Zonta House Refuge Association has provided holistic support for women in crisis since 1984. Donations go a long way in our small but visionary charity and with supporters like you, we hope to garner enough funding and momentum to continue our full service offerings into 2018 and beyond.

  • $30 buys our workbooks for our education workshops
  • $100 pays for a counselling support session for a woman who has experienced trauma.
  • $120 will provide the women with more long term support through transitional accommodation for one week. 
  • $150 allows Zonta to provide teachers/trainers for up to 14 women in rejuvenating classes such as art, cooking or yoga
  • $200 will provide a woman fleeing family and domestic violence or any other crisis, to have safe accommodation at our refuge with a bed, shower, essential items, food, transport and support for a week.

You can support Zonta House Refuge Association Inc through monetary or in-kind donations and any donations by individuals over $200 means that you become part of our Friends of Zonta family.


In 2011 Zonta House Refuge Association Inc established the Buff Denny Trust to harness the goodwill and charitable spirit of our supporters to provide funding for our programs, in particular our Positive Pathways programs. Positive Pathways is only 40% government funded and is reliant on donations and sponsorships from individuals and organisations. Donations are applied to support our Positive Pathways programs and to further develop services and programs to meet our client and community needs.

The Buff Denny Trust is named in recognition of one of our major supporters, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, also known as Buff Denny. Buff Denny’s many achievements include: a Board member of the first refuge in Perth; the first civil engineer in the British Army; a member of the ambulance corps in World War 2; played cricket for England; played squash for Kenya in the Commonwealth Games; the author of two books and;  the recipient of many awards. We are very proud and privileged to have her support.

The Buff Denny Trust is managed by a trustee, Women’s Outreach Services Pty Ltd, whose Board comprises members of the Board of the Zonta House Women’s Refuge Inc. It is a funding body focused on the collection and disbursement of funds for the benefit of our programs.

 The Buff Denny Trust is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office, so donations of $2 or over are tax deductible.  ABN 26 648 656 992

Donations and proceeds from fundraising can be made at any time by filling in the form below. We will issue a receipt for all donations.

Become a Friend of Zonta

Join our family as a Supporter or Champion of Zonta! See how to join here

In-Kind Support

Individuals and organisations can support our ongoing operations and offerings with in kind support such as:

  • Legal aid to clients
  • Auditing services
  • Organisational change and development
  • Website and IT upgrade and maintenance
  • Social media campaigns

Our Refuge

Clothing items, toiletries, and food hampers are welcomed. Please note although we only accommodate women over the age of 18 we do accept children’s clothes, toys and books to pass on to other refuges accommodating children.


One of the most meaningful and effective ways to support women and their families in the future is to plan a gift to Zonta House as part of your overall estate and financial plans. Any donation small or large is useful to the ongoing running and development of Zonta House and the women and families we support. If you would like to leave a bequest for Zonta House Refuge Association Inc in your Will please contact us for more information.