Become a Patron

Experience our world; play a vital role.


Have you ever wanted to take a tour behind the scenes? Chat with artists and directors about the creative process? Mingle with a passionate group of opera lovers? Become a Patron and enjoy access to all this and more.

Bringing a beautiful opera to life involves a team of highly skilled artists, musicians and technicians. Every costume, wig, lighting effect and orchestral rehearsal requires resources.

Patrons play a vital role at Victorian Opera.

As a Patron, you make it possible for us to present opera of the highest calibre with world-class singers, and to regularly commission new work.

You will make a real difference to the cultural life of Victoria. Your support helps us reach new audiences and provide training opportunities for developing artists.

Artistic Director's Circle $10,000+
Platinum Patron $5,000+
Gold Patron $2,500+
Silver Patron  $1,000+
Bronze Patron $500+

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. We recognise the support of Bronze Patrons and above in all of our performance programs.

Platinum Patrons and above may choose to designate their gift to a specific area of the company's work such as: 


Directly support the company’s Education Program and help us inspire the next generation of audiences. Encourage young performers, teachers and singers to engage in our new and innovative livestream program

New Work

Shape the future of Australia’s artistic landscape by supporting the development, workshopping and staging of bold new works commissioned by Victorian Opera, and help launch the next generation of Australian composers.

Artistic Director’s Circle 

Take your support to the next level and help us bring to life the vision of Artistic Director Richard Mills AM. Our Artistic Director’s Circle members are paramount to the long term sustainability of the company’s philanthropic longevity and are the foundation of support for Victorian Opera’s work onstage and in the community.

It is our highest individual donor program level and members of the Artistic Director’s Circle have the opportunity to engage directly with the Artistic Director, our mainstage principal cast members during productions and our partner presenters, connecting with our work in a unique and exclusive way.

Victorian Opera Encore Society

Leaving a Gift in your Will is another wonderful way to make a donation that will have an impact beyond your lifetime. It is a powerful statement of your desire to support the work of Victorian Opera and a practical way to ensure that this company plays a permanent role in the cultural life of all Victorians.

Once you have provided for those closest to you, please consider a gift to Victorian Opera. Every Gift in Will, regardless of size, will ensure the future of Victorian Opera for years to come.


Victorian Opera Patrons and Bequestors enjoy close contact with our work through intimate opportunities including:

  • Behind-the-scenes events
  • Private recitals and talks
  • Pre-performance drinks
  • Regular updates on the company’s activity
Photography: Charlie Kinross

Contact us

If you are interested in becoming a Victorian Opera Patron, or having a confidential discussion about leaving a gift to Victorian Opera in your Will, please contact Louise O’Loughlin, Development Manager on (03) 9001 6405 or email