Since the beginning of last century it is estimated that a large percentage of Australia's wetlands have been lost or seriously degraded.
WET's primary purpose is to purchase and manage wetlands for the benefit of wildlife, it receives no government support and relies solely on donations.
Donating is easy. You can choose to donate $10, $25, $50 or $100 simply by clicking on the appropriate button; or, you can enter an amount of your choice by clicking in the 'or specify amount' box. If you prefer, you can email us or give us a call on (03) 5799 0960.
Donations to WET are fully tax deductible. Businesses and Individuals may claim Income Tax Deductions for donations to the fund under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Income Tax deductions can also be claimed for gifts of Assets valued at less than $5,000 if the item was purchased in the 12 months prior to making the gift. The item must have been purchased by the donor. An acquisition by gift or bequest cannot be claimed as a tax deduction if then donated to a Deducible Gift Recipient. The Income Tax deduction allowable will be the lesser of the cost of the item or its market value.
Income Tax deductions are allowable for donations of property valued in excess of $5,000 regardless of when the donor purchased it. A valuation is made by the Australian Taxation Office. This may be reduced by any GST input tax credits that the donor is eligible for.
Income Tax deductions for goods or property valued at over $5,000 donated to a deductible gift recipient can be claimed over five years.