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 100 countries. We work with communities in Australia and overseas to help them to lift themselves out of poverty, creating a brighter future.

OurĀ Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.
Based on Micah 6:8, these three words guide our approach to service and development.

Our Values

Connected – We work collaboratively for the best outcome
Courageous – We persevere through challenging situations
Compassionate – We empathise with the communities we work with and with each other

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 experienced leadership team work with 30 staff to design, monitor, and implement transformational projects that help people thrive. None of this would be possible without the more than 1,000 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