GetUp is working towards a thriving democracy in Australia led by the values and hopes of everyday people. We envisage a Fair, Flourishing and Just Australia.
GetUp gives everyday Australians the chance to make extraordinary impact – online, across the airwaves, and in the streets.
GetUp is a powerful campaigning community. By combining the sheer power of a million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists, we do what it takes to get things done.
Our work is driven by our values, not party politics. GetUp is, and always has been, an independent organisation. GetUp members come from every walk of life and around a shared belief in fairness, compassion and courage. We campaign on issues that our members care about in the fields of Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness and Democracy.
GetUp is about making change, not just making noise. Everything we do is guided by carefully crafted strategies designed to win. Sometimes that means we gather in raucous protest, other times that means partnering with policy experts to develop new solutions, or we exercise our consumer power, and everything in between.
Photo: GetUp members in Victoria
Join the GetUp movement
Today, there are countless ways to voice your opinion. But how do you make sure politicians are listening to you?
GetUp focuses and amplifies your voice alongside a million others, so that you don't just get heard, you make a real difference.
You choose the issues you want to work on. We provide the strategy and opportunities to make the biggest impact. Together, we're building a more fair, flourishing, and just Australia.
We are driven by our values, not politics. GetUp relies on the financial support of members who fund specific campaigns, or give a small amount each week. When you support GetUp, you're not funding political noise. You're powering a million-strong, strategically savvy movement that makes real change happen.
We have a decade-long history of taking on powerful interests and winning. From making sure hundreds of thousands more people are able to vote in elections, to successfully blocking construction of major coal mines which threaten the Great Barrier Reef, to helping more than fourteen thousand people switch to Better Power or securing billions of dollars in new funding for mental health - we do what it takes to get things done.
Every dollar you donate to GetUp is used to build a more fair, flourishing and just Australia. A contribution to GetUp is an investment in extraordinary impact.
For more information on how GetUp is funded by tens of thousands of eveyrday people, see our Powering GetUp page.
Paul Oosting is the National Director of GetUp, a one million strong member-driven organisation that has campaigned for progressive policy in Australia for over a decade. GetUp gives everyday Australians the chance to make extraordinary impact – online, across the airwaves, and in the streets.
Paul is passionate about creating a more fair, flourishing and just Australia by driving campaigns on Human Rights, Economic Fairness, Environmental Justice and Democracy. This was evident in GetUp's successful 2016 election campaign which was headed by Paul and focused on multiple areas such as stopping funding cuts to local hospitals, holding corporate tax dodgers to account and keeping climate action at the top of the agenda. Paul ranked in the top ten of the Australian Financial Review's Power Index of the most covertly powerful people in 2017.
Paul ensures that GetUp is driven by its members values, not party politics. GetUp is, and always has been, an independent organisation. GetUp members come from every walk of life and around a shared belief in fairness, compassion and courage.
Before joining GetUp in 2011, Paul led the successful campaign to stop Gunns' proposed pulp mill in Tasmania. The campaign resulted in the protection of over 160,000 hectares of Tasmania's ancient forests.
Follow him on Facebook: facebook.com/paul.oosting.