Disaster Aid Australia began life in 2003 in association with another overseas aid organisation, but went "under its own steam" in 2010. A project of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills (D9820 Vic.) it is a member of Disaster Aid International which includes Rotary club partners in Malaysia, UK & Ireland, and the USA.

Disaster Aid Australia ('DAA') is a company limited by guarantee (ABN 55 129 338 825) and a charitable institution with the usual Australian tax concessions. It also has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status (Item 1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997) and is an AusAID preferred supplier. We are also registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC.)

DAA has an office in Dandenong in SE Melbourne that was kindly donated by a Rotarian, and is staffed by volunteers when necessary and convenient.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly (or more frequently as necessary), with an Executive Committee meeting on a monthly basis. As is required under the company's Constitution, no director receives fees or other financial benefits.