The Maritime Trust of Australia receives no direct funding from government sources outside of occasional grants for specific projects. We rely upon admission fees and donations to pay the day to day expenses of maintaining the ship.
Donations come in many forms. Volunteers donate their time and labour, others donate items of interest such as artefacts, photos and papers relating to maritime history whilst others donate financially.
Without these generous donations, in their various forms, HMAS Castlemaine could not be maintained by a not-for-profit organisation and may be sold for scrap.
If you would like to donate to ensure HMAS Castlemaine remains for future generations to enjoy and pay homage to sailors past and present, please feel free to contact us. Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.