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Corporate Supporters

McKean McGregor Real Estate

McKean McGregor is a locally owned company, who have been servicing the public of Central Victoria in real estate, stock & station and auctions (including property, livestock and chattels/clearing sale) for more than 100 years. 

In 2022, McKean McGregor held its inaugural Bendigo Community Gala Ball, raising $141,281 for Bendigo Health's Cancer Wellness program. The fundraising directly resulted in the introduction of a brand new program to provide mental health support throughout the Loddon Mallee region for cancer patients via Connect Psych services. The Ball has now become and annual addition to Bendigo's events calendar.

We thank McKean McGregor for their commitment to supporting Cancer Wellness Services at Bendigo Health.


Fully approved by the Australian Tax Office, salary packaging lets you pay for certain expenses like the everyday costs of living with money from your salary before tax. This reduces your taxable income, meaning you could pay less tax and increase your disposable income. No matter whether you work full-time, part-time or casually – if you expect to pay income tax, you could be better off.

Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is an employee benefit that lets you pay for a range of expenses with your pre-tax salary, potentially helping you to pay less tax.  As a health worker you can package up to $9,010 in living-expense items that attract Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT).  What this means is you can put $9,010 in tax-free dollars towards costs that you’d ordinarily incur anyway – such as groceries, utility bills and mortgage or rent repayments. You have the option to package a dedicated amount to just one of these expenses – or spread it over any combination of them.
You can also package FBT-free items that most other industries are entitled to, such as self-education and work-related expenses like personal devices. 

Finally, you can also enjoy Maxxia’s Meal Entertainment benefit, which allows you to package up to $2,650 in meal entertainment or venue hire each FBT year.

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Pet Therapy Sponsor

PETstock Epsom

We’re a 100% Australian, family owned and operated business, built on humble beginnings in regional Victoria.

PETstock was born in 2002, 11 years after the Young family took ownership of Ballarat Produce in 1991. Brothers David and Shane built the business on family values and a passion for pets; the ingredients of the PETstock DNA.

PETstock people are industry experts. We know, because we’ve found them specifically and continue to train them to be their best. We understand that you’re not shopping for your dog, cat, bird, fish or lizard…you’re shopping for your best buddy, your family member.

We’re proud to provide our customers with good old fashioned customer service. The kind you just don’t seem to get as often these days. When you visit PETstock, you know you’re not just going to get the best quality pet care products, services and advice; you’re going to be treated as part of the family, and that’s our PETstock promise.

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Charitable Supporters

Dry July Foundation

The Dry July Foundation has been a constant support for the Bendigo Health Cancer Centre, each year facilitating a fundraising campaign that provides additional funding for patient care programs. These include the refurbishment of Bendigo Health Patient Accommodation in Nolan St Bendigo, the purchase of Cold Caps for scalp cooling during treatment, and more recently a Cancer Wellness Program and dedicated Wellness Centre.

The Collier Charitable Fund

The Collier Charitable Fund is a perpetual charitable trust that was established in 1954 by Alice, Annette and Edith Collier, three Melbourne sisters, as a way to continue, in perpetuity, their lifelong practice of generous support of charities and of the disadvantaged.

Since then, the Trustees of the Fund have been making grants from the Fund's income each year to many worthwhile organisations and projects in Victoria and around Australia. The total value of grants made to date exceeds $112 million.

Bendigo Chinese Association

The Bendigo Chinese Association has unofficially been around since the Chinese arrived in Bendigo during the gold rush of the 1850s with around 4,000 Chinese on the Bendigo fields. The association became incorporated on the 12 March 1986 with its headquarters located in Bridge Street.

The Bendigo Chinese community have had a long and proud history in Bendigo, through its charity works for Bendigo Health, to participating in the Bendigo Easter Festival. From this, the Bendigo Chinese Association established the Golden Dragon Museum which proudly presents the history of the Chinese people in Bendigo and displays artifacts of this time.

Give Me 5 for Kids

Give Me 5 for Kids is a Southern Cross Austereo owned charity, that partnered with Triple M Bendigo, fundraisers throughout the month of June for the young patients of Bendigo Health. Over the years this charity has assisted in purchasing equipment for the Children’s Ward, Women’s Ward, Special Care Nursery and the Emergency Department. We are proud to partner with Give Me 5 for Kids each year and continue to see incredible results for our health service.

Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation – Bendigo Branch

The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation perpetuates the memory of members of the Victoria Police who have died in the line of duty through the support of worthwhile community projects within Victoria. The Bendigo Branch works closely with Bendigo Health supporting staff scholarships and purchasing specialist equipment through their local committee’s fundraising initiatives. 

McKern Steel Foundation

The McKern Foundation is funded by the business and is managed by Trustees including the Managing Director. In a typical year, in excess of $150,000 is distributed to deserving causes including the Bendigo Health Children’s Ward.

Tour De Cure

Funding received from Tour de Cure has supported a Cancer Rehabilitation Program, enabling cancer patients to undertake an 8-week
program comprising cancer-specific education, tailored exercise and meditation with oneon-one support from specialist allied health staff, as an integral part of their recovery program.

For more information about becoming a corporate partner or supporter:

Please contact the Bendigo Health Foundation on 1300 243 000 or

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