What is the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation

"Give Where you Live"

The Wimmera Health Care Group (WHCG) Foundation, established in 1989, is a public charitable fund.

The aim of the Foundation is to raise money through donations, bequests and fundraising. These donations are invested wisely and the income generated from these investments is used to fund special projects at both the Horsham and Dimboola campuses, which directly benefit the people of the Wimmera, guaranteeing the highest quality health care.

All donations $2 and over are tax deductible, but the BEST THING about the Foundation is that your money is never spent, it will remain invested and continue to generate an income to fund much needed projects.

The Foundation's capital is managed by a skills based volunteer Board of Trustees from our local community. As a charitable trust, the Foundation manages funds for maximum return and security in accordance with the Trustee Act 1958.

The WHCG Foundation announced that it achieved its target of reaching $1million in capital by 2014.

We are proud to announce our new "2020 Vision" - our new strategic plan for the next 6 years with an exciting new project.

The WHCG Foundation has committed $420,000 over 6 years towards the redevelopment of the cancer treatment centre at the Wimmera Base Hospital. This donation is from the income generated on the funds invested from YOUR donations to the Foundation.

Because we use only the income generated from your donations, your money remains invested and will continue to work for this project and other important projects within the WHCG campuses in Horsham and Dimboola forever.

To "Give Where You Live" is so important for our health service now and in the future.

Donations of $2 or more to the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation are tax deductible under Section 30 – 160 Income Tax Act 1997. All transactions are in Australian dollars.
Donations to the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation are non-refundable.

2016-2017 Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation Annual Report (pdf, 679kbs).

Upcoming Events/News

Wimmera River Duch Race


The Great Wimmera River Duck Race will be held at 4pm on Saturday 24 November 2018 at Sawyer Park, Horsham.

2000 yellow ducks will jostle their way to the finish line in the other race that stops the nation.

Winning duck prizes: 1st - $1000 Visa Gift Card, 2nd - $500 Visa Gift Card, 3rd  -$250 Visa Gift Card.

To purchase your tickets please click here.

Your ticket number corresponds to the number on your duck's belly.

Colouring and Poster design competition
Great prizes to be won

Click on the link below for entry form and Ts&Cs
Colouring competition – up to 10 years of age (pdf, 211kbs).
Design a poster – Primary and Secondary students (pdf, 124kbs).


Election of office bearers

WHCG Foundation is pleased to advise Mr Graeme Hardman has been elected as Chair and Mrs Penelope Manserra as Deputy Chair for a term of one year.


Friends of the Foundation

Checkout the WHCG Foundation facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news and some exciting events planned for this year.


Download February 2018 Newsletter (pdf, 1170kbs).