Your donation will make a difference to someone’s life!

Donations of $2 or more to ARA are tax deductible.

For online donations visit our dedicated online giving page using the "donate" button at the top of every page. This secure online site enables you to make a donation any time of the day or night.

As a free service it means 100% of all donations (minus standard bank charges) are passed directly on to ARA.

For credit card donations over the phone you can call Saleena on 8354 2951

For a one-off donation please download ARA’s donation form, print and return it to ARA with a cheque, money order or your credit card details

For regular donations (including direct debit) please download the automatic donation form

WE ACCEPT DONATIONS IN MANY FORMS! Although financial contributions are greatly appreciated by ARA and are a growing need, we are also are very thankful to businesses and organisations that can donate to us in other ways, such as products or services. These in-kind donations are of exceptional assistance. We are able to use some of the products and services for our projects and programs or alternatively can include them in other fundraising initiatives (eg raffles).
ARA fundraisers are united in their passion to help new arrivals feel like they’re home. Without their support, we couldn’t deliver our tailored services and programs. What will you do to help them?

Join an event
Sign up for a fun run, swim or cycle race and fundraise for ARA.

Baking, dressing-up, quiz nights and a sausage sizzle? When you create your own fundraiser, you can do whatever you like!

Workplace Giving
Make a difference while you go about your daily work. Workplace giving is a convenient and cost effective way to support ARA.
While there are various packages available, we are also open to hearing from you regarding how you’d like to direct your finances and resources. ARA have an ongoing need for support and as that need continues to grow and evolve with the work that we do, we’d love to tailor a sponsorship package that suits your business.

  • sponsor an event
  • sponsor a student
  • sponsor an ARA campaign
    • Your organisation could become the sponsor of one of ARA’s campaigns. You could attach your brand to an event and leverage our campaign reach while also meeting your corporate social responsibility goals. Our sponsorship packages are flexible. If sponsorship is not for you, please consider donating goods and services or funds.
Membership is of vital importance when it comes to advocating with governments for better policies on refugees and asylum seekers and seeking funding for vital service programs.
As a member you will receive:
  • monthly eNews plus occasional mailed newsletters
  • an invitation to and voting rights at all general meetings including the AGM
  • our annual report
  • early bird and members-only pricing and ticket opportunities for ARA events
  • invitations to events and forums hosted by ARA’s business and community partners

To become a financial member of ARA, please download the form to the left and return it to ARA with your payment.

By becoming a member, you will be actively helping ARA to provide high quality services for people from a refugee background, their families and communities.
One of the best things you can do to enhance the lives of our new arrivals in the future is to leave a gift in your will to ARA. Bequests help us:
  • plan with confidence to reach our long term goals
  • invest in effective ways to ensure that refugees continue to receive the help needed to settle in Australia without prejudice and with independence and dignity.

If you are thinking of helping us in this way, we would love to chat more with you. There are a few different options and we’ll make it a simple process for you.

Please contact ARA’s philanthropy advisor to find out more about leaving a gift in your will. We understand that this is a very personal decision and all information and discussions will be held in the strictest confidence.