Ethics helps us make better decisions, at an individual, institutional and national level. Better decisions create a better world.

Help us reach more Australians so we can create change together.

If you would like to set up a regular recurring donation, please contact us via donations@ethics.org.au or call our Major Gifts and Memberships Manager on 0412 231 321.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.


What kind of society do we wish to be?

Australia is on the cusp of a brilliant future, but it’s not going to be natural resources, our financial capital, or our technical nous that makes the difference. Rather it’s going to be the quality of our ethical infrastructure, and the trust that it builds.

For over 30 years, The Ethics Centre has been the leading, independent advocate for bringing ethics to the centre of life.

But we need your help. Please consider contributing to our annual appeal.

You are essential to our independence and our ability to continue for another 30 years. 



Our programs and services tackle the important ethical issues we face today, and the challenges that lie ahead. There is a quantifiable impact here: Deloitte Access Economics found that a ten percent improvement in ethics, in Australia, would generate an annual increase in GDP of $45 billion per annum.

With your support, there is more we can do.

Let’s hold power and leadership to account

New leadership is an opportunity to rebuild integrity and trust.  Quality, independent opinion and analysis is essential to achieving this goal. We are committed to providing an ethical perspective on current events in the media and through our free articles, podcasts, videos and educational materials.  Help us insist on ethical leadership across the political spectrum.

Let’s bring our community together to discuss the issues that matter

In our events, like the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, we convene community discussion about society’s biggest issues. Your support will bring these events back live, in-person this year. Help us build society’s capacity to go deeper on the issues that divide us.

Let’s create a better world, one good decision at a time

This year your generosity made it possible for us to assist more people than ever before through our unique our Ethi-call service, the world’s only free independent ethics helpline. And Primary Ethics now teaches over 40,000 children in NSW primary schools. Help us extend critical thinking skills to young people in the coming year.


AMP Capital invited The Ethics Centre to help them design a robust ethical investment framework and define clear no-go investment boundaries. Despite a global investment climate where returns generally trump social responsibility, the organisation divested $600m from tobacco and manufacturers of munitions, landmines, chemical and biological weapons.


In 2015, The Ethics Centre provided a
platform for several great thinkers to debate
racism in Australia at our IQ2 debate,
Racism is Destroying the Australian Dream.
Amidst widespread indifference to Indigenous inequality, journalist Stan Grant’s impassioned plea for change on the night went viral and has been lauded as “Australia’s greatest anti-racism speech”. The Centre was subsequently a finalist in the United Nations Media Peace Awards for this powerful appeal.


Following the suicide of a London nurse
after the ‘Royal prank call’ by an Australian
radio station, The Ethics Centre was called in to provide bespoke ethics training. More than 240 staff at Southern Cross Austereo were trained to recognise ethical issues, develop skills to better navigate difficult situations and work against a culture of laughs at any price.


In 1991, The Ethics Centre Established
Ethi-call, a free and independent national helpline for those stuck and struggling to know what to do when facing an ethical dilemma. Thousands have been guided through their toughest challenges in their work, family or social lives by highly trained counsellors. Post-call feedback shows the service relieves distress and helps callers find a path forward.


“I’ve grown as an individual through The Ethics Centre’s programs and my support ensures others can continue to benefit through their work as well.”

Shabnan Hameed
Gendered violence specialist
International Finance Corporation

“The Ethics Centre is that independent voice, the impartial challenger, a critical friend, a commentator engaging people in debates asking “What is the society that we want to live in?”

Emily Albert
Social impact and sustainability consultant
The Incus Group

“If you dig deeply you see their work has a huge multiplier effect – influencing the behaviour of individuals, and then collectively, of corporations and of government.”

Alan Schwartz AM
Trawalla Foundation

“The Ethics Centre enriches and nourishes lives in an otherwise messy, uncertain world cluttered full of misinformation!”

Lindy Shelmerdine
Myer Family Investments

Thank you for supporting our work