Donations – Terms and Conditions

  1. Donations will be paid into the Special Productions Fund.
  2. The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support to Australian productions of Wagner’s operas and encourage and assist singers and musicians who display interest in and ability to perform Wagner’s music.
  3. The Special Productions Fund is an endorsed DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) fund with the Australian Taxation Office (ABN: 62057122885).
  4. The Fund is listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
  5. A donation to the Special Productions Fund is a GIFT which is freely given with no strings attached.  This is a requirement of the Australian Taxation Rules concerning DGR Funds.
  6. Once the gift has been made, the Donor cannot ask for a refund and the Society cannot provide a refund.  This is a requirement of the Australian Taxation Rules concerning DGR Funds.
  7. A Donor may express a preference on how the donation is to be used but the Committee does not have to act on that preference.  If the Committee accepts a Donor’s preference as an obligation, the donation has conditions attached to it so it is no longer a Gift.
  8. A Donor can only claim a tax deduction if the donation is a Genuine Gift.
  9. The Richard Wagner Society Inc. is a recognised Charity and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). You can view the Society’s details on the ACNC Register at the ACNC web site: https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity/6973c684f0ed4386a1b15459fcf2e0d6
  10. Donations of $2 or more to the Fund are tax-deductible.
  11. A Tax Receipt will be issued for each donation of $2 or more.
  12. You can make a donation by paying Online, by sending us a Cheque/Money Order, or by Direct Deposit into the Special Productions Fund bank account.
  13. The Committee of The Richard Wagner Society Inc. will manage the Special Productions Fund in accordance with the Society’s Rules.
  14. The rules concerning the Special Productions Fund can be found in Part 8 of the Society’s Rules. You can access the Society’s Rules here: https://wagnermelb.org.au/the-rules/
  15. If you have any questions about donating to the Society, you can contact the Treasurer here: Contact the Treasurer
  16. There is no need to logon to the web site with your web site username and password to make a donation.
  17. You CAN pay for your donation using your Credit Card or Debit Card.
    • We can ONLY accept Credit Card and Debit Card payments online via this web site.
    • We CANNOT accept Credit Card and Debit Card payments by phone, by email, by post or in person.
  18. If you DO NOT wish to pay online, you can download and print a donation form and pay by Cheque or Money Order (AUD only) or you can pay by Direct Deposit into the Society’s bank account.
  19. If you need help with any of these payment options, please contact the Treasurer here: Contact the Treasurer

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