When you give to the Castlemaine State Festival you’re contributing to a regional cultural icon that continues to delight and inspire audiences and its community. The work we present by a huge range of artists from Australia and abroad, plus the creative development work we love to support, takes more than just heart and commitment. It takes money!

CSF receives only 40% of its funding from government sources, therefore philanthropic private giving plays a pivotal role in ensuring CSF’s sustainability, and enables us to provide the highest artistic experiences possible by:

  • Delivering a world-class Festival
  • Bringing the best international and Australian artists to our region
  • Encouraging new commissions and cultural initiatives
  • Providing arts education opportunities for young people
  • Creating inspirational engagement opportunities for our local community and beyond.

By donating and becoming a CSF Patron, you are offered unique opportunities to have a deeper experience with the artistic riches of the Festival all year round. As a Patron, you will become a part of a very special group of people who are recognised for their loyalty and commitment that helps shape and sustain this extraordinary organisation and Festival. Patrons can enjoy performances, parties and more…

  • Priority booking of Festival tickets
  • Regular insider Festival updates and Patrons e-news
  • Acknowledgement in official Festival publications and on our website
  • Invitations to exclusive Patrons events

We are grateful for all types of gifts, big or small, annual, or one-off and donations of $50 or more will enable acknowledgement as a CSF Patron. Acknowledgement according to your gift amount will be made for one year from the date of your contribution at the following Patron levels:

Muse $10,000+
Diamond $6,000 – $9,999
Platinum $3,000 – $5,999
Pure Gold $1,500 – $2,999
Gold $750 – $1,499
Crystal $300 – $749
Quartz $150 – 299
Prospector $50 – $149

We welcome Patrons who donate gifts on an annual ongoing basis to pay in installments annually, half yearly, quarterly and monthly.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

If you prefer to donate by direct deposit, please make your payment to:

Account Name: Castlemaine State Festival
BSB: 633000
Account No: 129175238

Please email to notify us of your transfer, including your name and contact information so that we can provide you with a tax-receipt for your donation.


Cheque donations payable to Castlemaine State Festival and can be sent to:
Castlemaine State Festival
PO Box 230
Castlemaine Vic, 3450

For further information about the CSF Patrons’ Program, please contact the Liz Wilson, Patrons’ Manager:

Castlemaine State Festival (ABN 68 005 488 684) is a not-for-profit organisation endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient and registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). All donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible. A tax receipt for your contribution will be provided.

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