Implementation of the revised 2013-14 budget is
currently under discussion with partner governments and organisations.
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 and other partner agencies in emergency response, bilateral
development assistance and humanitarian aid.
The ACC register has reached its initial target of 500 members. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is now assessing the ACC’s capability
requirements in relation to expected future needs. There will be no further recruitment to the ACC register until this assessment is complete. We will
update this advice at that time.