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The Business Council of Australia (BCA) and Equity Trustees, have together founded the Australian Volunteer Support Trust to assist the families of any registered volunteer in Australia who tragically loses their life through their volunteer work.

This will be a trust established in perpetuity, with the aim of raising the initial sum of $25 million and will be overseen by an advisory panel chaired by the Hon Jeff Kennett AC and supported by Jennifer Westacott AO, David Gonski AC, Dame Quentin Bryce, Lisa Paul AO and representatives from Australian emergency service volunteering.

“Equity Trustees is pleased to be part of this initiative with governments of Australia and the Business Council of Australia,” said Chairman the Hon Jeff Kennett AC.

“Volunteers have been the unsung heroes of Australian life and will continue to be so in the future"

To make a donation

Businesses, individuals and DGR item 2 funds (that is a Public Ancillary Fund) can make a tax deductible financial contribution to the trusts below.

For donation over $10,000, please contact us at

Businesses wishing to register interest in receiving more information about the Community Rebuilding Trust should also contact us at

Read more about this initiative with the BCA