OzBargain 2021 Christmas Donations - $39,910 to Charities of Your Choice


  • 18 Dec 1:00PM: We have 991 unique commenters in this poll (at 12PM on 18 Dec), which means we will be donating $39,910 to the 7 most voted charities ($5,702 each). Here is the list of charities we will be donating to this Christmas:

    • beyondblue
    • Sikh Volunteers Australia
    • Cancer Council
    • RSPCA Australia
    • Dementia Australia
    • Aboriginal Literacy Foundation
    • Lifeline

    Donations will be made next week.

  • 14 Dec 9:50AM: We have already reached 50 charities. No more suggestions, but please keep on voting on the already suggested charities.

Original Post

It's that time of the year! OzBargain is committing to donate at least $30,000 to selected charity organisations this Christmas, and we are asking our community for recommendations!

OzBargain has been a for-profit company since 2010 (which surprisingly some didn't realise, from interactions with some users at the birthday meetups). Banner ads and affiliate links served to non-logged in users generates revenue for OzBargain, which is used to pay for all our full-time staff, hosting and other operation costs. Money we make from the banner ads is also used to sponsor all the meetups, free T-shirts and hoodies, monthly prizes, etc. Moreover, we have been setting aside some funds at the end of each year to give to charities voted by the OzBargain community, for the last 10 years.

For this Christmas, we will be donating $30,000 to 6-8 different charities, and for each unique commenter in this forum post, we will be donating an extra 10 bucks, up to $10,000 extra. For example, if there are 1,000 OzBargain users commented in this post, we'll be donating $40,000 to 8 different charities ($5,000 each).

But which charities? It's up to you, the OzBargain community. For starter, I'll pre-select 20 charities from last year's Xmas donation. Commenters can also suggest new charities using the Suggestion box above the comment form.

Add your poll suggestion here

If you are suggesting a charity, please also

  • Provide a link in the comment.
  • Add one or two sentences on what this charity is about, to help the community to decide.

Even if your preferred charity has already been suggested, leave a comment and let us know! Remember every unique commenter on this thread will add an extra $10 to the donation.

The poll will run until Saturday 18 Dec 2021 at 12:00PM. After poll expires, votes will be revealed and we will divide up the final donation amount to give to the top 6-8 charities. I will sort out all the donations next week (before Christmas).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which charity should I suggest?

Update: As we already have 50 charities on the list, we are no longer taking suggestions.

There are some limitations on the charity that a user may suggest:

  • It must be a registered charity eligible for DGR (deductible gift recipient). That would unfortunately make NPOs like Wikipedia & Sea Shepherd & some international charities ineligible.
  • As we are OzBargain, it would be great if the charity is Australia based or benefits Australians.
  • The suggestion feature will also be closed after having 50 charities on poll.

Please note that all the suggestions will have to be manually approved by the moderators, so they might not show up straight away.

Q: How many charity organisations will OzBargain donate to this Christmas?

6-8, depending on the final donation amount. For example,

  • No one commented on the post — $30,000 will be donated to 6 charities with $5,000 each.
  • 100 unique commenters — $31,000 will be donated to 6 charities with $5,167 each.
  • 500 unique commenters — $35,000 will be donated to 7 charities with $5,000 each.
  • 1,000 unique commenters — $40,000 will be donated to 8 charities with $5,000 each.

Q: Why is foo charity on the list? Why is bar charity NOT on the list?

All the charity organisations are suggested by the community (either this year, or from previous years). If you think certain charity organisation ought to be on the list, please suggest it (provided that we haven't reached the 50 options limit). If you do not think a certain charity should be there, please leave a comment in the post, and use "Report" to notify a moderator. We will assess your claim and decide whether to remove that charity from the list.

Q: Any bargain?

Free $10 to the top charity when you comment!

Poll Options expired


  • +1

    awesome stuff!

  • +1


  • +1


  • +1


  • +1

    My votes in, great stuff guys!

  • +1

    Well done Ozbargain community!

  • I like tacos

  • the cake is a lie

  • Thanks Scotty!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family x

  • Thanks Ozbargain for coming together for a great cause and a happy festive season to you all.

  • Great work +10

  • just contributing an extra 10

  • Good on you folks!

  • Thanks again, I rarely post but this is worth it!

  • Commenting for the extra $10

  • Love this

  • +1

    Lots of great charities. It’s hard to choose which one to vote for.

  • Sup

  • +1

  • $

  • Great initiative as always Scotty!

  • Great work!

  • you love to see this

  • Thank you OzBargin.

    There are so many organisations doing good out in the community. With the media often focused on the negative we don't get to see enough of the good in society. Stay positive.

  • Thanks OzB

  • well done

  • Awesome work

  • Great to see Dementia Australia on the list. Deserve part of the donation/contribution.

  • Great initiative 🙂

  • Thanks!

  • Thanks ozb

  • Comment!

  • Amazing work! Thanks for doing this.

    Cat Protection Society, if you’re still taking suggestions and if it hasn’t already been considered - http://www.catprotection.com.au/

  • Townsville Animal Fostering and Rehoming

    • another $10!
  • Good one.

  • Yet another $10!

  • Love your work @scotty!

  • Thanks!

  • $10 more!

  • Thanks

  • $10 from me too

  • Great initiative OzBargain. Thank you

  • Bikies!

  • I suggtest ASRC. ASylum seekers leave home because they are desperate, and they get very little government support. ASRC largely volunteer-driven.

  • Thank you for this considerate initiative!

  • Love this!

  • Thank you

  • +$10

  • Merry Chirstmas guys! Keep up the good works.

  • Merry xxxmas

  • -1

    +1 aboriginal literacy
    Two orgs listed hope they don’t lose votes to each other

  • Kids helpline 👍

  • Great initiative!

  • Great thing to do, voted!!!!111!!

  • Best deal this year…..+1

  • Great work by the ozbargain community

  • What a sensational thing to do!

  • I would have suggested Aspect Australia.

    They're simply fantastic at what they do.

  • +1

    I'm proud to be a part of this. Amazing effort! 👏

  • +1


  • Great stuff. Have a great Christmas guys!

  • Great

  • here you go

  • Love this initiative! Yay OzB!

  • +1

    Awesome stuff, Pets of the Homeless +1 for me / $20 donation made direct - all of the suggested charities do vital work and you lot are a £#*]€ing great bunch of humans for supporting them - in any way you can. Merry Xmas team.

  • Great one.

  • Thanks Ozbargain!

  • Just here to increase the donation 😉

  • My vote goes to the Asylum Seeker Resource Foundation 👍🏼

  • A great initiative by OzBargain.

  • Thanks OzBargain.


    these guys offer a fantastic service for rough sleepers as they must feel so much better with clean clothes on

  • ..

  • Any cable ties?

  • Great stuff OzB =)

  • Awesome initiative! My vote is for: The life you can save


    They focus on doing the most good per dollar donated.

  • Unique

  • great work!

  • Great initiative, OzB

  • This is great. My vote is for the Medical Pantry - medicalpantry.org.

    These guys are like Ozharvest and Foodbank except they deal with medical supplies equipment. During they pandemic they collected and donated 60 million N95 masks and other PPE.

    Not only do they provide free healthcare to the most vulnerable, they are reducing landfill waste and emissions related to healthcare.

  • Let’s make the world a better place

  • Woohoo!

  • Good on ya Oz Bargain

  • If this text seriously generates $10 for the winning charity, I'm in!

  • thumbs up

  • Well done OzBargain

  • Thank you ozbargain team.

  • Yeahhh ASRC!

  • Can I suggest RizeUp please? They are a domestic violence charity who provide furnished homes for families suffering from violence giving them a means of escape.


  • I love this thread, can I keep commenting to help raise funds?

  • +1

    very happy to support any of these - but special case for Headspace - way too many suicides in our youth

  • Great work!

  • Great idea !

  • Well done OzB. It would be great to see other organisations do this as well.

  • I am one of the people who does not know that OzBargain is for profit. It's nice to know that you also use those revenues to help others. Well done.

  • Amazing stuff!

  • Cha-ching!

    Seriously, MS really sucks.

  • Good work OzBargain!

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