About Us

Who we are

WaterAid Australia is an international not-for-profit determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
Our vision is a world where everyone, everywhere has safe and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene. Since 2004, we’ve been working alongside partner organisations and local communities to improve people's lives with access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

This is life-saving work. Because the fact is, dirty water costs lives.

Over 771 million – or one in ten - people worldwide don’t have access to safe water, and almost 1.7 billion – or one in five - don't have a decent toilet of their own. Dirty water and poor sanitation put people at risk of disease. Children are most vulnerable – every two minutes, a child under five loses their life from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
We believe that together, we can unlock people’s potential with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene so that they can live dignified, healthy lives.

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What we do

We’re in the business of giving people access to clean, safe water and sanitation. And teaching hygiene to protect children and parents from diseases that take thousands of lives each day.

With a tenth of our world needing clean water, we know we can’t do this alone.

We work with local partners, who understand local issues and know the right people to get the job done. We provide them with skills and support to set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet the real needs of communities.

We also work locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure water, hygiene and sanitation’s vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.

Our Gifts for Life range gives a brilliant overview of our work, and is a very clever way you can get involved.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about WaterAid or have any questions about your donation, we'd love to chat with you on 1300 858 022 (Office hours 9am-5pm AEST) Or you can send us an email:

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