Tax DGR Status for Donations

RiverSmart Australia Ltd has been granted ‘charity’ status by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). In addition, it holds Tax Deductible Gift Recipient status from both the Federal Environment Department and the ATO. This means that any donations to our organisation for $5 or more can be claimed as a tax deduction.

If you wish to make a donation to help our work you can do so via PayPal through our website. If you would prefer to use an alternative way to make a donation please contact the CEO of RiverSmart, Dr Bill Phillips.

Funds donated are deposited in RiverSmart’s Public Fund, the Blue Bucket account. A five-person Committee then decides on how the funds will be used in accordance with RiverSmart Objects as set out in our Constitution.

Each year RiverSmart has to provide a report to the Federal Environment Department outlining how all donated funds have been used.


Donations totalling nearly $30,000 from the Warren community helped us to recently extend the kitchen of the Kookaburra Cafe at the WOW Centre, so it can now offer restaurant quality meals for local and travellers.