Making a donation

Ferris model 74 portable car radio
Ferris model 74 portable car radio
from 1947, donated by Robert Ditchburn in 1998.

‘Australian Explorer’ Bell 206B
‘Australian Explorer’ Bell 206B Jetranger III helicopter, donated by Dick Smith in 1990.

Olympic ‘Superbike’,
Olympic ‘Superbike’, made in 1997, purchased with funds provided by
Ross Simpson Engineering and a donation of components by the manufacturer, Bike Technologies
of Melbourne, in 1998.


Giving to the Powerhouse Museum

You can help to ensure that Australia's cultural heritage is preserved for the benefit of current and future generations by making a gift to the Powerhouse Museum.

Under Australian tax legislation, gifts to the Powerhouse Museum are tax deductible.

There are three main ways to contribute to the Powerhouse Museum:

Making a gift of funds
Cash donations are one important way you can help to build the Museum's collection. These can be made through The Powerhouse Foundation. These funds will support the growth and preservation of the Powerhouse's collection. more...

Making a gift of objects
The Powerhouse Museum welcomes gifts of objects for the collection. Talk to us about what you would like to donate and we will assess it to ensure it meets the Museum's collection policy. Where appropriate, the Museum will assist in valuing your gift and submitting your claim as a tax deduction through the government's cultural gifts program.

Making a bequest
You may wish to leave significant items or funds to The Powerhouse Foundation or the Museum directly in your Will. In some cases, the federal government also offers taxation benefits to your Estate or to you during your lifetime.

The Powerhouse Museum recommends that you discuss your gift plans with your own legal or financial advisers. Members of the Powerhouse Museum's staff will be happy to work with you and your advisers to ensure that your gift meets your goals and the Museum's needs.

If you are interested in making a gift or bequest and would like to discuss your specific needs, please contact:

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