Live Below the Line
Live Below the Line

Eat on $2 a day for five days, raise funds and take action to help end poverty.

So far we've raised:

Right Now

What's it all about?

Live Below the Line is a fundraising campaign that helps Australians take action on poverty. From 2-6 May, thousands of participants will make their meals count by feeding themselves on $2 a day for 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.

Live Below the Line is run by Oaktree, one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations. Education transforms lives. That’s why we work with partners in the Asia-Pacific to fund programs that help people break out of the poverty cycle. We also raise awareness in Australia about the global injustice of poverty. Since 2010, over 40,000 Australians have taken the Live Below the Line challenge and raised over $9 million for Oaktree’s work. And we want you to be part of it. Sign up today!

What's Happening Now

Right Now


On Twitter

Campaign Timeline


What it's funding

We believe education is the most powerful tool we have in the fight against poverty. That's why we partner with organisations who provide education programs to young people in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea.

We also want to educate Australians about the injustice of poverty, and the impact their actions can have. Here, we raise awareness about the issue of extreme poverty and advocate for policy change from our leaders.

For us, Live Below the Line is 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.

About the Cause

Our local partners support young people to break the poverty cycle in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea.