Who? What? How?

GetUp is an independent movement of more than a million people working to build a progressive Australia and bring participation back into our democracy.

Who we are

The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of everyday people. By combining the power of one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists, we do whatever it takes to make extraordinary impact.

GetUp members come from every walk of life, coming together around a shared belief in fairness, compassion and courage. It is GetUp members who set our movement’s agenda on issues they care about, in the fields of Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness and Democratic Integrity. Our work is driven by values, not party politics.

What do we work on?

From making sure hundreds of thousands more people are able to vote in elections, to successfully stopping major projects threatening the Great Barrier Reef, or securing billions of dollars in new funding for mental health — we have a decade-long history of taking on powerful interests, and winning.

How do we do it?

Sometimes we gather in raucous protest, at other times we partner with policy experts to develop new solutions — and everything in between. Whatever we do, we do it with as many people as possible, using our hands, our hearts, our voices to fight for the issues that matter most.


Simple actions that together amount to a great deal of power: signing petitions, writing emails to influence decision makers or chipping in money to fund polling, research or advertising.


Careful, strategic and bold action in the real world: meeting local MPs, handing out How To Vote cards at polling booths or attending rallies.

In the media

A powerful and respected voice in Australian politics: Building greater awareness of the issues we care about and holding decision makers accountable in the public arena.

Our movement does what it takes to win.

When you support GetUp you're not just funding political noise. You're powering a million-strong, strategically savvy organisation that makes real change happen.

Donate now

Every dollar you donate to GetUp is used to build a more fair, flourishing, and just Australia.

Your donation will be used to fund billboards to get our messages in front of key decision makers, hard hitting TV ads into the lounge rooms of key electorates and rallies demonstrating people power. This movement is powered by the voices, time and small-dollar donations of more than a million Australians. Their small change adds up to big social change.

GetUp by the numbers

Here's a real-time snapshot of what GetUp members are up to:

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GetUp has never donated, or received a donation, from any political party – ever. GetUp voluntarily discloses above and beyond what is required of political parties. 97% of donations to GetUp are under $100.

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