The Wagner Society in Queensland is committed to supporting all Wagner-related activities and productions in Australia and especially Queensland.
In 2017, our Society became a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Although we rank as a small charity (annual revenue less than $500,000), we are still subject to a range of Commonwealth regulations and guidelines overseen by the ACNC, and we provide annual reports of income and expenditure for charitable purposes.
Donations by members are made to The Wagner Society in Queensland’s Public Donations Fund – a tax-deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations, set up under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Receipts bearing this information are issued to donors at the time of their gifts. The accumulated funds are then disbursed by the Management Committee to various beneficiaries, including to opera companies staging Wagner’s works, facilitating not only finished performances but also the engagement of singers and production staff, dramaturgy, designs, scenery building, costume making, publicity and marketing, rehearsals, and other expensive preparatory activities usually spread over several years.
Members are most welcome to make donations by bank transfer to our Donations Account:
BSB: 124-021 A/C Number: 22612915
Please use your surname as identification, and advise the Secretary via the Contact Us page
Cheques are also welcome and can be sent to PO Box 1139, Kenmore, QLD 4069. Donations are tax-deductible and a tax invoice will be provided.
The Society greatly appreciates all donations by members, including substantial donations made in recent years by Timothy & Mary Rose Cooney; John Casey; Kathleen Clifford; Frank & Ailbhe Cunningham; Mark Walker; Colin Mackerras; Peter & Carol Bassett; Susan Treloar; Sheena Burnell, Terry & Moira Gabbedy, and Judy Xavier.