Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and do make a difference, enabling us to connect more newly arrived and established Australians at Welcome Dinner events around the country. To find out more about the impact your donation can make, visit The Impact Of Our Work.

If you have a business or are part of an institution that can offer major sponsorship please contact or 0409 251 290.

$40 to shout a seat

Welcome Dinners are simple in concept but actually require a lot of time, energy and resources to happen.

Our team does their best work when they can give each Welcome Dinner enough time and attention. Each Home Welcome Dinner takes approximately 25 hours to plan and each Community Welcome Dinner takes over 50 hours to plan. This includes countless meetings, phone calls, emails and text messages to help all community members overcome barriers to attending.

Although our national team of nearly 500 volunteers contributes enormous time and energy, we need National and State Coordinators in paid roles to oversee everything, train our volunteers and ensure the consistent quality and safety of our events. This is where most of our costs occur, although there is also the administrative costs of insurances, website and database management, just to name a few.

Can you pay it forward and give one person the opportunity to experience the transformative impact of a Home Welcome Dinner for $40?

OR can you cover the cost of a couple for $80?

What about helping whole family attend a Home Welcome Dinner for $150?

OR shout an entire Home Welcome Dinner for $900!

Become a regular supporter

Giving a recurring weekly or monthly donation helps us cover important running costs like training and overseeing the work of our staff members in each State, ensuring payroll is accurate and on time, maintaining our website and database, and running training and ongoing professional development for our volunteer facilitators and dinner coordinators.

This means we can spend more time creating a better quality experience for guests through more intimate and carefully planned dinners. This results in more dinner guests being connected and forming stronger relationships, like the ones talked about by Fhon and others in the below video.

To give a recurring donation, click the weekly or monthly tab in the donation form below.

Electronic transfer

If you prefer to make an electronic transfer of your donation, simply transfer the amount you wish to donate into our company’s Bendigo bank account. Please make sure you add your name and write that it is for “donation”.

Account name: Welcome Dinner Project   BSB: 066000   Account number: 12585818

Unfortunately donations to WDP are not currently tax deductible. We can issue receipts upon request – please contact


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Having a simple dinner at someone’s home helped me become part of  something bigger and gave me a sense of belonging.

– Tereza (newly arrived Migrant)

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