Gifts are tax-deductible
Each purchase of a Useful Gift is a tax-deductible donation.
Long-term effectiveness
TEAR Australia was founded in 1971. We have a long track-record of good development that has lasting benefits.
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TEAR is fully accredited by the Australian Government, audited by registered company auditors, and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.
Supporting local partners
TEAR supports the grassroots development initiatives of more than 130 local partners.

First Peoples: Celebrating Strength

First Peoples: Celebrating Strength



TEAR’s work with First Peoples of Australia empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to respond to discrimination and injustice. We seek to support community development initiatives led by First Peoples, as we work towards a more just and equitable society.

Image: Guyupul (pictured) celebrates Yolngu vitality!

Hope for Health is a program that provides pathways for Yolngu people suffering from chronic disease to journey into good health. Hope for Health is implemented by TEAR's partner Why Warriors Organisation whom TEAR have supported since 2012.

Read more about TEAR’s work with the First Peoples of Australia.

How your gift helps

Your gift to TEAR’s work with the First Peoples of Australia contributes to:

  • Supporting development work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Community health and youth projects that respond to the needs of First Peoples’ communities
  • Supporting all Australian Christians to work towards reconciliation between First Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.
What you receive
  • Choose from a Printed Card, Download & Print (PDF), E-card, or No Card.
  • Links to Download & Print (PDF) and E-cards are emailed to you after checkout.
  • The amount you have donated will not be on the card.
  • Printed cards:
    • A blank envelope for your card.
    • Free standard postage within Australia (5-7 working days) or $7 for Express Post. Express Post cards will normally be sent the same day if the order is made before 12pm AEST. Please note: Express Post only operates in these areas within Australia.
    • Note: We cannot ship printed cards outside Australia (but you can still order the digital cards).
    • Note: We do NOT write on your cards — they are delivered to you to personalise.
  • A tax-deductible receipt.