The Australian Civilian Corps (ACC) is a group of experienced civilian specialists who provide stabilisation and recovery assistance to fragile states and
countries experiencing or emerging from conflict or natural disaster.
The ACC was formed in 2011 and is designed to provide a flexible and timely Australian response that bridges the gap between humanitarian and emergency
relief and long-term development programs.
Specialists deploy into Australian, UN or bilateral partner programs or host government ministries at the invitation of each country’s government. Their
work complements the existing work of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade—Australian Aid and other partner agencies in emergency response,
bilateral development assistance and humanitarian aid.