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Donate to help women experiencing vulnerability

Imagine being trapped in a violent relationship, unable to leave because of financial insecurity. This is a devastating reality for countless women and their children.

Or, like many women and their families, not being able to find safe & affordable housing. One of the 97,000 women each night who do not have a safe place to call home.

Or imagine you can't afford unplanned expenses, like buying a new fridge or repairing your car - and you're not aware of any safe and affordable credit options, or don't have the confidence to talk about money and deal with debt?

Partnering with Good Shepherd helps ensure women, children and families can find the support they need, and leverage their inherent strengths and bravery to move forward.


I hereby give consent for Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand to collect my information for marketing and fundraising purposes, and to debit donations with the financial details I provide in accordance with Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand’s privacy policy.

Financial abuse left me feeling powerless and that I had no rights. I was ready to get my finances in order.
- Tracy, Good Shepherd client

After escaping family violence, Tracy* was left facing an uncertain financial future. But she was determined to get back on her feet. Thanks to your donations, Tracy (and other women like her) are able to access life-changing services from Good Shepherd.


*Certain details have been changed to protect privacy.

160 Years of Impact

For 160 years Good Shepherd has been supporting women, girls and their families, but we can’t do it without you. Your ongoing support helps to develop innovative programs and services, and advocate for the real, sustained systemic change required to genuinely improve outcomes for women, girls and their families.

Our history in Australia goes back to 1863, when Sister Mary Euphrasia Pelletier sent four Good Shepherd Sisters to Melbourne to support women and children in difficult circumstances. We’ve grown into an organisation that touches lives across the globe, advocating for and supporting women experiencing disadvantage, violence and uncertainty, from all walks of life.

Today, Good Shepherd is the world’s largest and longest-running organisation supporting women and girls, with a presence in 73 countries. Thank you for being part of our journey.

To learn more about Good Shepherd’s work in Australia over the past 160 years,

click here: 160 Years Young

Together, we can create lasting change and build a brighter future for women, girls and their families. Your generous donation will help rebuild, move forward and live fulfilling lives.

Find out more about the work we do

  • Read our latest edition of Shepherd’s Voice – Download
  • Read our Year in Review – 2022-2023
  • Watch our video acknowledging 160 years of Good Shepherd – Watch video


Options for giving to Good Shepherd

  1. Leave a gift in your Will – Read about your options or email the Fundraising Team at
  2. Send a cheque – Please address your donation to the Fundraising Team, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, PO Box 13098, Law Courts VIC 8010 Or call us on 03 5120 4470. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Your support means the world to the people and communities we provide services to. Together, we can continue to make a difference and create positive change in the lives of those who need it most.

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