Donations and Bequests

As a not for profit facility supporting research into brain and mind disorders, the ABBN relies on the generosity of the community.

The cost of preparing, examining each brain for diagnosis and distribution of tissue to researchers is very costly. Monetary donations to the brain banks within the national network are gratefully accepted. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Sporadic or regular donations can be made in the form of cash, cheque or credit card. Bequest donations in your will are also welcomed.

Individuals or organisations interested in supporting the ABBN should contact Fairlie Hinton 03 8344 1900 or

How can I ask people to donate money in lieu of flowers at the funeral?

The appropriate state brain bank can provide a document to be available at the funeral to facilitate cheque or credit card donations. Contact the State Brain Bank Coordinator for details.