Giving back to Australian communities is in our blood here at Australia’s official lotteries.  In fact, we’ve been doing it for over 100 years!

Last financial year, we contributed over $1.1 billion through state lottery taxes, partnerships and donations to support our community. So it’s fair to say that when Australia dreams, we all win!

We have long-standing partnerships with charities such as Starlight Children’s Foundation, Mater Foundation, and Children’s Hospital Foundation. We have also assisted drought and flood stricken communities, community events, and other not-for-profit organisations.

We’re extremely passionate about supporting our communities, families and children’s health. That’s why we are proud to support and partner with these important organisations.

The Starlight Children’s Foundation

Every minute of every day, a child is admitted to hospital in Australia. As a national partner of Starlight Children’s Foundation, we provide funds that help Starlight brighten the lives of sick kids across Australia.  Starlight operates a Starlight Express Room in every major children’s hospital in Australia and more than 100 Captain Starlights nationally. 

Children’s Hospital Foundation

By supporting Children’s Hospital Foundation, we’ve assisted in the delivery of key health projects and research aimed at improving the lives of children and their families throughout Queensland. In 2018, Golden Casket donated $1.2 million to the Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Channel 9 Telethon. This money helps to deliver initiatives such as the Personal Health Record, a book provided free to every parent when their child is born to help record vaccinations, developmental checks and major health events. 

More information on the latest contributions by the Lott to the community is available here.

While we look forward to continuing to support the community in 2019, there is another way Australian lotteries is helping charities and sporting groups.

Play for Purpose is the ultimate not-for-profit raffle that gives you the chance to win awesome prizes all while supporting a good cause. With a minimum of $5 from every $10 ticket going to a charity or sporting club of your choice, all you need to decide is who you’re playing for.

If you’re thinking of giving back to causes close to your heart, Play for Purpose might be just the ticket – and the next draw closes soon! Find out more about Play for Purpose here.