Your donation to the Australian Museum Foundation makes the Australian Museum’s important work possible.

Help us to protect Australia and the Pacific's vital natural and cultural heritage for generations to come. With your support, our inspiring scientists, explorers and educators can continue to do their groundbreaking work.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.* Every donation makes a difference.

The Australian Museum Foundation (AMF) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists solely to raise funds to enable the Australian Museum (AM) to achieve its vision of being a leading voice for the richness of life, the earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific.

Foundation Directors

The Australian Museum Foundation (AMF) is a charitable trust, the purpose of which is to raise funds to support projects across the Australian Museum. The Foundation has a distinguished Board of Directors including:

  • Mr David Feetham - Chair
  • Ms Fiona Sinclair - Deputy Chair
  • Mr Massimo Belgiorno-Nettis
  • Mr Warwick Evans
  • Ms Gillian Fullilove
  • Ms Amanda Hing
  • Ms Kim McKay AO
  • Ms Kristina Stefanova
  • Mr Andrew Yates


All gifts over $2 are tax-deductible in Australia.

You do not need to make an account to donate but we encourage you to create one to allow you to store your information for future donations or ticket purchases. You can also view your giving history and update your contact information.

Yes, there is an option when you donate online to choose to remain anonymous. You can also email us at

There is an option to choose how you want your donation to be acknowledged by name when making a donation online. If this is not ticked, your receipt name will be used. You can email us at if you would like any changes.

The types of bequests you can make are; residual, percentage of your total estate, specified assets, a specified sum of money. These explanations are general in nature and we recommend that you seek independent legal advice when making and updating your will.

You may choose to designate your bequest for the general purpose of the Australian Museum, and funds will be allocated to priorities of the Museum at the time. We do recommend that you seek independent legal advice when making or updating your Will.

Alternatively, you can include a clause for a simple gift in your Will as:

"I give to the Australian Museum Foundation (ABN 64 497 967 210) (select the applicable choice [the residual of my estate] / [X% of my estate] / [name of specific asset(s)] / [specific amount of money]) for the use and benefit of the Australian Museum at its absolute discretion, free from all taxes and duties payable in respect of my death, my estate or the administration of my estate and I direct that the receipt of the Director, President or other authorised officer at the time shall be an absolute discharge to my Executor(s) for the gift."

We’re here to talk if you’d like a confidential discussion or to hear more about leaving a bequest. Please email Head of Development, Frankie Greene on

You certainly can. At the bottom of this page, join our newsletter and tick ‘AM Foundation’ to receive news from the AMF.

If you are an individual, we encourage you to donate to the Australian Museum Foundation. If you are a Trust or Foundation, please donate to the Australian Museum Trust.

*Donations should be made payable to the Australian Museum Foundation (ABN 64 497 967 210). The Foundation is a charitable trust, the purpose of which is to ensure a secure financial base for the Australian Museum and the Museum is its sole legal beneficiary. The Foundation is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient and an Item 2 public ancillary fund under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Donations may also be made to the Australian Museum Trust (ABN 85 407 224 698) which is also a deductible gift recipient under Items 1 and 4 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. The credit card transaction fee is a percentage of the total donation and is charged as per the credit card merchant fee rate.

Yes. Please contact if you'd like to discuss your donation.

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Contact us

The Development Team are always happy to hear from you. For any queries, feedback or for further information please contact us on (02) 9320 6216 or