Henkell Family Fund


Opera Foundation Australia

Opera Foundation Australia for the past 50 years has supported the professional development and pursuit of excellence for young Australians in the field of opera. 

The Foundation holds National Auditions attracting the best emerging opera singers. Opera directors, designers, conductors and repetiteurs also have the opportunity to study in Berlin. 

Opera Foundation Australia is unique, not only in Australia, but in the world in its portfolio of Awards and Scholarships and the long term opportunities that it provides for young artists. These artists return to the Australian stage to maintain and raise the standard of opera in this country. 

Opera Foundation Australia is a national organisation and is committed to ensuring that talented young Australians from all over Australia receive suitable encouragement and training opportunities.

Cultural Support

Abbotsford Convent
Australian Bach Society
Australian International Opera Awards
Australian National Academy Of Music
Australian Youth Orchestra
Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust
Lieder Society of Victoria
Lyric Opera
Melbourne Bach Choir
Melbourne Opera Company
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Mietta Song Award
More Than Opera Ltd.
MTO German-Australian Opera Grant
Opera Australia
Opera Foundation Australia
Opera Scholars Australia
Opera Studio Melbourne
Opera Society
Orchestra Victoria
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic
The Arts Centre
The Wagner Society
Victorian Opera
3MBS (Classic Radio)

German Australian Community Support

Deutsche Schule Melbourne
German-Australian Welfare Society
German Lutheran Trinity Church

Hardship Relief

CanTeen (Supporting Young People Living with Cancer)
Martin Luther Homes (Aged Care)
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Tabulam & Templer Homes (Aged Care)
The Lost Dogs' Home
Very Special Kids