Supporting children, families and the elderly to live, joyful, meaningful and sustainable lives.

Srey Lak Program for Girls

Dharma Care’s Srey Lak Program for Girls provides board, food and education for some of Cambodia’s most destitute girls – some have spent their entire lives on rubbish tips or in the streets.   Many girls have now been supported through school and into University Degrees.

Local Activities

bush pod

Homelessness Temporary Accommodation

short term homelessness solutions


Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat – Cougal, NSW

100-bed wilderness group venue


Flood Relief - Kyogle & Tweed Shire, Northern NSW.

helping those affected by floods

bush fire - dharma care

Australian Bushfire Appeal – Kyogle Shire, NSW

help for fire-affected families

International Activities

Safe Housing & Education for Cambodia’s Destitute Girls

board and education for destitute girls

Health Programs for the Rural Poor, Java

health programs for elderly poor

Reducing Child Stunting, Indonesia

reducing the incidence of child stunting

Football as a Vehicle to Support Destitute Children, Kalimantan

health and education through football

Health Services for Mothers and Children, Democratic Republic of the Congo

maternity hospital

Indonesian Earthquake Appeal. 73,000 people are displaced living in shelters.

 disaster aid and support



A compassionate world where all are valued and supported to live joyful, meaningful and sustainable lives.


We help people in need to reach their potential as our expression of love and care for others and gratitude for the gifts we have been given. We do so by building bridges between people who care and people who need.


We help those in distress or severe disadvantage. Our focus is on supporting regional communities in Australia and globally. We provide charitable services, facilities and safe spaces through social enterprises and public donations. We also collaborate widely, supporting other charities and fostering donors’ trust through professionalism and transparency.

How We Work


Dharma Care is not reliant on government funding. Over forty years we have sought self-reliance through social enterprise. But we cannot meet our objectives on our own – nor do we want to. We want to work with others. We would love your support.


In all we do, we value Commitment, Professionalism, Humility, Service, Care, and Self Determination.

Due Diligence

We undertake rigorous due diligence and risk assessments prior to project support. We receive quarterly reports from projects for distribution to donors.


We feel a great responsibility to donors to ensure donations are effectively managed and project outcomes are achieved.

To minimise costs, Board positions are voluntary, and where possible, we use volunteers in other roles.

Project due diligence, liaising with partners and recipients, reporting to donors, maintaining records, as well as effective communication strategies are all part of our responsibilities. Federal and State regulations and reporting requirements are also a time-consuming fact of life.

Fifteen per cent of donations contribute to providing these services.


We are one human family. We believe helping others is an essential part of being human.

Dharma is an ancient Sanskrit word. It has had many meanings over the centuries. To us, the words Dharma Care mean an obligation to share with others what God (however conceived) has given to us.

Through collaborating, volunteering, donating, or promoting our work, you can make a difference, and help to nourish the human spirit in us all.

We need you and your help

Drawing on the deep roots of our common humanity, Dharma Care aims to nourish the Human Spirit in all of us.

We seek donations and volunteer support from individuals and organisations. Through collaborating, volunteering, donating, or promoting our work, you can make a difference, and help to nourish the human spirit in us all.

You can help our Australian activities or our international activities.

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