Established in August 2012, the Australian Relief Organisation Limited (ARO) is a voluntary, nonprofit and non-government organisation that is involved in development, relief, and advocacy activities both locally and internationally. It is endorsed as deductible gift recipient (DGR) and hence is able to provide tax deductible receipts to donations that support its local projects and operations.
ARO is working towards overcoming social exclusion of the people in aged care centers, hospitals, correction facilities, rehabilitation and detention centers, assisting the elderly, sick, disabled and needy, assisting the orphaned, abandoned and destitute children, assisting the rehabilitation of the people affected by alcohol abuse, substance abuse and gambling addiction.
People from all ages, backgrounds and professions can volunteer with ARO.
ARO’s recent local work includes assisting the victims of NSW Bushfires. With ceremony held in May 2014, ARO handed over the proceeds of its bushfire appeal to the Rainbow Preschool in Winmalee as its back yard was burnt down during bushfires that affected the Blue Mountains area.
ARO also operates a charity shop at its headquarters located at Unit 2, 10 Newton Street South, Auburn NSW 2144, where it sells new and pre loved clothing, shoes, jewelry, gifts, toys, homeware and manchester.
At its premises, ARO also welcomes clothing donations from women, men, children of all ages, as it organises clothing appeals to needy countries.
In the international context, ARO is engaged in the following activities:
Qurban Appeal : Meat donations to the needy overseas
Fitr, Zaqat, Sadaqa Donations : Alms to poor overseas
Ramadan Iftars and Food Packs : Providing iftar meals and food packs to the needy overseas
Development Activities : Establishment of orphanages, schools, hospitals, aged care centres, public facilities and public utility services
Sponsorship Appeals : Financial support to orphans and needy students overseas
Emergency Human Aid Relief : Providing monetary assistance for those affected by natural disasters, wars and regional conflicts
Clothing Appeals : Distribution of new and second hand clothing to the needy overseas
Current Projects and Appeals
At present, the Australian Relief Organisation is running the following projects and appeal campaings:
2014 Ramadan Appeal – Collecting iftar and food pack donations, which will be distributed in Asian countries
Bosnia Flood Appeal – Collecting donations for the victims of Bosnian floods
Soma Mine Explosion Appeal – Collecting donations for mine explosion victims and families in Turkey
Water Wells – Establishment of water wells to provide clean water solutions to global communities
Orphanage Refurbishment – Collecting donations to refurbish an orphanage in Cambodia where 77 orphans reside
Orphan Sponsorships – Collecting sponsorhips to support orphans and needy students overseas
For more information, visit www.aro.org.au / projects / ongoing projects / international
Support our local operations and activities:
Bank:ANZ Bank, Auburn Branch
Acct Number:3818 66237
Acct Name: Australian Relief Organisation
Donations over $2 or more are tax deductible to this account.
Support our international activities and campaigns:
Bank ANZ Bank, Auburn Branch
BSB 012 220
Acct Number:3818 66288
Acct Name:Australian Relief Organisation
After your donation, please contact us for your receipt.
Contact AddressUnit 2, 10 Newton Street South, Auburn NSW 2144
Tel02 8065 8469
Operating Hours (Donations, Charity Shop and Clothing Donations)
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm