We are a growing movement of people and organisations who believe in the importance of giving and are proud to leverage their wealth and influence to create social change.


Philanthropy defined

The structured giving of money, time, information, goods / services, voice or influence to improve humanity.

Inspiring giving in Australia

We facilitate, advocate, educate and promote.

Our Upcoming Events

19 Apr

Annual General Meeting
Melbourne, VIC

21 Sep

2016 Philanthropy Australia National Conference - Day 1
Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

22 Sep

2016 Philanthropy Australia National Conference - Day 2
Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

Upcoming Sector Events

17 Feb

The Ethics of Happiness
Sydney, NSW

18 Feb

Grant-Seeker Workshop
Adelaide, SA

18 Feb

Grant-Seeker Workshop
Hobart, TAS

24 Feb

Special Event: Empathy in Australia
Melbourne, VIC

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Philanthropic Consultancy Service

Our Consultancy Service for members and non-members to support more and better philanthropy in Australia.

This service has a focus on new philanthropists, reviewing giving programs of existing philanthropists, tailored training and development programs and sector research. 

Find out more here

2016 Philanthropy Awards

Latest News

Feb. 01, 2016 Gold Coast hospital buy lifts Impact group’s assets to $400 million

Impact Investment Group has lifted its property funds management empire to almost $400 million with the purchase of the Gold Coast Surgical Hospital for $45.8 million Read more…

Jan. 28, 2016 Charity sector grows but competes for dwindling donations

More than 200 new charities were registered every month last year, despite widespread concern that there are already too many charities competing for dwindling donations, which have fallen to their lowest levels in 30 years in real-dollar terms. Read more…

Jan. 28, 2016 BHP Billiton donates $5.7 million to Broken Hill, its birthplace

During a visit on Thursday, BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie announced the company would hand over $5.7 million for a range of heritage projects, including restoring the remains of the company's original site. Read more…

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Latest Release

2014 Annual Report

Philanthropy Australia

Our Annual Report highlights our progress and achievements.