ShelterBox Australia is an affiliate of ShelterBox International.
The team is based in Sydney, and is lead by General Manager - Barry Antees, reporting to the Board of Directors.
The ShelterBox Australia team will be doing all they can to take the project forward across Australia and to ensure that more people around the world receive help in their hour of need.
ShelterBox Australian Chairman, John Lawrence, said: 'This is a hugely exciting time for ShelterBox and for ShelterBox's presence in Australia.
'Our number one priority is to ensure we can help more people around the world who are in desperate need, largely as a result of the effects of natural disasters.'
Highly-committed ShelterBox Response Team members and Rotary Club and Rotary District appointed Representatives from across Australia, are part of an ever growing global network, ensuring ShelterBox Australia does the most, for the most.
In 2010, donations to ShelterBox from the Australian public have already helped thousands of people around the world, including many families in Haiti.
ShelterBox began as the brainchild of one Rotarian with the support of his Rotary club in year 2000 – ShelterBox has grown to become the largest Rotary Club project in the 100 year history of the organisation.
Rotarian support currently contributes an estimated 50% of ShelterBox donations. Around 5,000 rotary clubs worldwide have supported ShelterBox since it was launched.
Recognising this worldwide support from the Rotary community, ShelterBox was designated as a Project Partner in 2012. Logos with this designation will now appear on all ShelterBoxes, tents, blankets and ancillary materials.