Cook up a favourite curry, share it with friends and raise funds to help give a hand up to families living in poverty!

How to get involved


Get Planning

Decide what kind of curry you want to cook and lock in a date for your event. You can share a spice night at home, host a curry cook-off at work or let the professionals do their thing by heading out to enjoy a curry at a restaurant, it's completely up to you!


Create a Fundraiser

Follow a few easy steps to set up your fundraising page and goal.


Spread the Word

Invite your friends, family or colleagues along to enjoy your curry and show their support by donating through your fundraising page. Donations will help Opportunity reach out to families living in poverty in countries such as India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Register to Get Started

Wait – why curry?

Too many people in the world live in poverty — and sadly, many of them right on our doorstep. Just past Australia's shores, Asia is home to family after family who struggle to earn an income. As a result, they go without three meals a day, clean water, safe shelter and even school for their children.

Asia is also full of incredible curries — from the Korma Curry of India to the Green Curry of Thailand. Colourful dried spices hang in busy streets while the air is filled with the incredible aroma of street food and home cooking.

By sharing a curry with friends, we can celebrate the vibrancy of these countries while also giving a hand up to families in need. Every dollar raised will help Opportunity International Australia provide small loans to families in Asia, giving them the tools they need to start their own businesses, earn regular incomes and begin to leave poverty behind.

Resources (or re-sauces?!)


Find simple answers to your questions in our frequently asked questions.


Find out everything you need to know to take part in the Great Australian Curry.


Download our ready-to-use posters, place cards and food tags to help decorate your event and put everything in its place!

Download individually:
Poster #1  |  Poster #2  |  Placecards  |  Donation form

Donation Form

Print out donation forms to collect donations at your event if your guests prefer to give in person.

Social Media Posts

Invite friends and colleagues along to share in a curry.

Download individually:
Post #1  |  Post #2  |  Post #3

Find a Curry (in a hurry)

Find the fundraiser you want to support and get behind them with a donation that will change lives!

Started by Angelique Massarotto
$138 raised out of $200

Closed on 30 November 2018

Started by Matthew Allen
$825 raised out of $500

Closed on 29 November 2018

Help Fundraise to End Global Poverty Faster
Started by Elizabeth Hubble Radosa
$330 raised out of $500

Closed on 30 November 2018

Started by Chelsea Little
$225 raised out of $400

Closed on 5 April 2019

It’s time to get spicy, Australia – join the Great Australian Curry!

Join Diana Chan


I'm so excited to be supporting the Great Australian Curry! It's a great reminder about the joy a shared meal brings — and it enables us to make a difference at the same time, reaching out to families around the world and giving them a hand up out of poverty through Opportunity International Australia. Opportunity is an incredible charity that helps families around the world grow their own small businesses so they can earn regular incomes, provide for their children and leave poverty behind."

Diana Chan, MasterChef 2017 winner

Join Ian Curley


We live in the best country in the world! We should never forget that. There are so many people around the world not as fortunate as us. It's really important to not lose focus of how lucky we are, just through the simple fact of where we live. I'm really excited to be supporting the Great Australian Curry to help raise funds for Opportunity International Australia and the work they do helping families leave poverty behind."

Ian Curley, renowned chef and restaurateur

Wish you could take part in the Great Australian Curry but just can't this year?
Donate instead and give a hand up to families in need.

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Recipes for Success

From mouth-watering curries and spicy sides to flavour-packed rice dishes and breads to impress, we've got a bunch of fun recipes to help make your meal a success!


Fragrant Thai green curry

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Lehsuni palak paneer - compliments from Babu Ji

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Bengali curry of king prawns, spinach, coconut & turmeric

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Indonesian lamb curry

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Indonesian Rendang curry

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Madras beef curry

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Traditional Indian raita - cool the palate

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Great Australian Curry

Register to Get Started

Wish you could take part in the Great Australian Curry but just can't this year?
and give a hand up to families in need.