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The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust 

eliza hallThe Walter and Eliza Hall Trust encompasses the following charitable entities:

  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust (the original trust established in 1912)
  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Supplementary Trust
  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Charitable Foundation
  • The Survival Fund


These entities have evolved from the original trust to allow us to move with the times and to meet the changing needs of the communities we try to support, while ensuring we remain compliant with Government regulations.


Each of the four parts of our group differ slightly in focus and emphasis, but are managed as one seamless business from our Sydney office. When donations are received we direct them to the most applicable part of our organization so that the donor can receive a tax deduction and, if the donor expresses any wishes for a particular purpose for the donation, to ensure we can comply with those wishes.

(Pictured: Eliza Hall as she was at the formation of the Trust) 


The Walter and Eliza Hall Charitable Foundation

The Walter and Eliza Hall Charitable Foundation is a charitable institution which is established to promote the prevention and control of disease in human beings, with a particular focus on diseases which have an associated physical disability such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, polio, cystic fibrosis and diseases affecting vision and hearing.


This Foundation carries out activities, including making grants, partnering with other charities on specific programs and commissioning medical research into the cause and cure of diseases.


The Foundation has enabled us to broaden our activities so we can directly assist sufferers and their families, and assist an increased number of individuals who seek our assistance. It also enables the Walter & Eliza Hall charities, as a group, to operate more efficiently and effectively, by having a charitable institution dedicated to pursuing health promotion activities.


Key activities and programs

In accordance with our 5 year strategic plan, the Walter and Eliza Hall Charitable Foundation’s key programs includes:

  • Commissioning research to better understand the cause, cure and treatment of diseases, including funding a 5 year research fellowship program at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research focusing on Multiple Sclerosis;
  • Purchasing significant medical or health equipment to support medical research and treatment/control of diseases, including an Influx Cell Sorter and other pieces of priority equipment for the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research;
  • Developing programs in partnership with community organisations to provide support and assist in the treatment and management of diseases, including a Patient Support Program with the Save Sight Institute and a training program with Assistance Dogs Australia; and
  • Providing financial assistance to sufferers of diseases in order to help them obtain health care services or to provide assistance from financial hardship.


Contact the Foundation

For further information about The Walter and Eliza Hall Charitable Foundation, or how you can make a donation to support our work, please phone 02 9264 9480.