We rely on the generosity of supporters like you to achieve our vision of outsmarting cancer and making it a manageable disease.

We know that individuals, families and carers are waiting for this to become a reality and we are doing all that we can to help achieve this. But we can’t do it alone, we need your help.

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute is a registered charity. Full details about our charity status area available on the ACNC website

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By supporting ONJCRI you will:

  • Make a direct impact on cancer research. By supporting our team, our research efforts will lead us closer to discovering new cancer treatments.
  • Be a voice for cancer research. By joining this voice, we will build our community of like-minded individuals who have a desire to see a new cancer story.
  • Make research accessible. We are focused on translating our laboratory-based research into practical changes to clinical care for patients in hospitals. We aim to do this through clinical trials and drug discoveries.
  • Support the greatest research minds. We are proud to have a team of world class researchers onsite at the Institute and we also proactively collaborate with key researchers, universities and industry leaders across the globe.
  • Be a part of a people led Institute. Everything we do is focused on improving the lives of people impacted by cancer.

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There are many ways you can support our research...

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As a not-for-profit organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), our research is only possible thanks to the generosity of people like you.

Make your secure tax-deductible donation today.


Via our Donate page, you can process payments using any of the following methods:

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If you do not have access to any of these payment methods, please contact our Philanthropy Team via:

USA Donations

A special message for US citizens wanting to claim a Tax-Deductible Donation:

  • To comply with US regulations, American donors who would like to obtain a tax deduction for a gift of $500 or more can do so through CAF America.
  • For all donations $500 or more and to claim a tax deduction please click here.
  • If you don’t require tax deduction, or for all donations $499 and under please donate via our standard Donate form.

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Give in memory

Honour the memory of a loved one and a cause that was important to them. Instead of guests giving the family flowers, you can make a lasting impact and give to cancer research.

This beautiful and compassionate gesture creates hope that together we can work towards new discoveries and better patients’ outcomes.

You can create a tribute page HERE which will also create a QR code for a simple donation process in your Order of Service or our Philanthropy Team can arrange to send out In Memory envelopes directly to your funeral parlour of choice.

Leave a Legacy

A gift in your Will is a transformational donation that will leave a lasting legacy for cancer research.

By including a gift in your Will or a bequest to ONJCRI, you can make a huge impact for people impacted by cancer well into the future. Once you have provided for your loved ones, you may consider including a percentage of the remainder of your estate to help support the ongoing research at the Institute.

Your generosity can help to:

  • Find new cancer treatments. Our researchers are committed to finding new treatments for cancer so that it becomes a manageable disease. Your gift can help these researchers continue this important work.
  • Create your legacy. You have a passion to find an answer to cancer and your gift will keep your passion alive.
  • Make a commitment but not impact your lifestyle. You may not be in a position to donate now. But you can still make a positive impact on cancer research in the future.

Your solicitor will help you word your bequest in a way that ensures that your Executors are able to effectively carry out your wishes. To assist you and your solicitor we have provided an example of appropriate wording below, including the correct legal name should you wish to make a bequest to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.

I give to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ABN 11 167 192 752) or its successor in the state of Victoria at Level 5, ONJ Centre, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg VIC 3084, a _____% share of my estate (or the sum of, or specific item i.e. property shares, work of art etc).  The receipt of an authorised officer of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute shall be an absolute discharge to my executors.

Please note:
This information and the suggested wording is provided as a general guide only. It is not provided as legal advice. You are advised to obtain your own legal advice prior to making a Will to ensure that your specific circumstances are taken into account.

If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your Will to ONJCRI, please contact us for a confidential discussion.

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