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Ballarat Christmas Appeal

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The Ballarat Foundation manages and administers the Ballarat Christmas Appeal, proudly supported by 3BA FM 102.3.

The Ballarat Christmas Appeal raises funds to support people experiencing hardship at Christmas time in the Ballarat community. Funds raised from the appeal are distributed to Ballarat charities which are working directly with individuals and families requiring immediate assistance. These charities are The Salvation Army, Uniting Ballarat, St Vincent De Paul, Ballarat and Anglicare Ballarat.

The first Ballarat appeal conducted by 3BA was in 1980, and since then, millions of dollars in donations has been secured and used to support those in need.

The Ballarat Foundation, as a DGR1 status philanthropic organisation works in partnership with corporate and individual donors to support the Ballarat community and recognises the exceptional work of 3BA as a community leader.

All donations over $2 to the Ballarat Christmas Appeal are fully tax deductible. Donations made online generate an automated receipt to your email address.

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Donations may be made via bank details, however please ensure you fill out the below form with your contact details so that we can issues you with a tax receipt.

Donate through a direct bank transfer -
Ballarat Foundation United Way Inc
Westpac BSB: 033-605 Account: 360800


The Ballarat Foundation is not currently receiving donations of children's toys, gifts or food items at our office for the Ballarat Christmas Appeal. To donate these items, please contact The Salvation Army directly by clicking the link.

Salvation Army Ballarat  

There are some local donation points administered by local businesses. Please contact the following businesses for more information:

  • Haymes Paint
  • Toy World Ballarat
  • Jellis Craig Ballarat
  • Fire Rescue Victoria
    Fire Station 67
  • I Love This Shop Delacombe
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