2019 Winning Communities
Thanks to our players, our network of over 3800 local retailers, and adults across the country who have dreamed of what’s possible, we’ve delivered over $1 billion* to important community initiatives this year.
While there’s still a few weeks left until we wave goodbye to 2019, here’s just some of the ways we’re proud to have supported our communities this year.
Health and Medical Research
Delivering funding for important health services is part of Australian lotteries’ DNA. In the past, the focus was on building new hospitals and medical infrastructure. In 2019, we’ve looked to the future of health in Australia.
We’ve worked with the Mater Foundation to support their world-class fertility research and services program. We were proud to provide $500,000 in funding for the Centre for Child and Adolescent Brain Cancer — Australia’s first research centre solely focused on paediatric brain cancer, treatment and survivorship. And we’re passionate about seeing important medical equipment reach all areas of Australia through our contribution to the Regional Hospitals Wishlist.
Additionally, we’ve been there to support and celebrate the success of key fundraising telethons in Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, with money raised going to My Room Children’s Cancer Charity, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Queensland Children’s Hospital Foundation respectively.
Australians are tough, but sometimes our sunburnt country puts us through our paces— from farmers on the frontline of the national drought crisis, to North Queenslanders devastated by flooding rains.
Among our community initiatives this year, we saw the difference our $500,000 donation made to the Queensland Flood Appeal in February, providing essential items to families during the recovery effort. When nature hits us hard, we’re proud to lend our support to help our enduring communities get back on their feet.
This year we partnered with the Stars Foundation, who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls to close the gap on important health and education outcomes. Our $100,000 donation will contribute to the ongoing sustainability of the foundation’s programs in the Northern Territory. We also pledged $300,000 to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to help the organisation continue its important work educating children about their personal safety.
Through Golden Casket, SA Lotteries, NSW Lotteries, and Tatts— Australia’s Official Lotteries reach across the country. We’re committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and can’t wait to deliver many more wins to our communities in the years to come.
When Australia dreams, we all win.
*State Lottery Taxes FY19 Australia-wide (ex. WA)