Giving Tuesday begins May 5 and in Australia runs across the month. Our publicist is Brett de Hoedt of Hootville Communications. He can act as campaign spokesperson, connect you to GivingTuesday Australia Ambassador Rev. Tim Costello and dozens of community groups across the country.

Friday May 15 sees the release of results from the COVID-19 Community Sector Impact Survey and the launch of the Giving Registry. The pandemic threatens 230,000 Australian community groups. This is the media release.   

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Below are our Ovation Across the Nation videos which helped us launch on Tuesday May 5.



Julienne Price has spent over 20 years working in the finance sector, specialising in social sector banking. Drawing on her extensive and in-depth experience across both the finance and community sectors, Julienne has driven programs to deepen sector knowledge and understanding, including the training and accreditation of over 500 sector specialist bankers.


Julienne is a representative for CommBank’s Staff Community Fund, facilitates CommBank’s annual grant giving program, and is a mentor and a volunteer across a number of charities.


Tim Costello is Chair of the COmmunity Council of Australia, the NAB's SRAC committee, and co-Chair of the Community Crisis Council. He served as World Vision's Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2016, was awarded Victorian of the Year in 2004 and won the Australian Peace Price in 2008.


Tim is known for his thoughtful advocacy on a range of social issues in Australia, including poverty, homelessness, gambling and substance abuse. 


Susan Pascoe has contributed years to serving the Australian community sector, including her appointment as the inaugural Comissioner for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission, a 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commissioner, the current chair of the Australian Council for International Development, the Community Directors Council, and co-chair of the Charity Crisis Cabinet.

Susan was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2007 and received the  Leadership in Government award for outstanding contribution to public administration in Australia in 2016.



AFL star Ed Vickers-Willis from North Melbourne

Family theatre troupe The Storey Players

Personal trainer & pug

Marwa Rida pays tribute to our food producers

Federal Member for Fenner Dr Andrew Leigh

The Assistance Dog puppy trainers at RSB (Royal Society for the Blind)

Our Community shows us how to say thank you at the office