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Discover some of the best school fundraising ideas in Australia! From Fun Runs to Cookie Dough drives, there are many ways you can host a successful and profitable school fundraiser. Plus, learn tips and tricks to make fundraising simple. Get started today! 

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Fundraising Ideas for Australian Schools

Fundraising events can be one of the most exciting events on the school calendar – if chosen, planned and run well! You can host a fundraiser that gets the whole school talking with Australian Fundraising.

School fundraising ideas are not hard to find. But, it can be difficult to choose which one is best for your school community! Below is everything you need to know about school fundraising, ensuring your event is very successful and memorable for years to come.

From choosing the right fundraising program to knowing how to market your event, Australian Fundraising can help you turn your fundraising event from bland to grand!


Australian Fundraising offers the best range of school fundraising ideas, plus we take out all the hassle to make sure your school fundraisers are easy to coordinate and run. Most of all they are highly successful and raise the funds you need!!

Choose From Our Great Range of Fundraisers!

Dough-licious and profitable, Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough sells itself!
Australia’s most exciting and colourful fundraiser, it’s the brightest day at school!
Have the slime of your life with our silliest and slimy fun run, ever!
Double the fun with the both Colour Powder and Slime for your biggest fun run yet!
The most flexible fundraiser, our School Fun Run is a classic fundraising favourite!
Fundraise for your community and make a difference to the environment! Partner with Carbon Neutral and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation with our environmentally friendly fundraisers.

Why Choose Us?

Highly Profitable
Easy & Risk Free
No Money Up-front
Fundraising Materials Supplied
Award Winning Service

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Ideas for Your Fundraising Committee


on which school fundraiser ideas will best suit your school and community


the fundraising event well in advance and lock the time into the school calendar


What’s your school fundraising goal and reason for fundraising?


a school fundraising committee to manage all aspects of the school fundraiser


regularly to progress the school fundraiser planning and implementation

Why do schools fundraise?

School fundraising is an ongoing need, and there are many reasons why schools fundraise. Mostly, school fundraising helps provide the many resources required to give students the very best education, including:

  • New school facilities like sports courts or nature playgrounds or shade covers
  • Sports equipment and sports uniforms
  • Air conditioning
  • Raise funds to help students who represent the school, district, state in sport or the arts
  • Books or materials for schools
  • Classroom resources

How can a school fundraising program help?

A fundraising program is a fundraising event organized in partnership with school fundraising specialists, such as Australian Fundraising. A fundraising program comes with everything you need to succeed, relieving the heavy lifting and guaranteeing a profitable and exciting fundraising event.

Fundraising programs can help your school by providing the support, resources and planning needed to host fun and highly profitable school fundraising events. From posters, incentive prizes, and online fundraising platform and one-on-one support, you’ll love our fantastic school fundraising ideas.

Our school fundraising programs are tried and tested, refined over years to make sure fundraising is a breeze! Discover your options for a school fundraising program today!

Boost profits by promoting your school fundraiser.

Engaging your schools community is key to create a successful fundraising event to raise funds. We have some great fundraising ideas on how you can engage your school community to support your school fundraiser and create a successful fundraising event.

Promote the fundraising event using:

  • School newsletter
  • School Facebook page
  • Advertise by placing promotional posters around the school and school’s community
  • Provide each school student with a parent information letter on the fundraising ideas
  • Fundraising idea announcements on school assembly

Engage with your school fundraising community!

  • Seek volunteers to help with the school fundraising ideas and event planning
  • Challenge teachers and students to see who can raise funds the most. Offering a prize for the highest fundraising class is a great motivator for your fundraising event
  • Depending on your fundraising idea, encourage a special school dress up day around the event to get everyone aware of the fundraising day
  • For school based events encourage parent and community participation
  • Thank everyone for contributing to the success of the fundraising idea and event
  • Ensure you tell the community and local businesses, after the event, how much you raised from your fundraising event

Choosing a Fundraiser

What is the best way to fundraise for schools?

The best way to fundraise for schools is to choose a fundraising program that excites your students. Partnering with a fundraising company like Australian Fundraising also helps increase profit and relieve stress.


We have a small budget. What’s the best school fundraiser for us?

All fundraising programs at Australian Fundraising have no costs until the completion of your fundraiser. Every school is guaranteed to profit 60% of their fundraised amount or more, regardless of their size or the amount fundraised!

Eco-Friendly School Fundraising Ideas

Are there environmentally friendly school fundraising ideas?

You can host an environmentally friendly fundraiser with a Go Green Colour Explosion School Run 4 Fun or Slime Spectacular Run 4 Fun. You can also host a Plant-A-Difference school fundraiser, or Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough!


What if we don’t want incentive prizes?

No prizes, no worries! Our Go Green Colour Explosion and Slime Spectacular Fun Runs give the option of native tree planting instead of incentive prizes. Discover more about our partnership with Carbon Neutral here.

Getting started with School Fundraising

What is Australian Fundraising?

Australian Fundraising offers turn-key solutions to school fundraising, making sure you can host a highly profitable and easy fundraising campaign. We offer five different fundraising programs, each coming with an online fundraising platform, marketing resources, materials for your fundraiser (such as Colour Powder or Slime), and one-on-one support. For more than 20 years, Australian Fundraising have helped thousands of Australian schools fundraise more than $117 million.


I’m nervous about school fundraising. Who can help me?

You’ve come to the right place. Our school fundraising specialists are the perfect people to talk to if you are unsure about fundraising! Submit your enquiry online or call our friendly team on 1300 133 022 today.

How School Fundraising works

What is the process of running a school fundraising program?

A school fundraising program is easy to run. You will book your fundraiser and choose your date. Then, you receive all of your materials and resources. When the time comes, you will open up the fundraiser online, and start fundraising! Host your event, finalise your funds and hooray! – you have just completed your own school fundraising program. For more information how a school fundraising programs works, contact our friendly team on 1300 133 022 today


How long does school fundraising take?

From start to finish, most of our programs last 5 to 8 weeks. That includes 2 weeks of preparation, and 4-6 weeks of prime time fundraising!

Fundraising made easy.

I’m looking for stress-free school fundraising ideas. 

Fantastic! You will become a fundraising superstar when you partner with us. All of our fundraising programs are designed to take the stress out of school fundraising, so you can focus on more important things.

We provide you with everything you need to succeed, and help you with one-on-one support every step of the way.


I’m ready to get started! What next?

Hooray! We can’t wait to work with you and make school fundraising a breeze! To get started, simply request an information kit to choose a fundraiser, or contact our friendly team on 1300 133 022 today!

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Are you ready to make the better choice for fundraising? From big profits to incredible one-on-one support, you will receive everything you need to succeed when you choose Australian Fundraising. Request a free information kit or get started today!