Help our Aussie Paralympic heroes, like Curtis, shine bright in Paris

Your donation will help provide our Para-sport stars with the support they need to perform at their best on the global sporting stage. 

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Help our Aussie Paralympic heroes shine bright in Paris

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Curtis’ sporting lifeline

Curtis McGrath is one of Australia’s leading Paralympians. After winning gold in Para-canoe at the 2016 Games in Rio, he went on to become the first person to ever win two gold medals in the event during Tokyo 2020. But there was a time when Curtis thought his sporting days were over.  

In 2012, Curtis faced the horrors of war. He stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) while serving with the Australian Army in Afghanistan, an incident that would forever alter his life. In the dark times that followed, Para-sport became a lifeline and a source of hope. 


“Sport was such an important part of my healing and recovery. It gave me something familiar. It gave me a purpose, an identity and a direction.” 

- Curtis

Paralympics Australia empowers athletes like Curtis to chase their sporting dreams.

Winning a Paralympic medal takes years of hard work, discipline and commitment. It’s something no one can achieve on their own. 

Your donation today can help more Paralympic dreams come true – in Paris and beyond 

Paralympics Australia is there every step of the way to provide the support Para-athletes need to reach their sporting potential, as Curtis explains. 

Paralympics Australia has been a big part of my journey. They were there to support me through the Paralympic Qualifiers back in 2015.  

They helped connect me with a great coach, and the Paralympic Equipment Fund allowed me to get the adaption I needed to my boat to be able to compete. 

I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support I’ve had from Paralympics Australia.” 

Will you help make sure Australia’s Paralympic stars have the support and resources they need to perform at their best in Paris?

Please help inspire the next generation of Paralympic stars

For athletes like Curtis McGrath, the Paralympic Games is about so much more than personal achievement.  

It gives people who live with a disability hopes and dreams. It provides a realm where limitations dissolve and possibilities abound.  

The Paralympics is a platform to share the stories of amazing elite athletes and showcase incredible feats of athleticism.  

By helping Para-athletes like Curtis to perform at their best, you will help inspire the next generation to dream big, strive for greatness and go for gold. 

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Is Paralympics Australia an ACNC Registered Charity?

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Yes. Paralympics Australia is an ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission) Registered Charity and complies with all ACNC regulations. To find out more, please visit the ACNC website.

Where does my donation go?

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Your support will give the 20% of Australians with a disability a platform to shine through sports and community programs. It will:

  • Change perception – create a more inclusive Australia by normalising disability.
  • Educate – through our curriculum-based schools program, educate and inspire Australian school children.
  • Innovate – develop better, more innovative equipment so that all participants in Para-sport have every chance to join in and do their best.
  • Identify – Identify and develop the next generation of Para-athletes so that they can excel on the world stage.

Can I give a monthly donation?

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Yes, regular monthly donations assist Paralympics Australia to provide a platform for the 20% of Australians with a disability to shine through sports and community programs. Donations can be set-up through our website or by contacting our Fundraising team via email.

Will I get a receipt?

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Yes, donations over $2 are tax deductible for Australian residents. If you make a one-off donation via our website, a receipt will be emailed to you immediately. If you generously sign up to donate monthly, your receipt will be sent at the end of the financial year.

Who can I contact with a question about donations?

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Please call our Fundraising team on +61 2 9704 0500, or via email

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Paralympics Australia Ltd. is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Eligible tax-deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.