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Every August, the Festival activates our incredible city and invites our community to come together, share our creativity, explore new horizons and celebrate. 

Since our humble beginnings in 1978, Darwin Festival has grown enormously in both the size of our audience and the richness of our artistic offerings. The Festival is funded through a variety of sources with less than a quarter of our income coming from ticket sales. Because of the work we do to bring our communities together and invest in the rich arts and cultural landscape of Darwin, we hold charity status to encourage members of the public to invest in the arts and in what the arts do for our community. Put simply, we would not be able to exist without all of our supporters, big and small.

Join the Darwin Festival Private Giving Program

Help us develop and program new performances with NT artists and companies, stimulate sustainable employment opportunities for local artists, develop new Indigenous work and enable us to make Festival shows accessible to all audiences. Your contribution will also help enable us to bring quality acts from other areas in Australia and overseas to continue delighting and stimulating our wonderful audience.

Levels of Support

  • General Donation -- up to $500
  • Bronze -- $500+
  • Silver -- $1,000+
  • Gold -- $5,000+
  • Diamond -- $10,000+

How we acknowledge your support


  • Your name in the Festival Program Guide, Annual Report and website
  • Personalised ticketing assistance
  • Meet our Festival team


  • All of the above
  • Invitation to the Official Program Launch


  • All of the above
  • Invitation to an exclusive VIP event


  • All of the above
  • Dinner with the Chair of the Board, Artistic Director and General Manager
  • Additional exclusive events throughout the year

All gifts over $2 are tax deductible.

Make a donation of your choice today

Here's how you can support the Darwin Festival by making a gift:

Give now online
Or download and complete this form 

then return it via:
Darwin Festival, GPO Box 570 Darwin, NT 0801
Fax: (08) 8941 5457
Phone: (08) 8943 4208

Your contribution, however large or small, is deeply appreciated. Thank you!