Advocating for DGR status 


The Federal Government is proposing a new deductible gift recipient (DGR) for Men’s and Women’s Shed. 

While we absolutely support this, we see no reason why Neighbourhood Houses/ Centres should not receive the same recognition. 


We have lodged a submission to the treasury on behalf of our members to extend the Draft Bill to include ANHCA, its peak body members and neighbourhood houses and centres across Australia. 


Similar to Men’s and Women’s Sheds, our houses/ centres provide; 

  • mental health support to the community 

  • prevention of or relief from social isolation 

  • a physical location for the community to support individuals undertaking activities and projects