Stewart House - Public Service Association

Stewart House

Public Sector Workplace Giving

Help support Stewart House to provide life-changing programs for children in need from our NSW public schools.

A pre-tax donation of $5 per fortnight over one year pays for one day of a child’s 12-day stay at Stewart House.

About Stewart House

Every year, up to 1,600 public school children in need from NSW and the ACT visit the haven on Sydney’s Northern Beaches for up to 12 days.

During their stay, children receive screening, treatments and referrals for their eyes, ears, and teeth, all while developing self-care, conflict resolution and social skills.

The program is offered to children free of charge, and Stewart House depends entirely on charitable donations to meet the program’s costs. Support is needed in order to ensure they can continue to deliver health and wellbeing support to disadvantaged children.

Comparing Workplace Giving with Traditional Donating

Traditional donating

When someone gives $5 (Based on a Marginal tax rate of 32.5 per cent applied for an employee earning between $37,001 and $90,000 per annum)

  • It has already cost that individual $7.40 because he or she has had their salary taxed, and this can only be claimed back at EOFY
  • It has also cost the charity up to 30 per cent of the donation in marketing and administrative expenses

Workplace Giving

When someone gives $5 (Based on a Marginal tax rate of 32.5 per cent applied for an employee earning between $37,001 and $90,000 per annum)

  • It effectively costs them $3.40 ($5 less $1.60 not required to pay in tax)
  • The charity receives $5

Support information

All public sector staff can ask their payroll department about workplace giving for Stewart House.

Staff currently employed by the NSW Department of Education can sign up to the NSW Department of Education Stewart House Salary Contribution Scheme by completing the online form available HERE.

To enquire further about Workplace Giving, please contact Chief Operating Officer, Murray O’Donnell, directly via or call the Stewart House office 9938 3100.

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