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Financial Donations | Object Donations

Donations to the SAS Historical Foundation

Financial Donations

The SAS Historical Foundation is empowered to raise funds to support the SAS Historical Collection.

Financial donations of $2 or more to the SAS Historical Foundation are 100% tax deductible. Should you wish to donate please contact us.

The Foundation provides receipts for all financial donations.

Object Donations

The Foundation’s Collections Policy requires that all items accepted by donation into the SAS Historical Collection must be accompanied by our donation form giving full and unencumbered title of their ownership to the Commonwealth, without restriction as to use or future disposition.

Acquisitions to the Historical Collection may be in the form of donations or bequests, or by purchase. Exchanges may be made with other Defence Force Museums whose collections are Commonwealth owned.

The Foundation will:

• not accept conditional donations;

• only accept items to which the owner can demonstrate legal title and after any    relevant ethical considerations have been taken into account;

• only collect items if adequate resources can be provided to preserve, restore,    research, document and display such items; and

• collect only those items that contribute to an understanding or appreciation of the    customs, activities, conflicts, operations, historic episodes or personalities    associated with the Australian SAS.

Acceptance of items is subject to the availability of space for storage, secure from the risk of theft and environmental damage.

Such items may include but are not limited to:

• maps and air photographs;

• architectural drawings and building plans;

• electronic media data;

• visual memorabilia (photographs, 35mm slides, drawings, film and video);

• equipments and materiel;

• weapons; and

• taped oral histories.


Loan of Objects

The Foundation will not accept ‘permanent’ or ‘indefinite’ loans. The Foundation may accept loans from time to time for purposes such as exhibitions. All inward loans will be for a fixed time and will be entered in a Loans Register. Fixed term loans may be renewed for a further fixed term.

The Foundation will treat inward loan items with a high standard of care, recognising their historical value and conservation requirements.

The Foundation may make loans from its collections to other bodies. Such loans are conditional that the borrowing organisation treats such items with a high standard of care, recognising their historical value and conservation requirements. Borrowers will be required to sign a loan agreement, which includes the conditions of loan and specifies an agreed loan period.