Get Involved

Helping people to achieve their full potential positively impacts your community

We appreciate all support we receive from donors to volunteers to advocates. Your donations help to make possible the work that we do.

Making a Donation

You can make a difference

By donating to St Laurence, you are joining Our Vision to "innovate and build resilient, inclusive communities to help people achieve their full potential."

As a major provider of human services in the Geelong and South Western regional Victoria St Laurence ensures your donation will go towards helping your community.

St Laurence is a Public Benevolent Institution which means it is a charitable and any donation of money over $2 is tax deductible. All surplus monies generated by St Laurence are directed back into local communities - maximising the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

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For further information on making a donation please contact Garry Ellis, Chief Financial Officer on (03) 5282 1405 or write to P.O. Box 110, Lara, Victoria 3212, or email

Arranging a Bequest

Supporting our work - you can make a difference

By making a donation or bequest in your will you will help to ensure the ongoing and continuous improvement of services to the community in which we operate throughout regional Victoria

Each year we support around 8,000 clients and families, helping them to help themselves. Demand for support continues to grow.

There are three main types of bequests:

  • Specific Bequests are gifts of particular pieces of property, such as houses or land, shares, cars, furniture, jewellery, books etc. given to a particular person or organisation.
  • General Bequests are usually sums of money or percentages of the value of your estate given to persons or organisations.
  • Residual Bequests are made up of the remainder of your estate after the specific and general bequests have been distributed.

Another opportunity to support St Laurence is by making a bequest through a perpetual trust, to provide ongoing support for our work.

St Laurence encourages our supporters to consult a solicitor when drawing up a Will.

For further information on making a bequest please contact Garry Ellis, Chief Financial Officer on (03) 5282 1405 or write to P.O. Box 110, Lara, Victoria 3212, or email