Competition for the charity dollar intensified during the 1970s and 1980s. It became clear that if the Marist Mission Centre was to continue to attract peoples’ interest their contributions needed to be tax deductible.
In 1984 the Marist Mission Centre became a registered charity under the title of Australian Marist Centre Overseas Aid Fund.
The Marist Mission Centre is a foundation member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission (ACNC).
Today MMC is one of the better established small NGOs in Australia.
It currently supports development projects in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Fiji, China, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
The Marist Mission Centre is also the principal contributor to the international missions of the Society of Mary.