Frequently Asked Questions


Tax deductible donations are about giving back, to get back. Donating to ChildFund Australia will help children in urgent need of support. You’ll be helping the most vulnerable children across South East Asia and Africa, and you yourself will be able to receive a greater refund on your tax return.

You can claim the full amount of all donations made before June 30th, of any value greater than $2.

You can only claim donations which are monetary gifts, given without promise of something in return. Raffle tickets, charity chocolates, events and other donations of this kind, are not tax deductible.

If the organisation you donated to does not hold a DGR endorsement, in this case your donation is also not tax deductible. ChildFund holds a DGR endorsement, and any donations made to us, are tax deductible.

Tax deductible donations need to be made to a charity or organisation that has a DGR status, like ChildFund Australia.

You can search the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits register to confirm your chosen charity has a DGR endorsement. You will also need to keep your receipt, to prove that your donation is authentic.

All donations made before June 30th, of $2 or more, are tax deductible.

Your generous donation will go towards the appeal you have selected above. If we exceed our appeal target, any extra funds from  generous supporters like you, will be directed to other ChildFund projects that address the causes and impacts of poverty for children in these communities.

If you’re filing your tax return for the first time, have never claimed donations or donated at all, you’re probably wanting to know more about how you can claim donations to charity on your taxes. We’ve answered some of the most important questions about tax deductible donations below.

Yes you will. A tax receipt for your one-off donation should arrive within 14 days. For regular monthly donations, including child sponsorship, tax receipts are sent annually, towards the end of July. Please keep your contact details updated so we can ensure you receive your tax receipt.

Yes, this is a wonderful way to come together with friends and family to make a positive impact for children. Head to our fundraising page to learn more.