Dr Donnie Maclurcan, Executive Director
+61 404 363 785
“Project Australia is an important resource to empower individuals and groups to take action, as well as providing the tools and networks necessary to develop successful projects.” Kate Gauthier, National Coordinator, A Just Australia
“Project Australia is an innovative concept which can dynamically adapt to the needs of our nation.” Simon Malian, Executive Director, The Malian Foundation.
Project Australia is a non-profit organisation helping people launch community projects across 12 theme areas. We provide inspiration, resources, processes and advice to help people put their ideas into action.
We are a progressive social enterprise, free from political or religious influence, founded in 2006 by a young social innovator, Dr Donnie Maclurcan. Any profits we make go back into the services we deliver. We have grown thanks to unconditional donations, fundraising events, merchandise sales, revenue from our youth speakers’ bureau and the hard work of more than 200 volunteers since we began. Our budget for 2011-12 is $36,000.
Our team currently includes a one-day per week Executive Director, a one-day per week General Manager for our speakers’ bureau, ten volunteers and six committee members. We operate out of Sydney, but our team and work is national.