HARS Aviation Museum
HARS Aviation Museum

Fund Raising

All donations to HARS, $2 and over are tax-deductible.  As you can imagine, caring for Australia’s Aviation heritage is an expensive undertaking.  Nothing emphasizes this more than the changing airworthiness requirements we have been subjected to with one of our recent acquisitions that have delayed its arrival to join our other exhibits.

Whilst a bank transfer to our account is always welcome (email “HARSinfo@hars.org.au” on our contact page for details), we have decided to try to personalise the donation process by endeavouring to direct any indicated donations to areas of particular passion for people by highlighting projects from time to time.  Restrictions with Australian Taxation Law state that we cannot guarantee (our discretion is needed for tax deductibility to apply) this but we will try to fulfill the intent.

At HARS, it used to be simple … now we have so many aircraft that are “last of the breed” that it is no longer that.

Our 747-438 (OJA) was the first aircraft to fly direct London to Sydney – it desperately needs a repaint to protect it.

We are the only “bunch of old guys” that the US DoD allows to fly a P-3 Orion Anti-Submarine aircraft .. it costs us many thousands of dollars each hour to fly it.

We have the very first passenger aircraft that TAA (look it up) flew – and it flies.

Can you help?

Donation Procedure

Once you start the donation procedure,  you will be taken on to a “Rotary” account (HARS has partnered with the Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise to manage this “HARS” fund-raising – see the question / answer on the right for further explanation).  Paypal handles the credit card details and this is efficient, secure and easy.  If you don’t have a Paypal account, no problem – they simply take your credit card details.  You will be sent an email confirming the donation.

Personal Info

Donation Total: $20.00

Web Browsers

It is a sad reality of the Internet experience that not all web browsers interpret websites the same.  No matter how much Web Developers try, there is always a problem.  In our case, this is with our Donation forms.

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (Windows 10+), and Safari (Apple) are fine.  Firefox is as well, however we had to tweak a couple of things.  If you have an older version of Windows, then you will have “Internet Explorer” by default.  “IE” may have some problems so we recommend you install another Web browser.  Normally we would recommend Google Chrome however this is available only for 64 bit systems – the easiest “catch-all” solution is to install Firefox for your system (32 bit or 64 bit).