Donate before 30 June to help us accelerate funnel web research to clinical trials

This tax time, make your gift count and help us raise vital funds for heart attack treatments

Help our scientists unlock the potentially life-saving capabilities of Australia’s funnel web spider.

Professor Peter Macdonald and Professor Bob Graham, in collaboration with researchers at University of Queensland are working to develop a drug, derived from a molecule in the funnel web spider venom that has the potential to revolutionise heart attack treatment and heart transplants. It’s predicted it could increase the number of hearts available for transplant by 30% and it has the potential to become a world first heart attack treatment administered by paramedics.

Your tax deductible donation can help us reach our goal of raising at least $303,000 before 30 June to help progress this research to clinical trials.

Now is the time to act, make your tax time gift count today and help protect the hearts you love.


Donations $2 and over are tax deductible. The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute has an interest in the trust company which holds the licence to develop the patents in relation to the discovery, having worked in collaboration with scientists at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.