How can you help

The Dax Centre is a not for profit organisation that appreciates the generous support of our partners and community in working with us to achieve our mission.

Your kind support helps The Dax Centre continue to share people’s stories about mental health and reduce stigma through art.

All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible. You can make a one-off donation or recurring donations over a specified period.

Thank you for your support and for being part of our community.

Individual Giving

Your kind support helps The Dax Centre continue to share people’s stories about mental health and reduce stigma through art. Your donation will support our exhibition, education and community programs.

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We believe partnerships and collaboration are vital to raising awareness of mental health and reducing stigma. There are many ways your business or organisation can work with us to shares stories about mental health and reduce stigma through art.

Initiatives may include:

  • Hosting a fundraising event or function
  • Matched giving
  • Pro-bono support
  • Awareness raising activities
  • Promoting The Dax Centre exhibitions and Education Programs on websites,
  • Sponsorship
  • Cause-related marketing
  • Product licensing

If, like us, you are passionate about using art to raise awareness of mental health issues and reducing stigma, we would love to hear from you, please contact:

Charmaine Smith
M: +61 408 976 074


Our education program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn more about mental health issues through art and story.  As well as a guided tour of our current exhibition, the students will hear from one of our Advocates who has a lived experience of mental health issues.  The weaving together of art and story raises the student’s awareness of mental health issues and reduces stigma by building empathy and understanding.

Click here for more information and to book.




Our volunteers are a crucial in helping us achieve our mission.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Curatorial assistants
  • Visitor Services

Volunteer recruitment will take place twice annually.

In 2020 this will be in March (for March – August) and in August (for September 2020 – February 2021).

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the Visitor Services role.

For more information please refer to our Volunteer Policy

If you are interested in volunteering at The Dax Centre please complete this Expression of Interest Form and send it through to:


The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
+61 3 9349 2538
Open Hours

Temporarily closed
Wednesday to Friday, 11.00am – 3.30pm
Sunday, every last of the month, 12.00pm – 3.00pm

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The Dax Centre is part of the Sane Australia Group