The Australian Volunteers Support Trust (AVST) has been established to assist the families of any recognised emergency services volunteer in Australia who tragically loses their life through their volunteer work when responding to a disaster after 1 July 2019.
Equity Trustees will manage the AVST pro bono in perpetuity, providing the required duties of a Trustee. This will include conducting an annual audit of the trusts and reporting this publicly as required.
Eligibility criteria will apply. Guidelines and eligibility criteria will be published to this page when available.
The AVST Advisory Panel will be responsible for eligibility criteria and guidelines, and decisions on applications. Current members of the Panel are listed below, with places reserved for representatives from Australian emergency service volunteering.
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 donations over $10,000, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org