Melbourne Festival applauds the following presenting partners, foundations and patrons for their generous and loyal support.


We take great pride in our Presenting Partners program, providing donors with the exclusive opportunity to help present an individual production from the globally–renowned Melbourne Festival program.

This critical group of passionate investment partners contribute underwriting support to major works. Presenting Partners become immersed in the journey their event takes from concept
to completion.

Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO
for their generous support across the program


Playking Foundation 
presenting Two Dogs


Bardas Foundation 
presenting Tanderrum

The Dancing Architects

Supporting our local dance industry through workshops and masterclasses.


Trusts and Foundations provide critical funding that enables the Festival to deliver some of our most ground-breaking projects.





Paul & Julie Kirk
The Brenda Shanahan Charitable Foundation
Kee Wong & Wai Tang


Christine Clough
Debbie Dadon AM
Linda Herd
Peter Lovell & Michael Jan
Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM


Peter & Helen Baenziger
Marc Besen AC & Eva Besen AO
Bill Bowness
Beth Brown & Tom Bruce AM
Rob & Sally Bruce
Min Li Chong
William J Forrest AM
Colin Golvan QC & Dr Deborah Golvan
Suzanne Halliday
Hans & Petra Henkell
Margaret Jackson AC
George & Karen Janko
Ian Kennedy AM & Dr Sandra Hacker AO
Richard Leonard & Gerlinde Scholz
Stefanie and Torsten Linke
Jim Moser & Brenda Tocher
Louise & Martyn Myer Foundation
Rae Rothfield
Tim & Lynne Sherwood
Dahle Suggett & Peter Cole
Ricci Swart
David & Danielle Whittle
Michael & Lynne Wright
Vic Zbar & Pamela Macklin
Anonymous (2)


Laura Anderson
Yoland Antill & Hamish McGovern
Margaret Astbury
Jim Babbage
Belle Barro
Dr Jane E Bourke
The Brasher Family Foundation
Rob Brookman & Verity Laughton
Sally Browne
David Byrne
Career Money Life Pty Ltd
Sue Carter
Maggie Cash
Yvonne Constantine
Mary Davidson
Nicole Durling
Jane Evans
Rosemary Forbes
Bob Garlick
Robert Gibbs & Tony Wildman
The Gill Family Foundation
Myriam & Stephen Hamilton
Anthea Harris
Alistair Hay
Dr Jenny Hayes
Margaret Heffernan OAM & John Dunne
Ted Hochschwender
Ian Hocking
Jonathan Holloway & Jenny Vila
Lilian Hou
Professor Andrea Hull AO
Philip & Barbara Jones
Justin Foundation
Kathryn Kings
Norma Leslie
Roslyn & Russell Levy
Elizabeth H Loftus
Anna Lozynski
Mrs Elizabeth Lyons
Jan Maclean
Tony Macvean
John & Dianne Magowan
Kath M Mainland & Ray Anderson
Andrea L McCall
Lawrence McDonald & Christian Klettner
Rob McGauran & Alessandra Giannini
Julia Nelson
Colin & Carol Nettelbeck
Dr Paul & Mrs Sue Nisselle
Carolyn Phiddian & Sheelagh Purdon
Elizabeth Proust AO
Maria Ryan
Anna & Morry Schwartz
Maria Sola
Anthony Strahan
Jason Tamiru
NS & JS Turnbull
Ewen & Aldyth Tyler
Leonard Vary & Matt Collins QC
Leon & Sandra Velik
Kevin & Elizabeth Walsh
Barbara Ward-Ambler
Pinky Watson
Ian A Watts
Drs Victor & Karen Wayne
Maria Weight
Janet Whiting AM & Phil Lukies
Price & Christine Williams
Gael Wilson
Dr Terry Wu & Dr Melinda Tee
Anonymous (3)


Ted Hochschwender
Jenny Jeffries
Andrea McCall
Lawrence McDonald
Julia Nelson
Gerlinde Scholz
Ian Watts
Maria Weight


IMAGE | Thank You For Coming: Attendance, Maria Baranova