Indo-Pacific Co-Sponsorship Initiative  

RedR Australia is committed to increasing the disaster preparedness and response capacity of countries in the Indo-Pacific region as part of our efforts to support international initiatives to localise humanitarian aid, as pledged at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

As part of our commitment, we will assist local staff working with government agencies and departments, local and international NGOs, the Red Cross and United Nations agencies, in disaster prone countries of the Indo-Pacific, to access our internationally recognised humanitarian training courses.

This commitment includes waiving course fees for selected applicants who are either self-funded or sponsored by their employer or another eligible sponsoring organisation.

Applicants to the following courses are eligible to apply for the fee waiver, which is subject to a competitive application process:

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergencies (7-13 October, 2017)

Humanitarian Logistics in Emergencies (23-28 October, 2017)

RedR Australia is offering to waiver applicable training fees and the costs of meals and accommodation during these courses for selected candidates. These fees range from AUD$2500 - $2900.


RedR will not cover the costs of an Australian visa, flights, travel, meals and accommodation before and after the training courses or travel insurance. Applicants may require transit accommodation in Melbourne before and/or after travelling to the training location. Interested applicants should seek support for these costs from their employer or a partner organisation such as an international donor, NGO or United Nations agency unless they are able to self-fund these costs.

Sponsoring organisations will need to pay for an applicant’s visa, provide a return airfare, travel insurance, transit accommodation (if required), meals and local transport before or after the course and to the course location in Dookie. 


RedR Australia is able to provide a letter of support for those seeking a visa to Australia.


  • Fluent in oral and written English

  • Must be citizens of disaster prone countries in the Indo-Pacific. For a full list of eligible countries, contact RedR Australia on

  • Must be staff of government agencies and departments, local and international NGOs, the Red Cross or United Nations agencies and be engaged in activities (or have responsibility for activities) related to disaster preparedness and response.

  • Must be nominated by their employer

  • Must agree to self-fund additional costs or have a sponsoring organisation

  • Must be able to obtain a valid Australian entry visa;

  • Must be able to be released by their employer to attend the training and

  • Must be able to attend the entire course.


Please download and complete the application form on the right hand side of this page and submit it together with a current CV.


A separate application form must be submitted for each applicant to RedR Australia at


Nominations and applications must be submitted by 27th August 2017. Sponsoring organisations and candidates will be informed if their application is successful by 4th September 2017.

RedR training service will select successful applicants based on their relevant professional experience and potential to contribute to any future humanitarian response. Any decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into about that decision.

Please submit all enquiries to RedR Australia’s Training Service at