Make a donation

Donations are vital to continuing our live-saving work in Timor-Leste. Every dollar makes a difference, so we greatly appreciate your support.

You can donate:

1. Online via this form

2. Online by direct credit / electronic funds transfer

Account name: East Timor Hearts Fund

BSB: 083028

Account number: 238363397

Reference: Full name and the word “donation”

Please email us at with your email or address to receive your receipt.

3. Cheque or money orders can be posted to East Timor Hearts Fund PO Box 5146 Melbourne VIC 3001.

4. Paypal donations can be made via our Paypal Giving Fund.

5. US and Hong Kong residents can make tax-deductible donations via Give2Asia.

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Volunteer for us

From our talented medical team through to administration staff and translators, our amazing volunteers make all of this possible.

For many East Timor Hearts Fund patients, the trip to Australia for surgery is their first overseas experience. A friendly face at the airport or someone to show them around Melbourne makes their experience less stressful. Volunteers assist us with activities such as transporting and supporting patients during their stay. If you can speak Tetum we would especially love to hear from you.

Our volunteers also travel with our volunteer medical team to Timor-Leste to assist with our screening clinics, undertaking tasks including administration and interpreting.

If you would like to register interest in volunteering, please fill in our expression of interest form

You can also join our mailing list to be alerted to when there are volunteer vacancies.

Please note that all volunteers require a current police check and, where relevant, a Working With Children Check.

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Fundraise for us

We achieve more together! We love it when our supporters organise fundraising events and not only spread the word but help raise valuable funds.

Your family, workplace or club can make a big difference through fun, fundraising initiatives. Some ideas include:

  • Casual clothes day at work
  • An office bake-off or morning tea
  • A charity fun run and nominate us as the recipient
  • Join one of our events
  • Ask for donations in lieu of birthday or wedding gifts
  • A meaningful way of remembering a lost loved one

Download fundraising guide

Make a bequest

By including a gift to East Timor Hearts Fund in your will you can leave a lasting legacy that changes the life of an individual, a community and a country.

Your gift can help us mend more broken hearts, and support our research, prevention and education projects that aim to tackle the root causes of poor heart health in Timor-Leste.

We will use your gift wisely so that it has the greatest impact for the people we serve. We strive to ensure that all resources entrusted to us are managed and accounted for to the highest standards. Our financial statements are externally audited in the same way, and to the same standards, as for Australian for-profit companies. Summaries of our audited accounts are published in our annual report, and our full accounts are also available online.

When planning for your future, we encourage you to consider your family and loved ones first. There are many ways of including a gift in your will. We cannot provide you with legal advice, so please make sure you obtain your own independent advice.

If you have any questions about will bequests or simply wish to notify us of your intentions, we encourage you to get in touch. We welcome the opportunity to thank you and share with you our plans for the future.

Give a gift

Need the perfect gift for the person who has everything?

Make a tax deductible donation, then print and personalise a gift certificate to give them.

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