GetUp is an independent campaigning community made up of over one million everyday people working together to build a fair, flourishing, and just Australia.
We're boldly progressive and people-powered to our very core.
We're fiercely independent – we're not linked to any political parties, we don't have or want charity status, and we don't accept any funding from Government.
Our independence is woven into our DNA – because this movement is powered by hundreds of thousands of amazing Australians who sign up, contact their politicians, and chip in to power campaigns.
When you support GetUp, you're powering a million-strong, strategically savvy organisation that makes real change happen. And every dollar you donate to GetUp is used to build a more fair, flourishing, and just Australia.
GetUp by the numbersHere's a real-time snapshot of what GetUp members are up to:
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^ For technical reasons not all donations processed through this website are included in these statistics. These amounts are subject to change at any time.
However, there are some individuals and businesses from whom we do not accept donations, due to state or federal electoral laws or because of our movement's core values -- like independence, or our mission to build a progressive Australia.
GetUp cannot accept foreign donations for electoral expenditure, if you would like to make a donation to any of our electoral campaigns, you must be an Australian Citizen, resident, entity or satisfy the conditions under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to donate to us.
If you have questions or need to arrange a refund on this basis, please contact our Donations team.
We are obliged to disclose cumulative donations of $13,800 or more in a financial year to the Australian Electoral Commission under the Commonwealth Electoral Act. Because GetUp is passionate about more transparency in our democracy, we disclose all cumulative donations of $10,000 or more in a financial year here on our disclosure website.
We may also be obliged to disclose single or cumulative donations of $1,000 or more to one or more State Electoral Commissions under one or more State Electoral Acts.
Donors who contribute to any of our campaigns relating to a state government election in Victoria, New South Wales or South Australia are required by electoral laws in those states to disclose the donation to the relevant State Electoral Commission if the amount contributed (either as a single or cumulative donation) is equal to or more than the amounts in the table below. Information on how to make a disclosure can be found on each State Electoral Commission website.
|State||Amount||Electoral Commission Website|
|VIC||$1,000||Victorian Electoral Commission|
|NSW||$1,000||Electoral Commission NSW|
|SA||$5,000||Electoral Commission SA|
You can find GetUp's political expenditure declarations to the AEC here.
The Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed GetUp's independence from political parties on three separate occasions:
First, in 2005. Then again, in 2010. And yet again, in 2019
GetUp is a not-for-profit organisation — and we don't receive any funding from political parties or the Government.
In the last financial year we took money from 64,957 individual donors, making up a whopping 551,158 individual donations. 97% of these donations were under $100.
On the rare occasion GetUp does receive a large donation, they're declared right here on our website within 30 days.
Below are all cumulative donations over $10,000 for each financial year, for the last seven financial years. Donations which met relevant legislative disclosure thresholds prior to that can be found on the AEC website.
|Jonathan & Anna Kalman||2018/2019||$13,860|
|Diana & Briane Snape AM||2018/2019||$10,260|
|Anne Coombs and Susan Varga||2018/2019||$17,703|
|Daniel and Lyndell Droga||2018/2019||$20,000|
|Tony and Maureen Wheeler (contribution to administration)||2018/2019||$10,000|
|J and S McKinnon||2018/2019||$80,000|
|European Climate Foundation||2018/2019||$92,997.96|
|The Sunrise Project (contribution to climate justice to protect the natural environment from carbon pollution and over exploitation)||2018/2019||$495,000|
|The Russell Mills Foundation||2018/2019||$40,000|
|James Christie and Sally Paton||2018/2019||$51,500|
|Estate of the late Dr Jan Barendregt||2018/2019||$18,951.31|
|Minax Uriel Pty Ltd for the late Norman Rothfield Peace and Justice Fund||2018/2019||$160,305|
|Tony and Maureen Wheeler (contribution to improve policy and practice towards refugees and asylum seekers in Australia)||2017/2018||$86,000|
|Estate of the late Dr Jan Barendregt||2017/2018||$100,000|
|Estate of the late Paul Hogan||2017/2018||$29,205.32|
|Joan Croll AO||2017/2018||$11,740|
|Estate of the late Claire Eliza Brunner||2017/2018||$100,000|
|Karen Loblay AM||2017/2018||$40,700|
|Minax Uriel Pty Ltd for the late Norman Rothfield Peace and Justice Fund||2017/2018||$42,360|
|Estate of the late Linda Jean McDonald||2017/2018||$10,000|
|JE and SJ McKinnon||2017/2018||$40,000|
|Brian Snape AM||2016/2017||$11,140|
|Tony and Maureen Wheeler (contribution to increase capacity to coordinate crucial advocacy to improve outcomes for asylum seekers and refugees)||2016/2017||$240,000|
|Karen Loblay AM||2016/2017||$53,000|
|Minax Uriel Pty Ltd for the late Norman Rothfield Peace and Justice Fund||2016/2017||$20,360|
|Sean Triner and Christiana Stergiou||2015/2016||$25,000|
|Minax Uriel Pty Ltd for the late Norman Rothfield Peace and Justice Fund||2015/2016||$152,435|
|Karen Loblay AM||2015/2016||$43,960|
|Brian Snape AM||2015/2016||$14,375|
|Karen Loblay AM||2014/2015||$50,100|
|Minax Uriel Pty Ltd for the late Norman Rothfield Peace and Justice Fund||2014/2015||$53,975|
|J and S McKinnon||2013/2014||$10,000|
|Dr Christopher Allen||2013/2014||$20,000|
|Karen Loblay AM||2013/2014||$11,160|
|SM Varga and A D Coombs||2012/2013||$40,000|
- Audited Financial Report 2017-18
- Audited Financial Report 2016-17
- Additional financial information submitted to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
- Audited Financial Report 2015-16
- Audited Financial Report 2014-15
- Audited Financial Report 2013-14
- Audited Financial Report 2012-13
- Audited Financial Report 2011-12
- Audited Financial Report 2010-11
- Audited Financial Report 2009-10
- Audited Financial Report 2008-09
- Audited Financial Report 2007-08
- Audited Financial Report 2006-07
- Audited Financial Report 2005-06