Help us Reconnect our community

The Convent is a place of connection, solace, creativity, and regeneration. Our abundant Heritage Gardens, outstanding buildings, private nooks, and creative spaces are open every single day for all of us.

After 305 days of closure to the public, it is now joyous to welcome our community back into the precinct as we come to life again amongst the impacts of the pandemic.

The pandemic is, of course, having an ongoing impact. Your support of the Convent through this challenging period of reconnection will help more people in our valued community thrive.

Your donation helps the Convent team deliver the business-as-usual activities that provide a solid foundation for the creation and delivery of the programs and services that support our community to connect and thrive.  Through the pandemic, our community was deeply affected, and our revenue streams were greatly reduced. There were also significant new costs incurred to be COVID safe.

In 2004 the Abbotsford Convent was saved from commercial development and gifted to the community. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF), an independent, not-for-profit organisation, now owns and manages the Convent site on behalf of the public. The ACF does not receive recurrent operational government funding—we do it with the help of the community. 

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