You can participate as an individual or as a business.

The Australian Government, through the Australian Tax Office (ATO), allows you to indirectly redirect your tax dollars into Southern Spirit. By doing so, Southern Spirit is able to directly impact individuals and families in need/crisis in our communities through direct relief of poverty, sickness, distress, helplessness, destitution, suffering and misfortune.

Southern Spirit Inc is a registered Public Benevolent Institution endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient from 01 July, 2000. It is covered by item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

For every dollar (two dollars minimum) that you donate to Southern Spirit, the Australian Tax Office will refund that amount up to the maximum tax amount you have paid within that financial year.

Example 1: If you pay $1,000 tax in a year, and give SSI $1,000, the ATO will refund you $1,000.
Example 2: If you pay $1,000 tax in a year, and give SSI $2,000, the ATO will refund you $1,000.
Example 3: If you pay $1,000 tax in a year, and give SSI $20, the ATO will refund you $20.

This can be a win-win for you and for those in crisis and in need of help.


If you pay income tax, here is an idea…

Throughout the year you pay tax each Payday. At the same time you can donate a nominated amount to SSI. Each time you make a donation you are issued with a Tax Deductible Receipt.  At the end of the year, after you submit your Tax Return, you will be refunded the amount you donated to SSI (up to the maximum tax you have paid in that financial year). Not only have you given help to others but you have effectively ‘saved up’ that same amount throughout the year and will receive it as a lump sum Tax Refund! What a reward for generous giving.

Giving & Saving all at once. How good is that?

You can start right now. Simply click on the Make a Difference Donation link below.


Businesses may also give cash donations through the Make a Difference Donation link below.

In addition, businesses are also given the opportunity to provide goods and services through our Gifts-to-Give (TM) Program and receive a Tax Deductible Receipt for their value. If you are interested in this program, please contact us directly to discuss this opportunity.