Official Establishments Charity Events

The Official Establishments Section in our Department manages the Official Establishments Charity Events Programme.

This programme is designed to provide an opportunity for Australian Charities to use Kirribilli House or The Lodge for fundraising events where all profits from the event go towards a registered Australian charity or charitable project.

All costs incurred by the Commonwealth for goods and services for the event will be recovered from the charity by the Official Establishments Section.

Under the Programme up to 15 events between Kirribilli House and The Lodge will be held each calendar year from 1 February to 15 November.

Kirribilli House and The Lodge are not available for political fundraising, hire or use for commercial purposes. They are Commonwealth heritage listed properties and do not have the full functionalities of commercial premises.

How do I apply?

Please read the following information before applying:

  1. Information to use Kirribilli House or The Lodge for a Charity Event 
  2. Information required from the Charity if the application is successful
  3. Definition of a Charity Event

Complete the online form: 

Or download the information pack PDF file and send the completed form to the Official Establishments Section.

via email: charityevents@pmc.gov.au

via post: The Official Establishments Charity Events Programme 

Official Establishments Section

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

PO Box 6500

CANBERRA ACT 2600

For further information email charityevents@pmc.gov.au or call 02 6271 6222.

When do I apply?

2016: A limited number of events can be held up until 15 November. Applications can be submitted at any time. A notice will be put on this website when the limit has been reached for 2016.

2017: Applications can be submitted at any time but must be in by close of business on the application close date

Round

Event dates

Application close dates

Advised of outcome

One Between 1 February and 30 June 2017

23 November 2016

Mid December 2016

Two Between 1 July and 15 November 2017 1 February 2017 Early March 2017

How will my application be processed?

The Official Establishments Section will evaluate the application in the following way:

  • in consultation with the Prime Minister’s Office
  • against the criteria at Definition of a Charity Event, the charity event must meet one or more of criteria A. and none of criteria B.
  • availability of Kirribilli House or The Lodge
  • priority will be given to applicants which have not previously held charity events at Kirribilli House or The Lodge

How will I know if my application has been successful?

The Official Establishments Section will inform all applicants of the outcome. 

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO Box 6500
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: 02 6271 5111

Email: charityevents@pmc.gov.au

Fax: 02 6271 5414