Australian Lions Foundation

Australian Lions Foundation

Helping Lions Help Their Community


Featured Appeal

Sari-Elle leaves Australia this week on her journey to Nepal, to enter the Mount Everest Ultra Marathon. She has set a target of $120,000 to raise for the Australian Lions Foundation Compassionate Grants Fund, and so far, has reached the amazing total of $94,600. Let’s get her over the line to reach her goal.
Everest Marathon is the world's highest marathon and in training for the May 2024 event Sari-Elle will be raising funds and awareness for the incredible impact Lions volunteers have in their communities with the assistance of Australian Lions Foundation.

The ALF purpose is to provide help and assistance for public relief, emergency aid and community welfare for persons in necessitous circumstances in Australia. The Foundation provides financial assistance and support, in times of Disasters/Emergencies and for Community Welfare Projects. 

Who We Are

After Cyclone Tracy demolished most of Darwin in December 1974 , in the period 1975 to 1976, Lions Australia formed two bodies –

  • Australian Lions Community Emergency Relief Fund (“ALCERF”) to co-ordinate fundraising for disaster relief;
  • And a National Disaster Committee

In 1980 the Disaster Committee was amalgamated into the Emergency Relief Fund.

The Foundation was formed in 1981 by the District Governors of the day and this was formalised at the Multiple District Convention of Lions at Mt. Gambier in 1983.

Drought Appeal Relief

Where We Work

Drought Relief Appeal was a large part of our work from July 2018 onwards., and is still ongoing.

Nationally raised $1.5 Million

  • Fodder for livestock
  • Food for working dogs
  • Drinking water and food for families
  • Fuel to transport fodder
  • School fees
  • Medical Bills
  • Other household Bills (electricity etc.)

Hall of Fame 2021

At this time each year, usually at our MD 201 National Convention, the Australian Lions Foundation Board has great pleasure in inducting worthy Lions into the Australian Lions Foundation Hall of Fame. These inductees are Lions who have served, and are still serving their community, not only through Lions but through many other avenues. Congratulations to all very worthy recipients.

Latest News


National Disaster Appeal

We all have seen the devastating flooding that has happened in far north Queensland following cyclone Jasper. Many communities have been cut off and flood waters have reached extremely high levels.

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ALF Awards

Awards are a big part of the Australian Lions Foundation, and whilst we don’t do anything for recognition or praise, we feel it is important to honour those that go above and beyond.