How you can help

Sponsor a Named Award

AMRF Named Grant Awards allow an individual, group, or organisation to support all or part of a future AMRF research grant in their name or in honour of a loved one. Named award opportunities become available when you reach a giving level of $50,000 or more. AMRF staff will work with you to find a project for support from a vetted pool of applicants that have been thoroughly evaluated by our Research Grant Committee.

Once selected, all future references to the grant award by AMRF will reference the named award in press releases, funding announcement, and in AMRF publications and on our website. We will also create opportunities for you to meet and develop a relationship with your funded researcher. You will receive annual Impact Reports that explain the goals and detail the progress of your funded researcher.

Named Awards stand as a tribute to the importance of private philanthropy in research and the legacy of you or your loved one. Choosing to dedicate a named award to a loved one who has passed due to melanoma, who is currently battling the disease, or who is now a survivor is the perfect way to honour their fight and journey while supporting the next generation of researchers.

Corporate Partnerships

AMRF is committed to partnering with like-minded businesses to promote melanoma awareness and generate critical funding for our research program. We have partnered with a range of companies that have contributed to lifesaving research.

AMRF’s Corporate Partnership Program is a powerful way to enhance the brands of both AMRF and your company. We look to engage in mutually beneficial awareness and fundraising programs operating. To gain a better understanding of how AMRF corporate partners, please review our partnership guidelines.

By donating a portion of your product’s sale to AMRF, your business will gain unique exposure, fulfill corporate social responsibility goals, and generate support that will help save lives.

AMRF Cause Marketing Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF). AMRF is a non-profit funder of melanoma research, having committed funds to research in the fight against melanoma since its founding in 2006. AMRF corporate partners are instrumental in achieving our mission to prevent melanoma and improve patient outcomes.

Below are tips to help you determine if a cause-related marketing promotion with AMRF will meet your business objectives and move our mission forward.

Logo usage

AMRF owns the trademark for the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation name and signature logo. Written permission from AMRF is required to use any AMRF logos

Criteria for businesses seeking partnership with AMRF

Any party seeking a partnership with AMRF must be a legally established entity. To ensure that all cause-related marketing promotions benefitting AMRF are consistent with best practices, AMRF requests a minimum guaranteed financial commitment of $2,500. However, we gladly accept donations of any size from businesses that want to advance our mission.

AMRF will publicly acknowledge and promote its corporate partnerships. AMRF does not sell, loan, or otherwise distribute its mailing or email lists to third parties.

AMRF will not engage with corporations who make false and/or unsubstantiated claims about products or services.

Melanoma Awareness

In connection with all cause-related marketing promotions benefitting AMRF, we ask our partners to help us raise awareness and educate the public about melanoma. We encourage all partners to publish AMRF’s website ( on all related promotional material.

Workplace Giving

One of the easiest, most effective ways you can support AMRF is through workplace giving – an employer-sponsored program that empowers you to support your favourite charities through tax-deductible donations deducted directly from your pay.

Matching Gifts

Some companies offer to match qualifying gifts made by their employees. This means your donation can support double the work.

Check with your Human Resources department to see if a program to match employee charitable giving exists and how to participate.


Interested in volunteering with us? AMRF is looking for volunteers who share our mission and are interested in helping out with a range of activities. These can include helping at events, staffing market stalls, hosting your own event, public speaking, general admin and lots more. A range of flexible volunteering options exist, and many can be done in the comfort of your own home. Please email for more information.

Become a Friend of the Foundation

Are you passionate about the melanoma cause? Would you like to become more involved in supporting AMRF activities? Do you have a story that may inspire others to be sun-safe or get a skin check? Perhaps your club or business is looking to support a charity or you want to hold your own fundraising event. Or perhaps you’d like to quietly make a regular donation. Whatever it is, we invite you to become a Friend of the Foundation.

Becoming our friend means you can help us in raising awareness and become part of our life changing work. We can’t do it without you. Simply fill in our secure online form and tick the ways in which you’re able to help.

By becoming a Friend of the Foundation, you will join a dedicated group, have the opportunity to assist us with events and share our fundraising initiatives with your friends, family and work colleagues to let them know what you are passionate about. We will also send you our regular enewsletters so you can keep updated with our activities. AMRF will not disclose any of your details to any other party.

If you would like any more information about the ways you can help, please contact AMRF Chief Executive Ian Higgins at or call 0418 358 346
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Privacy Policy

Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of the people whose personal information it collects. We collect personal information about individuals who are employed by us, our donors, our volunteers, other supporters, allied associations, consultants and service providers.

Information we collect

Whenever we collect personal information, we will identify ourselves as AMRF and ensure people are aware of why we are collecting information and how we plan to use it.

The type of personal information AMRF usually collects and holds includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, donation date, reason for donation, merchandise orders and other information such as health related information pertaining to AMRF research and program delivery. This information may be collected in person, via our website on the secure payment gateway, as well as other sources.

When people visit our website, or download information from it, the following information is recorded by Google Analytics:

  • Their network location and IP address
  • The date and time of their visit, pages visited, and time spent on each page
  • Referring site details (ie the site and page they came from to arrive at this site)
  • Type of web browser they used
  • Type of operating system they used
  • JavaScript support, screen resolution, and screen colour processing ability

This information is only used for statistical and website development purposes. We make limited use of cookies on our website. We use cookies to improve the functionality of our website, and to remember user preferences when people return.

In the event where an individual shares unsolicited personal information that AMRF would not have collected for the purposes outlined above that information will be destroyed or de-identified as soon as is practicable.

How we use and disclose personal information

We collect and use stakeholder’s personal information to carry out the functions and activities of AMRF and to comply with our legal obligations, to maintain and update our records and to help us manage and provide our services.

We may also use information to ask for support and to keep people informed about the ways in which our donors and supporters help us to make a difference to raise funds for research, awareness and early detection programs.  People have the right to opt out of any communications from AMRF.  This will not stop them receiving receipts and other transactional communications as required by law.

We may disclose personal information to third parties who assist us to perform functions on our behalf (such as commercial mail preparation services, this information is permanently deleted by the provider upon completion of the service and confirmed in writing of such).  These external service providers are under a duty to maintain the privacy and security of your information in line with this Privacy Policy and to use your personal information only for the purpose for which it is disclosed.

AMRF does not use any government related identifiers, such as Medicare numbers or tax file numbers, of an individual as our own identifier.

Marketing and communications

We may use people’s information within AMRF only in connection with marketing and fundraising campaigns. We may provide marketing communications to stakeholders on an ongoing basis by telephone, electronic messages (eg. email), online (including websites and mobile apps) and other means, unless they opt out or we are subject to legal restrictions. These may include communications relating to AMRF and our programs, campaign and promotional messages, event invitations, fundraising opportunities and newsletters.

AMRF also sends transactional communications which include but are not limited to: Donation & Tax Receipts, forgotten password e-mails, event sign up confirmation and confirmations from Web forms.

To opt-out of receiving AMRF marketing communications people can:

  • Select the “unsubscribe” option in one of the marketing communications that they receive from us.
  • Send an email to:
  • Call us on 0419 822 969
  • Send a written request to: PO Box 574, Kent Town DC SA 5071

Security of personal information

AMRF regards the security of personal information as a priority and takes a number of precautions to protect people’s personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Specific security precautions are in place for processing online payments through payment gateway providers Stripe and PayPal which include the use of encrypted links, dedicated private connections and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. However, the Internet is not a secure environment and although all care is taken, we cannot guarantee the security of information people provide to us via electronic means such as email.

If people become aware of any inaccuracy in the personal information, we hold about themselves, they are encouraged to contact AMRF so we can update any personal information we hold.


Where it is lawful and practicable, we will allow individuals to deal with us on an anonymous basis. For example, if we receive a telephone enquiry, we will not require that the enquirer gives us their name, although depending on the nature of the enquiry, we may not be able to answer it unless they do.

We can also accept gifts and other forms of support anonymously. However, provisions contained in taxation legislation require AMRF to collect the name of the donor if the donor requires a tax-deductible receipt.

Image copyright

AMRF’s reputation and goodwill is extremely important. Permission to use images featured on this website has only been given to AMRF and therefore should not be downloaded or used in any way by a third party without consent.

For information on obtaining permission for an image, please email

Acceptance of terms

If AMRF updates or changes this Privacy Policy, the changes will be made on this page. Your continued use of AMRF’s website following the posting of changes will mean you accept those changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions about privacy-related issues OR you wish to lodge a complaint about a breach of this policy OR other privacy matter OR you do not wish to be contacted by us to ask for your support, please contact us by email at Alternatively our postal address is below:

PO Box 574
Kent Town DC SA 5071

We take your privacy concerns seriously. Where you express any concerns that we have interfered with your privacy, we will respond to let you know who will be handling your matter and when you can expect a further response. We may request additional details from you regarding your concerns and may need to engage or consult with other parties in order to investigate and deal with your issue. We will keep records of your request and any resolution.

For information about privacy generally, or if your concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at and on 1300 363 992.