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. 

RACV members receive a 10% discount on all Melbourne Vixens memberships and tickets.  

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.

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.

For the eligibility criteria and how to apply, download the Community Donations Program guidelines.

  • Applications can be submitted any time throughout the year and take up to one month to be processed. 
  • If your proposal is for a specific activity, please submit your application at least one month in advance.

If you have further queries, contact RACV Corporate Responsibility on (03) 9790 2995 or communityprograms@racv.com.au.

Submit your application using the link below:

For organisations not located within 15km of an RACV Resort or Club, use one of the following links:

The RACV Sir Edmund Herring Memorial Scholarship supports projects to prevent road trauma and improve the quality of care given to road trauma victims.

The scholarship has been awarded annually since 1983 in memory of the late Sir Edmund Herring, a former Lieutenant Governor of Victoria and RACV Patron for 34 years.

Applicants must be health professionals working in Victoria, and the successful applicant(s) will receive up to $58,000 to undertake their specified project.

Previously funded projects include the trial of speech pathology tests to better identify high-level communication problems in brain injury patients, and the development of guidelines for returning to driving following a traumatic brain injury.

Applications for the 2016 scholarship are now closed

For more information about the scholarship program, please contact Rory Sackville, Community Programs co-ordinator, on 03 9790 2995.

For information on previous Sir Edmund Herring winners, see royalauto.com.au.

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.

The next Phillip Island Nature Parks member volunteer day is on Saturday 18 May 2019. Register your interest here.

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