally Micah Challenge Australia) is a coalition of churches and Christian organisations working to gather, inspire and empower Australian Christians as advocates, to share God’s heart for justice and raise a powerful voice with and for people in poor communities around the world. TEAR was a founding member of Micah Challenge Australia and continues to be a driving force behind Micah Australia.

Campaign for Australian Aid

The Campaign for Australian Aid is a joint initiative of the Make Poverty History and Micah Australia coalitions, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Campaign represents the movement of people, organisations, businesses and communities who believe we can and should do more as a nation to end extreme poverty around the world. TEAR Australia is a founding member of both the Make Poverty History and Micah Australia (formally Micah Challenge Australia) coalitions and is a driving force behind the Campaign for Australian Aid.

Missions Interlink

Missions Interlink is the Australian network for global mission. Missions Interlink operates across Australia providing training and networking opportunities, sharing information and resources, facilitating collaboration and high standards of practice, and advocating on behalf of our Members and Associates.

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