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


  • Legendary work by OzBargain. Happy Festivus to all.

  • Happy Holidays!

  • Thanks Scotty and the Ozbargain team!

  • Katching!!

  • Great initiative!

  • Good work!

  • Thanks Scotty

  • +$10

  • thank you :)

  • Oh gosh, there's so many to choose from. I've selected UNICEF COVAX as the poor countries of our world are at the bottom of the list to get vaccine and I've just tested positive to COVID half hr ago on an antigen Test . A close contact of my 87 yr old Dad who unfortunately caught it on a visit to my sister. He spent 24 hrs with me and my mum last Saturday so we been waiting to see if get symptoms as learned on Monday that sister had covid.

    She was only person Dad saw and she is a doctor and throughout the last 18 months didn't catch it. She was shocked. It just shows how transmissible this Omicron variant is. Cases doubling every few days. Hospitals getting busy but fortunately no deaths. This variant is more transmissible but seems to be Upper respiratory rather than lung infection.

    She'd not felt well over weekend, assumed it was a cold as colds going around, she did antigen test and it was negative but to be safe she got tested.

    Very very very thankful it's proving to be mild symptoms.The booster gives 70% protection against severity is what I read. For my family so far my dad thought it was a cold and if he hadn't been tested he would tell you now it was a cold. A 3 day one. He's had worse colds. My sister was not so lucky as for her she felt unwell for 6 days. She described it as a bad flu.Very tired.

    Currently I have no symptoms. My mum feels tired and had headache 2 days go.

    Delta is still the dominant virus and we know it kills so my wish is for those who aren't lucky to live in a rich western world country to have the chance to get potentially life-saving vaccine. The millions of people who've lost loved ones where they couldn't get vaccine, nor oxygen, be it family, friends, colleagues….
    For those who's parents died, they would've kissed our feet to have had any vaccination.

    Thank you so much Oz Bargain for doing this. It's wonderful. Merry Christmas to you all.

  • Good stuff!

  • Wow had to scroll for ages to find where to post comment……Well done OzBargain It is the time to give Merry Christmas to all…..

  • Great Initiative!

  • Great work, thank you!

  • Awesome!

  • Thanks for the support all

  • Awesome initiative!

  • I like charity work.

  • Thanks you!

  • +$10

  • Donating $10 to charity for the price of a comment- that’s a bargain. Thanks ozbargain.

  • Well done OZB!

  • 👍

  • Ozbargain is the best!

  • Go team OZB!

  • Great!

  • +$10. Thanks.

  • I'm doing my part!
    Good stuff to the OZB. team :)

  • +$10

  • Great idea - thank you!

  • +$10

  • Great Xmas spirit OZB!

  • let get to 10k woohoo

  • Fantastic!


  • Cheers

  • Beam me up Scotty

  • Thanks!

  • This is awesome, big love to Ozbargain

  • thanks!

  • Thanks

  • !!

  • Good to see MS Australia on the list

  • Thank you

  • For the kids!!

  • +$10

  • Love your work!!!

  • Nice

  • +$10

  • Merry Xmas OzB!

  • As a person fortunate enough to live in a house, I like to support homeless charities :)

  • Missed the cut-off, but please donate to Ovarian Cancer:
    Ovarian Cancer Australia is an independent national not-for-profit organisation, supporting women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Our focus is to provide care and support for those affected by ovarian cancer; and represent them by leading change. Our vision is to save lives and ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.

  • Merry Christmas OzBargainers. Great initiative

  • Well done, great initiative!

  • Fantastic initiative, thanks OzBargain and OzBargainers!

  • Thanks and Happy Christmas to the Oz Bargain team

  • 👍

  • Awesome work, thanks!

  • +1

    Thanks for doing this!

  • Donate

  • +1

    Merry Christmas OZB!!

  • +1

    nice ozbargain, I've been reading for a few years and never knew you were so generous :-)

  • Good stuff! In the spirit of giving I’m giving out my personal credit card info to anyone that wants it.

  • Thanks for your generosity, OzBargain.

  • Great job!

  • Thank you for doing this, may OzBargain grow even more popular in 2022!

  • Good work OzBargainers!

  • Love your work, OZB.

  • Thanks OzB!

  • +10

  • +10

  • +10

  • +10

  • +$10 👍👍

  • -2

    I’ve always had a sense of OB being a fairly selfish materialistic group so I’m really pumped to see this. Well done!!👏👏
    I just can’t go past the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Sounds so worthy but hoping that it’s not some religious group sneaking in through deceptive titles like the Christian group, Compassion.

  • +$10
    Go OzBargain!

  • +1

    Thanks Scotty and team for your thoughtfulness!

  • Job well done!!!

  • lesgoooooo

  • Would love to see Immunisation Foundation of Australia next year. But for this year, some great causes.

  • Pets Of The Homeless from me. My household are foster carers for them, it's such a unique and rewarding rescue system they have come up with. The best part is knowing the almost always the pets are eventually reunited with their owners.

  • +1

    Great stuff as always Scotty!

  • Thank you

  • Love when you guys do this!

  • This year I am voting The Smith Family!

    Great job OZBargain! Go…go…go!

  • +1

    I love Compassion. Thanks for showing such kindness to others this Christmas OzBargain.

  • Thanks OzB!

  • Nice work!

  • Great contribution to charity!

  • what a way to end the year!

  • Well done

  • Great stuff 👍

  • Suggested — St John's Ambulance

  • +10

  • Thanks

  • +

  • +10


  • -2

    I think someone should research how much those foundations spent for their 'expenses' and how much goes to real people in need.

  • +1

    I never knew OzB crew did this, really fantastic

    • +2

      OzB crew does it about twice a year, every year!!

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