FAQs

MY VISION

How do I decide what to do?

The choice is yours! Get sponsored to do something challenging, host a morning tea, give something up, or do your own thing. Check out Get Started for ideas.

The funds you raise will go towards helping Australians who are blind or have low vision to live the lives they choose. 

Where do I start?

When you’ve decided what you want to do, the first step is to register. Registration is quick and easy and we’ll provide you with a fundraising page to customise and make your own.

 

Check out the fundraising tools to help with your fundraising and spread the word.

MY FUNDRAISING

How do I ask for donations?

Share your vision! Tell everyone you know what you’re doing by following the Get Started steps.

How do I prove I am fundraising for you?

Once you register we’ll send you a document which authorises you to fundraise on our behalf. You can use this to show to donors, sponsors, or venues if you need to.

Are there fundraising rules I need to know?

Yes. Once you register we’ll send you our Fundraising Guidelines. These cover things like fundraising regulations, event planning (finances, venue, ticket sales, raffles and prizes), and keeping good records.

For instance if you are organising an event, your expenses must not exceed 40% of your fundraising. To keep costs down you can ask for support through your network. You’ll be surprised how generous people are when you ask for discounts or prizes.

We’re here to help. Call our fundraising team on 1300 847466 or reach out via Contact Us.

How do I bank the funds I have raised?

You have a couple of options to bank your funds so your fundraising can be put to good use straight away:

1. You can log in and add your fundraising to your fundraising page

2. You can send a cheque to us at:

My Vision for Vision
Fundraising
Vision Australia
454 Glenferrie Road
Kooyong VIC 3144

3. You can make a direct deposit to the following account:

Account Name: Vision Australia 
Bank: National Australia Bank     
Account: 51-542-6465       
BSB: 083-004         
Reference: BCOMF <YOUR NAME>

Please add your name as a reference, and contact us to let us know the amount of money you will be banking, so that we can identify that the payment is from you.

Can I give my donors receipts?

Yes. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and all of your online donors will automatically be sent a receipt.

Just remember that receipts cannot be given when there is an exchange for goods or services, for example event tickets, raffle tickets, bake or sausage sales.

MY EVENT

Can you help me organise my event?

You will need to organise the logistics of your event like the planning, finances, venue, ticket sales, raffles and prizes. We’re here to help with event planning advice. Call our fundraising team on 1300 847466 or reach out via Contact Us.

Do I need public liability insurance for my event?

You will need to make sure that any space or venue used for your fundraising event has the required public liability insurance. As Vision Australia is not the event organiser we are unable to cover any liability on your behalf. All aspects of public liability and safety are your responsibility as the event organiser. We’re here to offer advice. Call our fundraising team on 1300 847466 or reach out via Contact Us.

Can you help me promote my event?

Yes. Once you have registered, share your fundraising event to Facebook. Share your journey and share your photos from the day! Always include the hashtag #myvisionforvision so that your fundraising is featured on the Community page

I have a special occasion coming up. Can I ask my friends to donate instead of giving me a gift?

Making a donation to Vision Australia in lieu of sending flowers to a memorial service is a wonderful way to honour the memory of loved ones. Significant events like birthdays or anniversaries can also be celebrated by asking for a gift that gives to a good cause. You can register to create a fundraising page for donations, or we can send you our donation envelopes. To request donation envelopes please contact us at gim@visionaustralia.org or phone 02 9334 3371.

Can’t see your question?

We’re here to help! Call our fundraising team on 1300 847466 or reach out via Contact Us.