Since 1995 The Unit’s internal funding has been supported by funding from the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation. These efforts have transformed the quality of the technology within the Neonatal Unit significantly and have enabled the Unit to develop its clinical care in parallel with other quality units in New South Wales, Australia and worldwide.

TinyBabyThe Foundation is completely reliant on donations from the community. The importance of community support cannot be over estimated. Whilst the ACT Government funds day-to-day routine activities within the Intensive Care Unit in the form of staff and stock, etc. additional educational, equipment and research time is inadequately funded and the development of new skills, new technologies and new insight is thus retarded. External funding allows these aspects of critical care to go forward, and expand the quality care of the Unit.

Through out the year, Newborn Intensive Care Foundation receives funding requests from the Director of Neonatology at Canberra Hospital. Where possible the Foundation makes funds available or provides a link to an organisation or business that can directly assist with funding for the requested equipment.


All donations to the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation over $2 are tax deductible. The Foundation is 100% local, 100% voluntary so you can be assured that 100% of your donation is going to help sick newborns of the Canberra region.


Open a Community Reward account at Beyond Bank – it will cost you nothing but the NICF will benefit.

The Community Reward Account is an everyday, at call savings account offering the following features and benefits to the account holder:

  • A competitive interest rate.
  • No monthly account keeping fees.
  • Access to funds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Helps the NICF raise funds at no cost to you.

The main feature is the ‘Community Bonus Payment’ benefit whereby the NICF will receive an annual donation from Beyond Bank

The donation is based on the average annual balance of your account. Each year on the 30th of June Beyond Bank calculate the average annual balance in all Community Reward Accounts linked the NICF and then donate the equivalent of up to 1.5% of those balances to the Foundation. Go to for more details.


Donations can be made at any Beyond Bank branch or directly in to the Foundation’s bank account:

Beyond Bank

Account number: 03425411

BSB: 805-022

Account Name: Newborn Intensive Care Foundation

*Important: So we can identify where donations come from, please put your name in the description line when making internet direct deposits.

If you would like a receipt mailed to you then please complete the following form.

10 + 2 =



  • Cheque payable: Newborn Intensive Care Foundation,
  • Postal address: Canberra Hospital, PO Box 11, Woden ACT 2606
  • Please attach a cheque with the donation slip (PDF – 111Kb)


Account: 03425411;

BSB: 805-022;

Account Name: Newborn Intensive Care Foundation;

Account Type: S70

*Important: Please provide details of your donation including your name, date of donation, amount, address details for receipt and a phone contact number (see donation slip below)

Donations of any amount are welcome and appreciated. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.


Workplace giving programs allow employees to make regular donations to eligible charities, such as the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation, through their employer’s payroll system.

Employers and their staff can choose to donate to any organisation they like as long as the organisation is eligible to receive tax deductible gifts, that is, the organisation must be a deductible gift recipient (DGR). Fortunately, the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation is a DGR.

Employees benefit because most people will get a tax benefit in their pay every time they donate.

See below for further information on workplace giving. If you would like to talk to someone about workplace giving and you are an employer please call 13 28 66. If you are an individual or an employee please call 13 28 61. Alternatively you can go to: