The Australian Museum Foundation raises funds that enable the Museum to excel in scientific research, to help build cultural connections, to offer exceptional exhibitions and educational programs and to acquire significant objects for the collection areas. Help us make a better future.

Patron's Circles

Patrons and Benefactors

Patrons and Benefactors provide substantial gifts of $50,000 or more which directly support the programs of the Australian Museum. They receive invitations to personal meetings and exclusive events as well as being acknowledged for their generous contribution on our Donor Wall.

President’s Circle

President's Circle donors donate $10,000 or more per annum. President’s Circle donors receive invitations to exclusive events at the Australian Museum where they are able to connect with our scientists, collection managers and other like-minded donors

Treasures Circle

Treasures Circle Members generously support a priceless treasure or collection case displayed in the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum permanent exhibition in the Westpac Long Gallery. Treasure donors are acknowledged by name on each treasure. Treasures are supported at $10,000 per annum for 3 years.

Director's Circle

Director's Circle members donate between $5,000 and $10,000 per annum. Director’s Circle donors receive invitations to exclusive Museum events and experiences including behind-the-scenes events with Museum scientists and experts. They are also invited to an exclusive annual Director's lunch at the Australian Museum.


Guardian donors donate $1,000 per annum for 3 years. Guardians are a vital group of like-minded individuals who are interested in going behind the scenes and engaging more with the work of the Australian Museum.

Make a donation

To make a donation, or to learn more about our projects and acquisitions, please select an option below or call the Development Team on (02) 9320 6216.

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