Support us

Donate – Give us your money (please)

Can you find it in your wallet heart to help us?

Every year, the Melbourne Fringe Festival needs a bit of a leg up from our community. We depend on the generosity of lovely folk who are willing to dip into their pockets, wallets, coin purses, piggy banks, cheque books, or cash-stuffed-mattresses.

Donations help us give our artists (and the Festival) the opportunity to blossom each Spring.

Through initiatives like ShowSupport – where we pair artists and donors – and a range of microgrant opportunities, we give anyone with a creative vision every chance of bringing it to life. We also provide year-round support to independent artists, including creative workshops, info sessions, and one-on-one assistance, with accessibility and inclusion at the forefront of everything we do.

Unfortunately, things cost money. But that's where you come in!

Your donation gives our diversity and creative programs much needed nurturing – and enables incredible voices to be heard.

We have so many wonderfully exciting things on the horizon, but we need a hand (preferably with a wallet in it).

Ready to Donate?
    • Online – select the amount you want to donate (or choose your own) and add it to your account. If you prefer, you can add a donation when purchasing a ticket!
    • Cheque or EFT – just fill out the online form here

and then donate by posting us a cheque or sending your donation by bank transfer.

  • Phone – give us a buzz on 03 9660 9600 and we can process your donation live (we'll sing you a thank you song)
Donor Levels:

Hero $25,000 +
Creator $10,000 +
Discoverer $5,000 +
Explorer $2,500 +
Innovator $1,000 +
Rabblerouser $500 +
Accomplice $200 +

What you get:
  • Personal acknowledgement on the Melbourne Fringe website, in our Festival Guide and in Festival reports.
  • Be lifted through the streets triumphantly (optional)
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet the team
  • Get up close and personal with artists
Legacy Program:

Why not give your money to Fringe ­- the child you always wanted (and never knew you had)?!?

Etch yourself into the arts Hall of Fame with a posthumous gift to the Melbourne Fringe.

To find out more, go here.

Melbourne Fringe is on the Register of Cultural Organisations under Subdivision 30-B of the income Assessment Act 1997 and is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). But all you need to know is that every donation of $2 or more is tax-deductible.

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