Where do I send my donation?
- Cheque or Money Order: Good Friday Appeal PO Box 14744 Melbourne Vic 8001.
- Credit Card: phone 03 9292 1166 or visit our donation page.
- In person: At any Victorian branch of the National Australia Bank.
How much of the money pledged on Good Friday do you actually get?
99% of people honour their pledges.
Donations are also received from those who have not registered their contribution on the day, ensuring that every year we are able to give the Royal Children's Hospital the TOTAL amount of money pledged.
A record $16,405,534.65 was raised in 2013.
Will I get a tax deductible receipt?
Receipts and thank you letters are issued to all donors who provide their name and address.
How do I become involved?
There are many ways to become involved - conducting a fund-raising event in your own community or volunteering your time. Find out more...
How is the money spent?
The Royal Children's Hospital uses all the funds to buy medical equipment and to fund research projects and scholarships. Good Friday Appeal funds are not used for the general administration of the hospital. Funds from the 2013 Appeal will be used to purchase medical equipment, and fund research and scholarships.
How many people are employed to conduct the Good Friday Appeal?
There are five full-time staff. At busy times throughout the year, casual staff are employed, as the need arises.
Who employs the staff?
All staff are employed by The Herald and Weekly Times, the company that established the appeal, in 1931. The HWT publishes the Herald Sun, Australia's biggest-selling daily newspaper.
What does it cost to conduct the appeal?
Cost are kept at under 10 cents in every dollar raised.
How long has the Good Friday Appeal been running?
It started in 1931 and has contributed more than $260 million to the Royal Children's Hospital.
Read more about our history >
We know you are busy around Good Friday, however, what do you do for the rest of the year?
The Good Friday Appeal is a year-long activity. Immediately after the day itself, the time is occupied by collecting all the pledged funds, issuing receipts and acknowledging donors – and preparing for next year's Appeal.
All administrative details, such as council, police and VicRoads collection permits are also organised through the year.
Good Friday Appeal Area Managers, hotels, auxiliaries and fundraising groups start making money for the following Appeal straight after Easter!