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RBWH Foundation
Ground Floor of Ned Hanlon Building (opposite Admissions)
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Butterfield St
Herston 4029

1300 363 786


PO Box 94
Royal Brisbane Hospital
Queensland 4029

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Dana Lang

RBWH Hospital

07 3646 8111


What is the RBWH Foundation?

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The RBWH Foundation is the charity that supports Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), helping to fund life-saving research and advances in patient care. We also partner with Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS), Redcliffe Hospital, and significant institutes in the Herston Health Precinct, to support their fundraising goals.

RBWH Foundation exists to connect those who wish to give with the most potent opportunities to make a difference, now and in the future. Our connection with some of Australia’s brightest medical minds inspires us. 

In 2022, the RBWH Foundation was honoured to be named inaugural Queensland Community Foundation Philanthropic Foundation of the Year.

Why support the RBWH Foundation?

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When you donate to the RBWH Foundation you are donating to a charity that works directly with world-class clinicians. This means:

  • Your donations are not diluted through third parties
  • The projects that are funded are informed by practising clinicians who directly provide patient care
  • Your donation will help provide more potentially life-saving projects, including innovative RBWH clinical trials that could help save people locally, nationally and around the world.

With your support, more patient care and life-saving medical research projects will be advanced.

Where do the funds that are raised or donated go?

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Your donation helps advance patient care and life-saving medical research. It buys time for researchers to develop breakthrough treatments. Time for doctors to consider new diagnoses and provide the best possible care for their patients. And time for families to continue to enjoy every precious moment with the people they love, hopeful about what the future holds. You help the RBWH Foundation achieve so much.

Read more in this year’s Donor Impact Report

Doesn't the government fund medical research and patient care?

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Despite Australia’s reliance on our brightest medicals minds to improve health globally, few people realise that most medical and clinician-led research projects do not receive government funding, meaning that many cannot proceed.

A 2022 report from Research Australia explained that:

  • most research projects do not receive government funding which means they must source other funding from non-government organisations including not-for-profit organisations such as RBWH Foundation
  • 55% of researchers must resubmit for finance as often as every 12 months

While most hospitals in Australia, including the RBWH, receive government funding for patient care, additional funding allows the RBWH to go above and beyond for patients and their families, ensuring they receive further vital support and care during medical treatment.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

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Thank you for your generosity. All donations over $2 are eligible to receive a tax-deductible receipt. There are several ways to donate:

  • Online, as a one-off or regular giving donation. Receipts are issued automatically by email. Click here.
  • Call us on 1300 363 786
  • Visit the RBWH Foundation Volunteer Office in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Ground Floor foyer
    • EFTPOS available
    • Cash accepted.

What payment methods are available to make a donation?

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The following methods are accepted via the website:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • AMEX
  • PayPal

If you wish to donate via cheque, please contact the RBWH Foundation team on 1300 363 786 or email You are also welcome to donate over the phone during business hours. 

How can I change or update my details?

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If you would like to update your contact details or financial details, please contact us on 1300 363 786 or email

Can I fundraise for the RBWH Foundation ?

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We would love you to fundraise for the RBWH Foundation! All funds help to support life-saving research and advancements in patient care.

You can raise vital funds and help build awareness either as an individual or a group and have lots of fun doing it. As a fundraiser for the RBWH Foundation, and to comply with Australian legislation and Foundation internal guidelines, you will be granted an Authority to Fundraise when you agree to our Fundraising Terms and Conditions.

You’ll find all the information you need to get you started here.

Can I volunteer for the RBWH Foundation?

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Our RBWH Foundation volunteer Compassion Crew is a friendly, welcoming point of contact for patients, families and visitors. Crew members are dynamic individuals who selflessly give their time on a weekly basis and come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, ages and levels of experience.

You can read more about this wonderful opportunity to improve the patient and visitor experience and apply here. Paper applications are not available.