Australian Lions Foundation Ltd

Helping Lions Help Their Community


Ten-year-old Nicholas Tadros suffered extensive injuries in the recent helicopter crash on the Gold Coast which tragically killed his mother Vanessa. The heartbreaking story has captivated the nation and now there’s a way for people to make a difference. In an update on the family’s tragic situation Channel 9’s A Current Affair is joining forces with Australian Lions Foundation to launch an appeal to raise funds to help support Nicholas and hisfather Simon who now finds himself a single parent.

Donations to the Australian Lions Foundation Appeal can be made online and 100% of the funds raised will be used to support Nicholas and his father Simon during this difficult time.

The ALF purpose is to provide help and assistance for public relief, emergency aid and community welfare for persons in necessitous circumstances in Australia. The Foundation provides financial assistance and support, in times of Disasters/Emergencies and for Community Welfare Projects. 

Who We Are

After Cyclone Tracy demolished most of Darwin in December 1974 , in the period 1975 to 1976, Lions Australia formed two bodies –

  • Australian Lions Community Emergency Relief Fund (“ALCERF”) to co-ordinate fundraising for disaster relief;
  • And a National Disaster Committee

In 1980 the Disaster Committee was amalgamated into the Emergency Relief Fund.

The Foundation was formed in 1981 by the District Governors of the day and this was formalised at the Multiple District Convention of Lions at Mt. Gambier in 1983.


Where We Work

Drought Relief Appeal was a large part of our work from July 2018 onwards., and is still ongoing.

Nationally raised $1.5 Million

  • Fodder for livestock
  • Food for working dogs
  • Drinking water and food for families
  • Fuel to transport fodder
  • School fees
  • Medical Bills
  • Other household Bills (electricity etc.)

Hall of Fame 2021

At this time each year, usually at our MD 201 National Convention, the Australian Lions Foundation Board has great pleasure in inducting worthy Lions into the Australian Lions Foundation Hall of Fame. These inductees are Lions who have served, and are still serving their community, not only through Lions but through many other avenues. Congratulations to all very worthy recipients.

Latest News


Newsflash December 2022

Houses were inundated with flood waters and moved from their foundations, even with family members inside. The whole township was

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NEWSFLASH April 2022

The Foundation has already provided 6 Grants totaling over $230,000 direct to Clubs in affected areas and we are currently processing another 3 grants for similar assistance to other areas to the value of over $250,000.

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ALF Awards

Awards are a big part of the Australian Lions Foundation, and whilst we don’t do anything for recognition or praise, we feel it is important to honour those that go above and beyond.