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The earthquake in Nepal

has caused a terrible loss of life and devastated much of the country.

As well as the capital, many rural and remote villages have been hit badly.

Homes have been damaged or destroyed and in a number of regions, NAFA supported projects such as schools and health clinics have also been hit badly.

NAFA is resolved to help these poorer communities rebuild their basic infrastructure.

Please make a donation to NAFA to help the people of Nepal. Every cent donated to NAFA will go to reconstruction.

To donate click here   Donations are tax deductible.

Any queries please contact Rod Setterlund

or Ross Hazelwood



NAFA aims to improve the physical, social, emotional and economic well being of people in Nepal through small development projects and to promote friendship between the people of Australia and Nepal.

Our theme for 2015 is: Achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged communities and individuals in Nepal

The focus for fundraising for 2015 is: Sustainable health, educational and development projects in Nepal

The Nepal Australia Friendship Association (NAFA) was formed in January 1989 as the Australian Nepal Friendship Association (ANFA) Queensland. The name was changed to NAFA in 1993. NAFA is a Brisbane based non-political, non-profit, volunteer organisation without religious affiliation. Our aim is to improve the well being of individuals and communities in Nepal with an emphasis on women and children. NAFA has a proven track record in supporting sustainable, grass roots community development projects in Nepal in both rural and urban areas.

NAFA is run entirely by volunteers and 100% of tax deductible donations to NAFA’s Overseas Aid Fund are allocated directly to projects in Nepal. NAFA works in close collaboration with the growing Nepali community in Brisbane, who recently formed the Nepal Association Queensland (NAQ) to provide social support and activities to the local Nepalese community (including Nepali students studying in Queensland) and to assist NAFA with its fundraising activities.

NAFA holds a number of fundraising events throughout each year including a Nepali New Year Dinner and Nepal in the Park. NAFA is a vibrant organisation whose members share a love of Nepal and a desire to make a worthwhile contribution to Nepal’s development. New members are warmly welcomed.

NAFA holds general meetings open to all members on the first Tuesday of every month and an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in April 2015.  Check the calendar for date changes or click here.




Learn a little more about NAFA

Read our latest newsletter 25th Anniversary Newsletter

You can help by

  • joining NAFA as a member
  • help with or attend our fundraising events
  • make one-off or ongoing donations
  • sponsor a child’s education or vocational training, contact Helen (07) 3882 0028
  • teacher and health care salaries, contact Rod (07) 3366 1826
  • donate prizes for raffles
  • use your networks to raise funds
  • make a bequest in your will Read more here.

We invite business owners who wish to assist our  NAFA programmes to become involved with donating through product sales like Back Track.  We welcome all support. Contact us