Community support

Financial support for programs that benefit Victorians

RACV community partners

Netball Victoria

RACV is the Premier Partner of the Melbourne Vixens and Netball Victoria. Celebrating 85 years, Netball Victoria is a non-for-profit organisation responsible for the management and development of the sport of netball across Victoria.

The Melbourne Vixens were launched in 2008 and participated in the ANZ Championship (Trans-Tasman Netball League) from 2008-16 and currently play in the Super Netball League.

A leader within the sport, the Melbourne Vixens have claimed the ANZ Championship trophy twice in competition history, winning in 2009 and 2014.

Netball is Australia’s largest female participation sport and enables RACV to connect and engage with the netball community across Victoria. 

For more information on the Melbourne Vixens visit https://melbournevixens.com.au/

For more information on Netball Victoria visit http://vic.netball.com.au/

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is RACV’s Major Community Partner. 

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Parks is home to one of Australia’s best known and loved natural wildlife attractions, the Penguin Parade. Nature Parks also operates three other popular attractions; the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and The Nobbies Centre. These four major attractions offer memorable experiences and bring visitors closer to the natural environment and Phillip Island’s unique wildlife.

RACV is proud to support Phillip Island's When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die campaign which encourages all Australians to blow bubbles instead of balloons at any event.

RACV Members are able to enjoy all of Phillip Island Nature Park's attractions at a special Member price. See here for more details.

Visit the Phillip Island Nature Parks website for more information. 

Interested in volunteering at Phillip Island Nature Parks? Find out when our next volunteer day is below.

Safety Alliance Victoria

Launched in July 2017, Safety Alliance Victoria aims to improve the safety of all Victorians. RACV is a founding Alliance partner, along with Victoria Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers Victoria and Federation University.

Safety Alliance Victoria will support campaigns outlined in the Victoria Police Burglary Reduction Strategy, which aims to cut residential burglaries by 10 per cent over four years.

Community Donations Program

RACV’s Community Donations Program assists not-for-profit community organisations and charity groups with the funding support they need to run local projects and programs for the general community, and socially or financially disadvantaged groups within the community.

RACV's Community Donations Program has closed for the 2019/2020 financial year and we will not be accepting any applications.

Details of our 2020/2021 program will be shared later in the year.

RACV provides Members with volunteering opportunities through our community partnerships, sponsorships and activities.

We have ongoing Member volunteering opportunities with Phillip Island Nature Parks and FareShare.

Due to the continued uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the Phillip Island Nature Parks Member volunteer day scheduled for Saturday 30 May 2020 has been postponed. We'll share the new date when it's available. 

Volunteering Victoria

RACV is a member of Volunteering Victoria, the state's peak body for involving volunteers in community projects. Volunteering Victoria works for a collaborative, sustainable, thriving volunteering community and movement in Victoria.

Visit Volunteering Victoria for more details.

Staff volunteer program

The RACV staff volunteer program provides practical support to the community.

RACV staff volunteers have taken part in activities such as:

Member Volunteer Agreement