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.

Consultancy Service

Designed for members and non-members to support more and better philanthropy in Australia.

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2016 Conference

Evolution or revolution:
Is philanthropy future ready? 

Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 September
Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW.


Latest News

Mar. 24, 2016 Taking the initiative: Behind Barry Lambert’s $33 million donation

Barry Lambert, the founder of Count Financial and currently chair of both Countplus and Class Super, made headlines last year when his family agreed to donate $33.7 million to the University of Sydney to fund research into the medical use of cannabis. Read more…

Mar. 20, 2016 Jack Bendat: Why he gives his wealth away

Practically, Jack is the most generous “giver” this state has ever seen and with his name back in the limelight for all the right reasons — both his basketball teams featuring in national finals — and his 91st birthday only weeks away, this columnist thought it high time he be thanked publicly for his generosity. Read more…

Mar. 11, 2016 The new realities of philanthropy

Today’s big-name philanthropists should worry about how history will judge their gifts (and their fortunes). The rest of us may wonder why we subsidize their giving Read more…

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Latest Release

2014 Annual Report

Philanthropy Australia

Our Annual Report highlights our progress and achievements.