By choosing to support children and young people in disadvantaged communities as an Ardoch Star, your monthly donation will provide important, ongoing funding that can be directed to where it is urgently needed.

By becoming an Ardoch Star, your monthly donation will provide vital funds needed to train volunteers to work one-to-one with children in schools and kindergartens and provide books and other much needed learning resources for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. The regularity of your donation enables Ardoch to plan programs and inspiring learning activities and opportunities to broaden children's horizons.

Monthly giving is simple, easy and makes a long-lasting difference. You nominate the amount you would like to give, then once a month it will be debited from your bank account or credit card. All donations of $2 and over are 100% tax-deductible.

As an Ardoch Star, you will receive a special Starfish lapel pin, kindly donated to us by one of our corporate partners, to thank you for your support. The Starfish story symbolises our belief that everybody can make a difference. We will keep you updated on the impact of your support with our dedicated Ardoch Star monthly eNews, a quarterly newsletter and invitations to our AGM and other special events.

The Starfish Story (based on the writings of Loren Eiseley)

A man was picking up starfish one at a time and throwing them back into the sea. When asked why, he replied "If I don't, they'll die from lack of oxygen."
"But there are thousands of starfish on this beach, you can't possibly make a difference."
Throwing another starfish into the sea, he smiled and said 'Made a difference to that one!"

If you would like to become an Ardoch Star, please complete the online form or download the direct debit form. If you would like any further information, please contact our experienced Fundraising & Engagement Team on 03 9537 2414 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .