Value for Money

Do you want to make sure that as much of the money you donate is actually delivered in Aid?

Many of our volunteers, also donate to Disaster Aid Australia, so we treat donated funds like our own money and are determined to provide good value.

These are some of the ways we control non-aid costs:

Staff Salary

Team members

Our normal total paid staff amount to 0.6 Full Time Equivalent (FTE)

With the income reduction during COVID this has been reduced to 0.4EFT.

All other duties, are carried out by volunteers.

Building Rent

As we are a project of the Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills they pay our rent.

This means none of the funds from your donations pay for our building.


By working with local partners wherever possible we limit the amount of travel.

Disaster Aid Australia will only pay for economy tickets.

Any upgrades are at the volunteers own cost.


All fund raising is by volunteers; Disaster Aid Australia does not pay professional fundrasing companies.


To keep our supporters informed, and attract new supporters we need to market our aid programs.

Our marketing budget however is only 7% of our income.

Volunteers promoting DAA

This includes:

  • Promotional stands at Rotary Conferences.
  • Website costs;
  • Facebook advertising;
  • Newsletters;
  • Print advertising
  • Printed flyers.

Aid Delivery

With aid being delivered by volunteers, and local partners, there is no wages expenditure during our responses.

Balay Mindanaw team in Philippines installing a SkyHydrant

By purchasing as much aid equipment and materials as possible locally, shipping and storage costs are minimised.

We also expect the beneficiaries of our aid to help with the aid delivery.

In Conclusion

The majority of the money donated to Disaster Aid Australia is delivered as aid materials and equipment, to make a difference to peoples lives; rather than being swallowed up by other expenditure.

This low cost approach is the reason why can say “We Deliver Safe Water at a cost of $1 per person per year!”

Also your donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

You can donate to our low cost programs by clicking on the link below: