Philanthropy Australia leads an innovative, growing, influential and high performing philanthropic sector in Australia.


Inspiring Giving

Thought-leadership, professional development and learning.

Inspiring Giving

Represent, grow and inspire an effective and robust philanthropic sector.

In recognition

Darvell M. Hutchinson AM, retired Chairman of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, appointed a Philanthropy Australia Life Member.

Philanthropy Australia’s inaugural Philanthropy Leader Awards winners:

Allan English
2014 Philanthropy Leader of the Year

Michael Gonski
2014 Emerging Philanthropy Leader




Latest News

Nov. 18, 2014 Hunt for New Philanthropy Australia CEO

The President of the peak philanthropic body, Alan Schwartz, said that Louise Walsh has led Philanthropy Australia through a series of successful and very significant changes with enormous energy and enthusiasm. Read more…

Nov. 15, 2014 Paul Ramsay shared his billions with charity, family, friends and a loyal Sydney man

When multi-millionaires die, the bulk of their wealth generally stays within the family. But when a man dies unmarried and childless, his heirs can be more difficult for ­inquisitive outsiders to identify. Read more…

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Latest Release

Celebrating the top 50

Pro Bono Australia

Australia’s Top 50 Philanthropic Gifts publication was launched in October 2013, aimed at providing a lasting memento of the outstanding achievements of donors and the communities they have supported.