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Mayor's Community Christmas Appeal

All donations to the appeal are distributed through the Christmas Cheer Program delivered by the following agencies:

  • Uniting Care
  • Lifeline SE
  • St Vincent De Paul
  • The Salvation Army.

Additional coordination and support is offered through the Sunset Community Kitchen and Families SA.

Why support the Mount Gambier Community Christmas Appeal:

  • The appeal relies solely on the support of local donors – the service is additional to the role played by local agencies and is not possible without contributions from local individuals, families, groups and businesses.
  • Demand for support is increasing and the service is becoming stretched - while contributions from the local community have been reasonably consistent, the demand for support at Christmas has increased by almost 20% over the past five years.
  • The appeal is a unique local initiative - 100% of the funds are sourced and distributed locally.

The City of Mount Gambier supports the Mount Gambier Community Mayor's Christmas Appeal by acting as a collection point for the agencies. Outside any fees charged by the financial institutions, 100% of your donation is distributed among the participating agencies.

Donations can also be made through the following channels:

  • By phoning (08) 8721 2555 (option 2) with your credit card details on hand. Council staff can email you a Tax Invoice straight away.
  • In person at the City of Mount Gambier Customer Service counter - Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace.
  • By sending a cheque made out to 'City of Mount Gambier' PO Box 56 Mount Gambier SA 5290 with advice that the cheque is a donation to the Mayor's Christmas Appeal, to enable a Tax Invoice to be issued.

Any questions regarding the appeal can be made by phoning 8721 2555 or emailing