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Australian Volunteer Support Trust

Australian Volunteer Support Trust


The Australian Volunteer 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.

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.

The Hon Jeff Kennett AC (chair)
Jennifer Westacott AO
David Gonski AC
Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO
Lisa Paul AO

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Contact Details

Level 1, 575 Bourke Street


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.