Support our Supporters

The vital research carried out at the Victor Chang Institute would not be possible without the generosity of our Supporters. We’d like to thank the following Supporters (listed in alphabetical order) and encourage you to support those who support us.

Appliances Online

To support our research into heart disease, Appliances Online will donate $5 from every extended warranty purchased on items in their kitchen category – Fridges/Freezers, Dishwaters and Wine Fridges to the Institute.  Visit for further details.

Bullant Sports

If you use golfing products to advertise your company or product, you can generate funds for The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute by sourcing your products from Bullant Sports. Bullant Sports makes a donation to The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute from every purchase of a Bullant product or Bullant event.

For more information contact:

Gary (Smokey) Dawson
Bullant Sports Pty Ltd, Suite 104, 3 Eden Street, North Sydney NSW 2060

Phone: 02 9954 7918; Fax: 02 9954 6633; Mobile: 0412 600 062

Charity Greeting Cards

Help support out work by purchasing your Christmas cards, birthday cards, thank you cards, e-cards, and hampers from Charity Greeting Cards.
20c from each dollar you spend is donated back to the Institute.
Visit for more details.

Cobram Estate

Cobram Estate is a family owned olive grove located on the Murray River in Victoria. The grove comprises 25,000 trees of Italian, Spanish and Israeli origin.

Like an estate wine, Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is grown, harvested, pressed and bottled on the Estate so the oil is amongst the freshest produced. Nothing is added or taken away – and the award winning Extra Virgin oil that results, contains under 1% free fatty acid.

Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available from Coles, Woolworths, IGA, Ritchies, independent stores and from all gourmet grocers and delicatessens.

We sincerely thank Cobram Estate for supporting our fundraising initiatives.

Crestbrook Mountain Springs

Crestbrook Mountain Springs has been pumping spring water from a stream 130 metres beneath the earth’s surface of the NSW Blue Mountains for many years. This unique water is used in both plain and flavoured drinks and is bottled under various labels.

For every purchase of Crestbrook Mountain Springs water and cooler products displaying the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute logo we receive a generous donation, as follows:
5 cents for every 600 ml bottle water
25 cents for every 10 litre bottle water
50 cents for every 15 litre bottle water

If you are interested in purchasing or retailing any of the Crestbrook Mountain Springs Pty Ltd water products, please contact Gerry on 0428 647218.

Media Music

Media Music is an Australian leader in the specialised field of Event Management and Artistic Direction – and a proud supporter of all Victor Chang Institute events.

Covering venue selection, décor, catering, lighting, sound systems, special effects, stage sets, pyrotechnics, guest speakers, photography, audio visuals, musical co-ordination and entertainment (from a soloist to an orchestra, dancers, choir or comedians) – no event is too large or too small.

For further information visit or 0412 530 530 or email:

Nudie Juices

Nudie Juices supply their delicious juices to Victor Chang Institute fundraising events. They have donated Nudie product to the Crabfest, the Des Renford Gala Day and more. Nudie have also dedicated the month of November to the Victor Chang Institute, placing our logo on their juice bottles and raised over $16,000 for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

We are very grateful for Nudie’s support and look forward to a longstanding partnership.


Paceline has consistently evolved and expanded its activity and influence for over four years – and in 2011 they became an Incorporated Association known as Paceline INC. with registered fundraiser status.

Their new Board of Directors brings a wealth of experience and skills from events, industry, business and finance. They have developed a strategic blueprint for Paceline’s continued work towards finding a cure for cardiac arrhythmias.

Paceline aims to raise awareness of cardiac arrhythmias plus it’s root causes, social and family effects; health care impacts; diagnostic and prognostic paths, and treatment options. They also work to raise funds to improve our understanding of the causes of arrhythmias and to produce life changing treatments or cures; and work with partner organisations like the Victor Chang Institute in order to achieve these objectives.

Visit for more information.

Prestige Products

Prestige Products is the leading supplier of commercial catering equipment to catering and hospitality industries and exclusive Australian agents for SousVide Supreme and associated products.

Sous Vide refers to a French term meaning “Under Vacuum”. Although this technology has been around for over 40 years, it has only gained momentum in recent years with leading chefs like Feran Adria and Heston Blumenthal. With this wonderful cooking technique, food is first vacuum sealed in special plastic bags then cooked under vacuum in a water bath at lower temperature for longer.

To support our research into heart diseases, Prestige Products has generously decided to donate $5 from every Silver Ad placement in their second hand catering equipment section as well as $5 from every SousVide Supreme sold to The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

So, why not try sous vide cooking and help support the institute at the same time.

Sous Vide Supreme – The World’s Finest Water Oven

Priceline Sisterhood

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is one of just six charities chosen by Priceline to be a part of their Sisterhood initiative. This is a community and social responsibility initiative that empowers women to look good, live well and feel great. As a national program, The Priceline Sisterhood provides support to a selection of charities that offer help to women in the areas such as heart health, mental health, family wellbeing and fighting cancer.   Visit  for further information.

Rock Eisteddfod Challenge

We are pleased to be associated with the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge. The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge is a unique and exciting opportunity for secondary school students to take part in a dance, drama and design spectacular, to experience the buzz of performing in a professional environment.

The focus of this friendly and vibrant competition is on young people leading healthy lifestyles. Students, teachers, parents and communities work together to prepare their schools’ 8 minute performance, where up to 140 students take part in an exhilarating and exhausting day that culminates in a live performance for up to 10,000 people.

For more information contact the Rock Challenge office on (02) 9417 4122 or visit

Steve Costi Seafoods

Steve Costi Seafoods appreciates that what you eat is important.  By eating two serves of baked or grilled fish per week, you can help reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.  Fish is a good source of protein without the high saturated fat found in fatty meat products. Oily fish like Swordfish, Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines and Sea Perch are also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known benefit heart health for people with or without heart disease.

Steve Costi Seafoods began in 1985 with the opening of the first store at David Jones Market Street food hall, Sydney. Today, Steve Costi Seafoods has outlets in Northbridge Plaza and David Jones Food Hall Market Street.

Steve Costi Seafoods supports the Institute by donating seafood products for the Institute’s fundraising events.

United Airlines

United Air Miles can make your miles go further than you ever imagined.
You can use your miles to build a future, provide relief and offer help through United’s Charity Miles Program. It’s easy to show you care – simply donate your Mileage Plus miles to The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.
Call United Airlines and make your miles truly rewarding today.


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Privacy Policy

1. Our privacy commitment

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute respects your privacy.

We collect, store and use your personal information to help us fight heart disease. This Privacy Policy explains how we handle the personal information we collect relating to our fundraising activities – this includes marketing, events, our website, and health promotion services such as the Health Check Booth.

2. What types of personal information we collect

Personal information means information that identifies you or that could reasonably be used to identify you. The types of personal information we collect may include your name, gender, contact information, email address, credit/debit card information and if you consent to take part in our activities and events, health promotion services or to receive marketing materials from us.

3. Health information and other sensitive information

We do not collect health information or other types of sensitive information as part of our general fundraising activities or through our general web-site.

4. Using unsolicited information

Unsolicited information is information that is given to us that we haven’t asked for, from you or anyone else. If we receive this type of information, we will check whether this information is reasonably necessary for what we do. If it is, we’ll handle this information in the same way we do all personal information under privacy laws. If we don’t need it we’ll destroy or de-identify it.

5. How we collect your personal information

Where possible, we will collect your personal information directly from you. This may be in person (e.g. when you attend an event), on the telephone, or on-line.

We only collect information by lawful and fair means.

We may also obtain personal information from third parties or publicly available sources. In this case, we will take reasonable steps to contact you and ensure that you are aware of the circumstances surrounding the collection and purposes for which we collected your personal information.

6. Why we collect your personal information

We may collect your personal information for a number of purposes, including:

  • Marketing: to communicate with you about donations, our activities and fundraising events.
  • Health promotion: to provide you with services and information related to cardiovascular disease and its risk factors and research-related events and seminars.
  • Other activities: communicating with you to verify your identity, to improve and evaluate our programs and services, and to comply with relevant laws.

7. What happens if you don’t provide your information?

If you do not provide some or all of the personal information requested, we may not be able to offer you services, process your donations, or provide you with information about our events and activities.

8. Using a pseudonym or engaging with us anonymously

Anonymous donations may be made to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute at any time by contacting us directly. Please note that we are unable to provide anonymous donors with receipts.

If you want to make a general enquiry or browse our web-site you can do so anonymously.

9. Website usage information and cookies

We do not use ‘cookies’ or any other methods to record information that is personally identifiable such as a visitor’s contact details, IP address, or domain name. We do use ‘cookies’ to anonymously track visits to our web pages and the documents that are downloaded in order to compile statistical information. This provides us with information about which pages are popular. If you prefer for ‘cookies’ not to be used, you can set your browser to disable them.

10. When we disclose your personal information

We may need to disclose your personal information to our agents in order to carry out our fundraising activities. This may include agencies who perform services on our behalf, such as mailing houses, printers, information technology services providers, archiving services, database services and telemarketing agencies. These services will always be provided under strict confidentiality agreements.

In rare cases, we may be required by law to disclose your information to a government or law enforcement agency (for example to investigate an allegation of credit card fraud).

11. Security of our information

We take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, interference and loss, and from unauthorised access. Electronic information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities.

We do not use data hosting facilities or third party service providers that store information overseas.

Hard copy information is generally stored in our offices, which are secured to prevent entry by unauthorised people. Any personal information not actively being used is archived, usually for 7 years, with a third party provider of secure archiving services. Where personal information is stored with a third party, we have strict agreements in place that require those third parties to maintain the security of the information.

12. Security of direct debit and credit card information

We use a third-party financial institution to process our credit card transactions. It receives the credit card number and other personal information of our donors only to verify credit card numbers and to process credit card transactions in a secure environment. Where your financial information is stored on our servers, access to this information is restricted to our authorised staff only.

13. Accessing or changing your personal information

We take reasonable steps to make sure that the information we collect and use is accurate, up-to-date and complete. You may contact our Fund Development Officer at any time if you wish to:

  • change or correct your personal information (for example address or telephone number)
  • cancel some or all of the communications that we provide (we include opt-out mechanisms on the majority of our communications)
  • request access to the information that we hold about you
  • request further information about our privacy policy.

14. Questions and complaints

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about the way in which we have handled your personal information, please contact our Fund Development Officer.

Once we receive a complaint, we will respond to you as soon as possible and will let you know if we need any further information from you. We will notify you of our decision within 30 days, however, if we are unable to do so, we will let you know the reason for the delay and the expected timeframe for resolving the complaint.

You may also lodge a complaint with the Office of Australian Information Commissioner, for more information visit

15. How to contact the Fund Development Officer



Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
PO Box 699
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Telephone 1300 842 867

For a copy of our full privacy policy, please click here.

Updated: March 2014