Frequently asked questions

Last updated 03 Apr 2018 

In any given year more than 95% of our operations are funded by direct, voluntary contributions from individuals like you.

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible. We can't thank you enough for your support.

Please call us on 1300 628 873 or email us with any questions.

A Desert Skink on Charles Darwin Reserve, WA. Photo Tim Doherty.
A Desert Skink on Charles Darwin Reserve, WA. Photo Tim Doherty.
Ways to donate:

Financial Institution
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Bank Branch
Account Name
Bush Heritage Australia
BSB Number
Account Number
1006 0311
Reference (so we can track it)
Surname or supporter ID (if known).

Online security

We use a secure online payment system. On donation pages your web browser will show a padlock in the address (URL) field indicating the area is secure.

Tax benefits

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Bush Heritage is a Deductible Gift Recipient (ABN 78 053 639 115), a prescribed organisation on the Australian Government Register of Environmental Organisations, a Charitable Institution and an Income Tax Exempt Charity with taxation exemption benefits.

For donations of money or property valued over $5,000, you may be able to spread the tax benefit over 5 years.

Check the Australian Tax Office website.

Where do the dollars go?

Donations go towards work such as:

  1. buying land of outstanding conservation value and working with our partners on the land they own.
  2. legally protecting our reserves so they're safe forever
  3. managing the land to protect our most unique and threatened plants and animals
  4. scientific research to monitor the plants and animals you're protecting.

Can I support a specific project?

It's terrific if you have a specific interest but to manage our administration we only accept gifts on a project basis if the amount is more than $10,000. Contact us to discuss.

Most donations are used where they’re most needed – on our highest priority projects.

What is regular giving?

Regular giving is when you choose to have automatic donations from your nominated bank account or credit card scheduled each month. You can stop or change the amount you contribute each month whenever you choose.

Regular giving is one of the most effective ways to support us, as administrative costs are low and knowing we have a monthly source of income allows us to plan more effectively for the future. To thank our regular donors, we provide updates about our work and what they are helping to achieve throughout the year.

Please consider joining the Natural Wonders regular giving program today.

When are regular donations processed?

Once your initial donation has been processed, your ongoing donation will be debited monthly, on either the 1st or 15th of the month (or nearest business day), depending on when you joined. If you’d like to change the date of your donation from the 1st to the 15th, or vice versa, please let us know.

Occasionally, if a monthly payment isn't successful on the first attempt, we'll try to resubmit your credit card details on subsequent days in order to successfully honour your pledge. In the meantime, we'll try to contact you to make sure we have your up-to-date details on file. 


If you've made a one-off donation to an appeal or project, you'll be sent a receipt shortly thereafter. If you're a regular donor (making automatic monthly donations from your bank account or credit card) you'll get a consolidated tax receipt in July, at the end of the financial year.

Personal contact details

We take the protection of your personal and financial information seriously. More information, including how we collect, use and secure personal information, is available in our full privacy policy.

If you'd like to change the way we communicate with you, or need to update your personal details at any time, please call 1300 628 873 or send us a message

Significant donations

We'll gratefully accept gifts of money or other financial assets – you might choose to use an unexpected legacy or financial windfall to support us. You can give land, whether or not it has conservation value.

You may wish to establish a permanent foundation or trust, with the income and/or some of the capital gifted to us. This can happen automatically, or annually for projects of your choice.

In most cases these gifts will be tax deductible and for significant gifts we'll be pleased to discuss recognition.

We can suggest a range of independent financial advisors. For a confidential discussion, please contact +61 (0) 3 8610 9150 or

Donating shares

We can accept shares directly instead of cash without any brokerage fees. For a confidential discussion, contact +61 (0) 3 8610 9150 or

Alternatively, ShareGift Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that enables you to sell shares and donate the proceeds to charity. There are no brokerage fees. If your donation exceeds $50, you can nominate Bush Heritage Australia as your recommended charity to benefit from ShareGift Australia’s donations. More details here:

Donations as gifts

Can I donate for a loved one's birthday, wedding or other celebration?

Yes! If you'd like to make a gift to a loved one in lieu of a birthday or wedding present, for example, you can do so over the phone by calling 1300 628 873 (1300 NATURE), or through our website. If you're making your donation online, please include (in the 'Comments' field) the name of the person the gift is for.

If you're organising a celebration yourself, and are asking friends and family to donate to us in lieu of gifts, then firstly, thank you! We're so grateful for your support. The easiest way to do this is to set up a free, personalised fundraising page at GoFundraise. This allows you to customise your page with an image and message, and choose an appropriate occasion, such as ‘birthday’ or ‘wedding’. Simply remember to select Bush Heritage as your nominated charity! Once created, you can share your page with family and friends.

If you'd prefer not to use an online fundraising platform, or if you're simply looking for an alternative birthday or Christmas gift for a friend or family member who cares about conservation, then please consider our WILDgifts. Here you can choose from a range of gift cards that represent areas of our work, and which can be sent as e-cards or printed cards. 

All gifts to Bush Heritage are helping to protect Australia’s unique birds, animals and landscapes. Thank you again for your support. 

Can I donate in memory?

We're honoured that you're considering making a donation in memory of a friend or loved one. Gifts in Memory are a lasting way to pay tribute to a person’s life, interests and values, and a gift of this nature to Bush Heritage will help further conservation in Australia towards our shared vision of a healthy country, protected forever.

If you choose to make an individual Gift in Memory, you can do so over the phone by calling 1300 628 873 (1300 NATURE), by post to Level 1, 395 Collins St Melbourne, VIC 3000 or through our website.  If you do make a donation online, please include (within the 'Comments' field) the name of the person the Gift is in Memory of.

If you're arranging for a group of people to make Gifts in Memory – perhaps in lieu of funeral flowers – please get in touch with us so that we can talk to you about your specific requirements. We can organise donation envelopes to be provided for the funeral service, send an acknowledgement letter of all gifts received to the next of kin, and on request we can also publish the details of these special gifts in our quarterly newsletter, Bush Tracks.

Please contact our Supporter Relations team by calling 1300 628 873 (1300 NATURE) emailing or sending us a message via our Contact Us page  if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of these options further.

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