A confronting image of a common wombat in Tasmania suffering from a severe and debilitating skin condition caused by a parasitic mite.
Every little bit helps to support these amazing organisations provide care, support and rehabilitation to these beloved animals of Tasmania and to the unique habitats of Maria island.
Please select below a conservation partner that we support and your donation will be passed directly to them. Your donation will also be listed below on the website for full transparency. East Coast Cruises will provide an end of season donation to each group to further contribute to their wonderful work.
The Raptor Refuge is an amazing facility in Southern Tasmania that cares for and rehabilitates injured birds of prey from all over our State. As well as providing a refuge for injured animals, they provide public information and education about the plight of endemic raptors, provide advice to local and State governments and have recently established the Raptor Hotline 1800RAPTOR for reporting injured birds. Please donate to this wonderful facility as it operates purely on public donations and volunteer support.
Raptor Refuge calendar sponsorship: $2030
2015 ($400), 2016 ($400), 2017 ($400), 2018 ($400), 2019 ($430)
Annual end of season donation: 2019 ($500)
Wombat Rescue Tasmania Inc. is a grassroots, self-funded community group treating hundreds of wild wombats affected by sarcoptic mange in Tasmania. They are dedicated to treating and preventing wombat mange because if left untreated, the wombats suffer from an awful protracted death through secondary infections. Treating wombats with mange is a very labor intensive exercise that occurs over many months. Volunteers are often required to carry out this extensive work in collaboration with DPIPWE and UTAS. Your donation to Wombat Rescue Tasmania will save wombats from this debilitating disease.
Annual end of season donation:
The Friends of Maria Island group was created from an initial involvement in the renovation of historic farm buildings, but now has broadened towards sustaining the long term future of the island’s ecosystems as well as it’s cultural heritage We came together through a common interest in preserving the environment and heritage of the island. Current projects involve the protection against the threats of invasive Canary broom (Genista monspessulana) and Spanish Heath (Erica lusitanica). Donations help to fund several volunteer led events annually at Maria Island.
Friends of Maria Island Donations:
Annual end of season donation:
Tasmanian Bush Fire Appeal
East Coast Cruises donated $5 for every tour passenger from Feb 1st to Feb 14th in 2019 to assist Tasmanians affected by bushfires. Donations were passed on to established non-for-profit organisations and charities such as St Vincent De Paul, the Salvation Army and Rural Alive and Well (RAW). Thank you to everyone who has donated to help families in need.
Records of all contributions are listed below for full transparency and a tally of money contributed.
Tasmanian Bush Fire Appeal -Contribution List
R. SMITH $10
R. DAVIS $10
S. DAVIS $10
WOODSTOCK FLORIST SUPPLIES $10
L. LAI $10
M. JACOBS $10
R & W NASH $100
L. LAWRENCE $10
S. GIBSON $5
A. TURVEY $20
U. MOSHAMMER $25
J. DAVIDSON $20
K. SCHMIDT $20
M. ANDERSON $10
J. FRANCIS $5
L. WHEELER $10
M. MALOY $5
I & K. WILSON $20
J & G. GIDDINGS $20
S. HONGSADEJ $5
S. JACKSON $5
R. HEE $10
J. PARRY-JONES $10
A. BURGESS-WEBB $10
R. James $10
C . Samuels $10
B. Manning $5
M. Alenson $10
EAST COAST CRUISES $1095
SALVATION ARMY $545
RURAL ALIVE & WELL $500
Other in-kind donations
Rotary Club of Spring Bay: April 2019 ($450)
Roxy's Resolve: October 2018 ($500)
Roxy's Resolve: October 2018 ($450)
Sorell School Association: October 2018 ($450)
Pink High Tea: October 2018 ($450)
Old Mate's Day: May 2018 ($225)
Rotary Club of Smithton: May 2018 ($450)
Rotary Club of Spring Bay; April 2018 ($440)
Save The Children's Ball: December 2017: ($440)
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