The Next Gen program is a circle of Next Generation philanthropists within the Australian Museum Foundation. This vibrant network of like-minded young professionals under 40 years of age play a pivotal role in supporting the Australian Museum’s future.

Patrons to the Next Gen program are provided with access to a familiarisation program of behind-the-scenes tours, exhibition openings, events and activities at the Australian Museum (AM).

Donations from the Next Gen program are pooled and directed to AM projects as decided by the Next Gen circle.

Next Gen philanthropists donate $500 per year which is fully tax-deductible*.

Next Gen donations can also be paid by quarterly direct debit instalments. Click here. If your donation is through a Trust or Foundation, please click here.

For more information about the Next Gen program, please contact the Development team on (02) 9320 6216 or email

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*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.