Get Involved



Building stronger communities

Each year we run an annual small grants program offering grants of up to $3,000 to address disadvantage and exclusion within local towns and communities, especially in rural Australia. We always receive many more applications than we can fund.

You may wish to donate knowing your contribution will help grow stronger communities.  


Attend an Event

Come to our Fundraising Events Lectures, High Tea, Yarck to Yea Bush Walk.

Donate Items

Donate Raffle and Auction items for our High Tea.

Join a Branch

Join one of our branches in Melbourne, Toowoomba or Hobart. Please click here to send an email enquiry. 

Start a Sub Fund

Establish a Sub Fund – a wonderful way for you to invest in rural communities – Find out more.

Hold a Fundraiser

Hold a fundraiser – each year we host dinners with our friends and networks to raise funds and we invite others to do the same. It’s a fun and intimate way to learn about Highways and Byways as well as have a great evening with friends or family.

Give a Gift in Your Will

A lasting legacy to ensure Highways and Byways grows in the future.


We are a small outfit with our office in eastern Melbourne, and we always love any volunteer help across a range of activities:

  • Help at our annual events
  • Become a member of one of our Committees
  • Join one of our Branches in Melbourne, Toowoomba or Hobart

Please click here to email our Executive Officer. 

Join our Board

We are keen to recruit Directors to our Board who share our sense of spirit and mission. Find our more.

Contact Liz McAloon Executive Officer on 03 98735520 or click here to email 


As we grow we are keen to partner with other organisations who share our spirit and mission so that together we can have greater impact. We will pursue partner opportunities and we welcome any expressions of interest.

Contact Liz McAloon Executive officer on 03 98735520 or click here to email 


EVENTS to attend


We would love you to join us and be part of our Highways and Byways community of  walkers sharing our trails - this coming Saturday 22nd August 2020. Very early in 2020 we set the date for our  annual Yarck to Yea Bush Walk, Ride or Run event along the Great Victorian...

John Wallis Memorial Lecture featuring Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton

The Toowoomba 2020  John Wallis Memorial Lecture featuring Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton Sunday 8th March 2020 2.00pm at St. Theresa’s Parish Centre, Campbell St Toowoomba, QLD. Contact: Mary Cleary MSS or 0427 030 840 to book and for further...

We support Global Action For Climate Change!

Our earth is crying out! Today students from around the world are calling on us to join them on the streets to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Millions of adults will walk out of their workplaces and homes to support solutions to the most important crisis...

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