Support the Royal Society of Victoria

Inspiring Victoria
Inspiring Victoria: Enabling communities across Victoria to get directly involved in the excitement of scientific inquiry and discovery, seeking equity in accessing quality education and empowering local people to solve local problems

As an independent not-for-profit, the Royal Society of Victoria advocates for the use of good science by everyone who wants to make our world a better place. In this highly disrupted era, we need more help than ever to put science to work, so we’re activating community-level programs and projects concerned with life sciences, environment, community education and resource recovery, particularly where these are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

With RSV-managed initiatives such as the Inspiring Victoria program, we foster community capacity directly. By auspicing the work of smaller charities aligned with our mission, we foster impact through our partnerships.

Wild DNA
Science for All‘s “Wild DNA” program, using cost-effective eDNA techniques to detect the presence of endangered species in the field

Our aim is to help everyone be a part of finding smart solutions for our most challenging problems. Your generosity will help us to nourish a resilient, adaptable generation and grow a better future, connecting the best expertise with grass roots efforts to build a brighter future together.

Your support for our efforts is much needed, and would be greatly appreciated.

You can make a tax-deductible donation to any of the current programs listed below.

Make a Donation to the RSV

Science Prizes
Science Awards and Prizes: Recognising the achievements of our high-performing scientists across the career spectrum

Bequests – Leave a Gift in your Will

If you are considering your legacy and would be interested in contributing to the future growth and success of the Society’s projects and programs, we would gratefully welcome your support. Gifts to the Society can be itemised in your legal will, and we would be pleased to discuss any conditions you would like to stipulate.

Write your Will online for free with Gathered Here

Making or changing your Will to include a gift to the Royal Society of Victoria could be as simple as contacting your legal advisor. Alternatively, you can now use a simple online option. We’ve partnered with Gathered Here, a free and easy, step-by-step, online Will writing service. It takes less than 10 minutes.

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Our Auspicees:

The Australian Science & Engineering Fair
The Australian Science & Engineering Fair:
Let’s support more bright Australian students represent the nation on the international stage.
BrainSTEM Innovation Challenge
The BrainSTEM Innovation Challenge:
Let’s foster a new generation of resilient, empathetic and adaptable Australians capable of taking on the challenges of our era.
Australian Indigenous Astronomy
Australian Indigenous Astronomy:
Let’s help put valuable Indigenous knowledge at the centre of how we understand and interact with the world around us.

Please help us to do more! Contact us today to talk about the impact of your gift or bequest: [email protected] or (03) 9663 5259.

Completed Programs:

Science for All
Science for All: 
What if anyone, anywhere, could get involved in protecting and restoring our natural heritage with scientific methods?
Phoenix School Program
The Phoenix School Program: 
What if outdated equipment from university and industry laboratories became brand new gear for high school labs?
Fungi for Land square
Fungi for Land: 
What if we repaired our soils and ecosystems through a deeper understanding and better management of the fungi kingdom? Through fundraising and advocacy, the RSV helped these dynamic mycologists raise over $50,000 to create a valuable new field guide for land managers in Australia.