We would like to thank our supporters for their contribution to Documentary Australia’s core operations. These visionary donors support the strategic growth of our organisation and guards our independence as an advocate for social change.

As a truly independent initiative, DocAus utilises a small, yet growing pipeline of committed supporters who are inspired by our innovative model. Having the support of unrestricted funds from key supporters means we can continue to build, strengthen and deliver on our organisation’s mission.

If social transformation through the power of documentary is important to you, please consider supporting our important work.

To find out the many other ways you can support us, please contact Edwina Floch, Strategic Business Development on 02 9397 1439 or [email protected]


Founding partners

Shark Island Institute
Caledonia Foundation
Thyne Reid Foundation
Nelson Meers Foundation
Founder & Patron, Ian Darling AO

major partners + multi-year donors

Nelson Meers Foundation
Weir Anderson Foundation
Kim Williams AM
Ferris Family Foundation
English Family Foundation
Beecher Family Foundation
Robert Albert AO

core partners

The Barbara Alice Trust
Anita Belgiorno-Nettis
Better Future Foundation
Cooper Foundation
Creative Partnerships Australia
Anthony & Marina Darling
Ian Darling AO
Joan Darling
Manuela Darling
Dick and Pip Smith Foundation
Janice Durkin Family Gift
Dusseldorp Forum
Suzanne Elliot
Jacqui Feeney
Kevin Farmer
Ferris Family Foundation
Rose Gilder
Mary Henderson
The Horizon Foundation
Hunt Foundation
Sue Jacobs
Anita Jacoby
Kris Leveson
Karen Loblay
The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (Eldon & Anne Foote Donor Advised Fund)
Macquarie Group Foundation
Olivia McArdle
Ian McGill
Nicole McKenna
Sam Meers
Justin Miller
Margie Moroney
Linda Newton
Ilse O’Reilly
Rebel Penfold Russell OAM
Ian Potter Foundation
John T Reid Charitable Trusts
John Sevior & Rebecca Gorman
The Sky Foundation
Snow Foundation
Margie Sullivan
Sydney Community Foundation
Lucy Turnbull AO
Thyne Reid Foundation
Anna & Darrell Wade
Sally Warneford
Mark & Jackie Worrall
The Yulgibar Foundation

program partners

Macquarie Group Foundation – Evaluation framework & screening program
Screen Australia – Program Development through Enterprise
Sydney Film Festival – Documentary Australia Award for Australian Documentary
NITV – Indigenous program
Shark Island Institute – Good Pitch2 Australia
David Jones – Screening program
JoJo Ferris and JoJo’s Jetty Wines – DocYou events
Art Gallery of New South Wales – Screening program
Riverside Theatres Parramatta – Screening program
Australian International Documentary Conference – Impact Strategy Hack

docyou partners

Matthew Dent
Rob Fearnley
Ben Ferris
JoJo Ferris
Edwina Floch
Amanda Maple Brown
Rachael McVean
Michael Radovnikovic
Berfu Tanguy
Este Darin-Cooper