With your help, we can ensure this unique precinct is protected and nurtured for another 100+ years
You can support the Convent through individual giving, monthly giving and bequests. Community fundraising events are also a fantastic way to get your friends, family and colleagues together in support of a great cause – all while having a fun day out.
The ACF engages volunteers and is registered as a charitable foundation with DGR status. This means that all donations $2 and above made to the Abbotsford Convent Foundation’s Arts Trust are tax-deductible. Every gift will help ensure the Convent can continue to thrive and provide an inner-urban retreat and vibrant cultural community hub for everyone to enjoy. Please donate today.
To donate by phone or to find out more, please call Ali Murphy, Head of Development, on 03 9415 3600.
Heritage restoration, conservation and maintenance
Abbotsford Convent is a thriving creative precinct, however, it is an expensive space to maintain. A number of Victoria’s oldest buildings are on site, and many have not had significant work done since their construction over 150 years ago. Donations are vital for the ongoing maintenance and refurbishment of the Convent site. Your gift, no matter how big or small, will help the ACF complete critical restoration works to protect and secure these heritage buildings for generations to come.
Arts & cultural programming
As one of Australia’s leading arts and cultural precincts, the ACF is dedicated to creating year-round programming that inspires and engages the community. Your support could help us bring the precinct to life through projects and avenues including: c3 Contemporary Art Space, Convent Kids and Convent Live.
Gardens & grounds
The Convent’s 6.8 hectares of green open space offer a place of retreat, 365 days a year. We are working hard to ensure our heritage gardens survive and thrive for generations to come, and continue to play a vital role in connecting community, fostering wellbeing and nurturing wildlife in their natural habitat.
No other venue in Melbourne has such an extraordinary combination of heritage buildings, arts and cultural programs and expansive historic gardens and grounds. Your support is an investment in the future of this incredible place. Please consider making a donation today.