Fundraise your way

Be our hero and make a positive impact on thousands of lives

Whether you’re planning to host your own fundraising event or get involved in one of ours, fundraising is a fun and rewarding way to make a positive impact on the lives of the many thousands of people cared for Mater each year.

You can be a hero and fundraise for Mater Foundation Queensland as an individual or with your local school, business or community group—we'll give you everything you need to get started and we’ll also support you along the way.

Here are some fun ways you can kick off your fundraising efforts:

  • Have a simple morning tea—at home or in your workplace
  • Arrange a dress-down or pyjama day at your work or school
  • Host a trivia night
  • Organise a sausage sizzle
  • Create your own fundraising event and be as creative as you like!

You can use your special occasion, such as a wedding or milestone birthday, to fundraise for Mater, take on an adventure challenge or even create your own fundraiser.

Or, you can become one of our amazing Mater fundraising heroes by building a personalised online fundraising page where you can receive donations from your family, friends and colleagues by simply sending them a unique website link.

If you have a fundraising idea you’d like to discuss with us, or if you any questions about fundraising for Mater Foundation Queensland, please contact us, call 07 3163 8000 or email

What type of fundraiser are you hosting?

The funds you raise can be directed to the area of specific interest to you or channelled into one or more of our areas of focus:

Mater Little Miracles

You can choose to provide care for the more than 2000 seriously ill and premature babies cared for in Mater's Neonatal Critical Care Unit each year. When you support Mater Little Miracles, you’re helping give Mater’s tiniest patients the best possible start to life. Click here to learn more about Mater Little Miracles.

When we were finally allowed to touch Noah, we were told not to put the full weight of our hands on him because he was so small and fragile—we could crush him without us realising it.

Shaune, father of Mater little miracle Noah, who was born 10 weeks early. Read more about this quote

Mater Chicks in Pink

You can choose to make an immediate impact on the lives of women being treated for breast cancer by funding important medical research, as well as the support services they need during treatment—like house cleaning, counselling and mastectomy bras—through Mater Chicks in Pink. Click here to learn more about Mater Chicks in Pink.

Even though my grandmother, aunt and cousin had breast cancer, I never thought it would happen to me.

Lucy, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Read more about this quote

Mater cancer care and research

You can choose to support the one in two Queensland men and women who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Your support will help us invest in critical cancer research being conducted at Mater Research and help Mater's state-of-the-art Cancer Care Centres provide comprehensive, compassionate care for more than 5900 people each year. Learn more about our melanoma, prostate and ovarian cancer care and research at Mater.

Sometimes cancer treatment can have side effects as bad as the disease—we want to change that.

Associate Professor John Hooper, Mater Research.

Mater Foundation—area of greatest need

You can choose to give directly to Mater Foundation  and make a positive impact on countless lives, by supporting healthcare projects that benefit people of all ages, from tiny babies to the elderly. Your donation will be directed to the area of greatest need at Mater.


If you have a fundraising idea you’d like to discuss with us, or if you any questions about fundraising for Mater Foundation, please contact us here or call 07 3163 8000 or email