The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

ADRA Australia works as part of the global ADRA network. Through this network, our reach extends into more than 130 countries. We exist to restore relationships so that people thrive in a world not only created but also living in God’s image. We work to inspire and collaborate with others to responsibly facilitate transformational development and relief projects overseas and in Australia.

Our Vision

A world without poverty. An agency of excellence.
A church making a difference.

Our Mission

Working with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

Our Values

Ingenuity- we find creative solutions for complex problems.
Resourcefulness- we leverage resources to get the job done.
Responsibility- we always give our best in service.
Integrity- we don’t compromise on our values.

ADRA Australia’s board is accountable for the achievement of our purpose as outlined in our constitution.

That being, to reduce poverty by serving people and communities in need, by the provision of humanitarian, development and relief aid and assistance in Australia and overseas without regard to ethnic, political, racial or religion association or qualification.

With the exception of four ex-officio members (which are selected from specified leadership positions within the Seventh-day Adventist Church), Board members provide their services on a voluntary basis.

Experience represented on the ADRA Board includes international development, community and emergency management, administration, finance, legal, research and marketing.

Meet Our Board

ADRA is people – staff, volunteers, supporter and project participants working together to make a amazing things happen.

Our highly experience leadership team work with 25 staff to design, monitor and implement transformational projects that help people thrive. None of this would be possible without the more than 5,000 volunteers and thousands of others who partner with us. You can read more about our people in our Annual Report.

Join with us in restoring communities by working with us, volunteering your time or joining a supporter circle.

See Our People