History

2016

DFAT Accreditation
International Needs Australia wins re-accreditation with DFAT for a further 5 year period.

2015

Just One Day
Campaign to challenge primary school students to live simply for Just One Day to help keep poor kids in school is launched.

2014

40th Anniversary
International Needs Australia celebrates 40 years of changing the world.

2013

Income
International Needs Australia’s income exceeds $2,000,000 for the first time.

2012

ACFID Membership
International Needs Australia becomes a full member of ACFID.

2011

Just Like Me?
International Needs Australia releases resources for teachers and education facilitators. Just Like Me? aims to make primary school aged Australians aware of issues regarding poverty and actions they can take.

2008

Income
International Needs Australia’s income exceeds $1,500,000 for the first time.

2004

Income
International Needs Australia’s income exceeds $1,000,000 for the first time.

2004

AusAID Accreditation
International Needs Australia receives Full AusAID accreditation for the first time.

2003

Structural Separation
International Needs Australia structurally separates into two business entities; International Needs Australia and IN Network Australia. INA is the development arm and INNA is the mission arm.

2000

ATO Status
International Needs Australia is endorsed with Gift Deductability from the Australian Tax Office.

1998

Income
International Needs Australia’s income exceeds $500,000 for the first time.

1997

ACFID Code of Conduct
International Needs Australia becomes a signatory to the ACFAO (ACFID) Code of Conduct.

1996

AusAID Accreditation
International Needs Australia achieves Base accreditation with AusAID which consequently allows access to a $40,000 grant.

1994

Office
International Needs Australia moves to dedicated office space in Blackburn North, Victoria.

1991

Income
International Needs Australia’s income exceeds $100,000 for the first time.

1990

Staff
International Needs Australia employs its first paid member of staff.

1989

ATO Status
International Needs Australia is endorsed with a Tax Exempt status from the Australian Tax Office.

1986

Vision
International Needs Australia aims to become a professional organisation with paid staff.

1974

Birth of International Needs

Ray Harrison (former director of Youth for Christ) creates International Needs to network mission and community development organisations around the globe. International Needs Australia began operating in September 1974 as a volunteer organisation.