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GetUp is an independent campaigning community made up of over one million everyday people working together to build a fair, flourishing, and just Australia. We're boldly progressive and people-powered to our core and 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 stopping major projects threatening the Great Barrier Reef, or securing billions of dollars in new funding for mental health. 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.
No. GetUp's work is driven by 1 million members across Australia. Together, we pressure, persuade and work with anyone in and outside government who can deliver real change on the issues that drive us, without ever giving or receiving money, or direction, from any political party, politician or candidate. GetUp's political independence allows GetUp to work with and critique all political parties without fear or favour.
For more information you can check out GetUp’s statement of independence here.
GetUp works on a whole lot of campaigns in the areas of Environmental Justice, Economic Fairness, Human Rights and Democratic Integrity.
Check out our campaigns page to learn more about what GetUp is campaigning on at the moment.
While GetUp may not have capacity to lead every worthwhile campaign, you can kickstart your own campaign by heading to CommunityRun here.
GetUp does a lot of work that has impact beyond Australia’s borders, like advocating climate action and justice for refugees. But our focus is mostly on Australia and we’ve got our hands pretty full here.
There are lots of other great organisations like GetUp all over the world. In fact, GetUp works with a growing network of progressive organisations in The Open Network – check them out here.
Elections give GetUp members a powerful opportunity to drive progressive change on the issues they care about. Elected representatives have a huge impact on what is possible in Australian politics. So elections are a really important opportunity to drive new change and fight for what we believe in. But GetUp doesn’t support or endorse candidates during elections – we campaign on the issues that matter to GetUp members and make these part of the conversation. For more information you can check out GetUp’s statement of independence here.
One of the best ways to get involved as a volunteer is to connect with your GetUp local action group. Click here to find out more and connect with your closest group.
GetUp is often looking for volunteers to help us with our tactics, like phone banking, door knocking, or talking to voters on election days. Check out volunteering opportunities here.
GetUp has a team of volunteers who help out in GetUps Sydney headquarters. If you’re Sydney based, confident with technology and would like to help in our office, head to this page to get in contact with some details about why you’d like to join the team.
Check out our Work at GetUp! page for current opportunities.
GetUp campaigns are facilitated by a core Strategy Team who provide expert strategy and research, communications, fundraising, creative and digital skills and administrative support.
If you can help out with one of our campaigns, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at [email protected] - make sure you include a CV with your contact details, location, past experience and an outline of what you could offer (including cost of services).
If you'd like to change any of your personal details, click here to sign in and access your GetUp dashboard page where you'll be able to change your subscription details.
To reset your password head to the sign in page (you'll need to log out if you're already signed in) and select the link that says 'Forgot your password?'.
Please note that after you’ve unsubscribed, if you sign GetUp or CommunityRun Petitions, or take action with GetUp in another way, you will be resubscribed to the GetUp mailing list.
When you sign one of GetUp’s petitions or take an action with us, you’ll be automatically subscribed to our emails. If you unsubscribe and then sign another GetUp or CommunityRun petition, you will be resubscribed. Head to this page to unsubscribe.
If you’re missing out on GetUp updates, you should first check your email spam folder. If you’re still having difficulty, let us know by getting in touch on this page and we’ll see what we can do.
Unfortunately, at the moment we don’t have a method to selectively unsubscribe members from particular email campaigns.
From time to time, GetUp may email you on issues that aren't your cup of tea, but we hope you'll stick with us to hear about and take action on other campaigns that you care about. If you'd like to unsubscribe from all GetUp emails you can do it here.
We’ll only ask for your name the first time you sign a GetUp petition. After that, we don’t need to continue to ask you to fill in your name. We will add it for you when the petition is sent.
GetUp only adds email addresses if a person signs up to receive updates. We are committed to protecting your privacy. You may have signed up on our homepage or by participating in a GetUp petition or action, which automatically signs you up to receive GetUp updates.
If you do not remember subscribing, it is possible that someone else subscribed you using your email address. At the bottom of every email we send, there is a link to unsubscribe. If you feel you have been added in error, or would like to stop receiving GetUp updates, you can click here to unsubscribe.
For more information about donations,including a live tracker of donations to GetUp and GetUp’s financial records, head to our donations page.
Yes, GetUp is registered as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Our ABN number is 99114027986.
Donations to GetUp are not tax-deductible. This is an important measure to ensure that GetUp's campaign and advocacy work remains independent from government.
GetUp is a not-for-profit organisation and does not receive any money from any political parties or the Government. Instead, we're supported by thousands of individuals who may not have a lot of time or money, but who care about the issues and want to have a say.
The vast majority of donors to GetUp give under $100, but some individuals and organisations give larger amounts.
For our full donations policy, see getup.org.au/donationspolicy
Our online donation system is safe and entirely secure with the highest level of encryption possible.
When donating to GetUp, all information you enter on the form is encrypted with a 256 bit encryption process authenticated by Geotrust, a trust verification service. Some older versions of browsers might occasionally display an error message indicating that aspects of the page are not secure. Please be assured that these are NOT related to the donation form itself, but tend to be videos or images related to the campaign. We are working to minimise the error messages, but if you do have any concerns please send us an email. Alternatively, you can also make a donation by cheque, PayPal or over the phone - email [email protected] for more information.
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Unfortunately at the moment GetUp doesn't have a method to selectively unsubscribe members from particular donation emails. Because of this, everyone receives the same donation requests.
Beyond donating, there are many other ways to get involved – signing petitions, writing to MPs, posting on social media and sharing information with friends and family. These are just as important and powerful ways to drive change.
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