Live Below the Line

So That Others Can Rise Above It

Step 1: Sign up
Step 2: Raise funds
Step 3: Eat on $2 

Step 4: Empower young people to help end poverty

Live Below the Line is a fundraising campaign that helps Australians take action on poverty. It is a challenge that sparks thousands of conversations about poverty and Oaktree's work across Australia.

We started Live Below the Line in 2010 as a way of enabling Australians to engage with the issue of poverty and to take meaningful action on it. Since then, over 50,000 Australians have raised more than $10 million for education and campaigning initiatives that help fight poverty.

This year, thousands of participants will be putting change on the menu by feeding themselves on $2 a day for two or five days. That’s the Australian equivalent of the extreme poverty line. By taking the Live Below the Line challenge, we’re raising much-needed funds for work that helps end poverty.

For us, Live Below the Line is all about creative cooking, rationing and caffeine deprivation: we know it’s just a glimpse into what life is like for people in poverty, not a real experience of it. But we know what we do has a real impact.