Become a sponsor/donor

Support Melbourne Opera

Melbourne Opera’s Benefactors & Patrons Sponsorship Programmes are an exciting way for you to show your support for Melbourne Opera

Melbourne Opera has grown dramatically in the last three years and now occupies an important part in the cultural life of Melbourne. At the moment Melbourne Opera depends entirely on its box-office and on the generosity of its patrons and benefactors and does not enjoy public-sector support of any kind.

Melbourne Opera values deeply the generosity and support given by individual patrons - they play a vital role in maintaining the life of Melbourne Opera.

Why not consider contributing to The Melbourne Opera Public Fund as a Benefactor?

Donations to The Melbourne Opera Public Fund are tax deductible. You can download a donation form here.

For details of the Programmes contact Robbie McPhee, Events and Sponsorship Manager or The Director, Benefactors & Patrons Programme

Meet our patrons and our benefactors

Corporate Partnership Programme

Melbourne Opera’s new Corporate Partnership Programme has been created to provide leading Melbourne businesses with the opportunity to partner with Melbourne Opera and develop marketing strategies that demonstrate an equally strong reputation for professionalism, excellence, and contemporary thinking. Join the exciting world of opera!

Your corporate support will make a significant contribution to Melbourne Opera’s continued success, and your company will enjoy a high profile in the community as a major supporter of Victoria’s own resident opera company.

For further information, or to arrange a personal visit from one of our Sponsorship Specialists to discuss your requirements, please contact Corporate & International Business Development

Meet our current corporate supporters

Melbourne Opera Public Fund

Melbourne Opera maintains a Public Fund to receive gifts. Melbourne Opera is listed on the Register of Cultural Organizations maintained by the Australian Government Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, and has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient.

Donations by individuals to the Melbourne Opera Public Fund are tax-deductible provided they fulfil the following conditions:

  • they are made voluntarily
  • they do not provide a material benefit to the donor, and
  • they essentially arise from benefaction, and detached and disinterested generosity.


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