Donors and Sponsors

The Chinese Museum acknowledges the many private and corporate sponsors who support our activities throughout the year.

Major sponsors of the Museum


  • Bill Liao
  • Chinese Professional & Businessmen’s Assoc. of Vic.
  • Dato Low Yow Chuan
  • David Wang and Co
  • Department for Victorian Communities
  • Department of Sustainability and the Environment
  • HDFI Ltd
  • Jack Chia
  • Melbourne Dai Loong Association
  • See Yup Society Melbourne
  • Victorian Tourism Commission
  • The Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund


Sponsors of the Museum

  • ACT Government
  • Asia Education Foundation
  • Australia China Council
  • Australia Chinese General Chamber Business
  • Australian Consulate – Guangzhou China
  • Australian National University
  • Bendigo Bank Murrumbeena
  • Bank of Queensland
  • Calibre Business Integration
  • Confucius Institute, University of Melbourne
  • CRA Ltd
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • East China Normal University
  • Eureka 89
  • Foster’s Group
  • Haymes Paint
  • Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
  • Heritage Victoria
  • Hyatt on Collins
  • Just Shanghai
  • Livingstone Audio
  • Lovell Chen Architects & Heritage Consultants
  • Melbourne Chinatown Precinct Association
  • Moran of Melbourne
  • Myer Foundation
  • Nanjing Library
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • National Library of Australia
  • Newcrest Mining Ltd
  • Oaks Hotels and Resorts
  • Orient Express Travel Group
  • Orlando Wines
  • Pacific Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • Russell Winnell
  • Shanghai Library
  • Sovereign Hill
  • The Antique Orient Express
  • The Bose Store Melbourne
  • The Consul General Melbourne, Peoples Republic of China
  • Thomson Adsett Architects
  • Tourism Victoria
  • World Trade Access Pty Ltd
  • World Trade Centre Melbourne


Major Donors to the Museum

Bill Liao, Cina Lo, Clement Lee, Jason Yeap, Wormald Security

Donors to the Museum

Since the opening of the Museum in 1985, the Chinese community has contributed to the Museum in a multitude of ways.

Over 100 Chinese-Australian community organisations and many individuals have been ongoing supporters of the Museum. This has been through financial donations for infrastructure and general operations, sponsorship of exhibitions and donations to the collection of items of heritage value. Volunteers have donated their time to staging activities and community events and have assisted in undertaking historical research and form part of the guiding program of the Museum.

Bill Au
C.K. Chai
David Chen
Frank Cheng
Sir Rupert Hamer
Peng Cheong
Don Dunstan
G. Hung
S. Hunt
Dr C.M. Liao
VinhLoi Ly
Dr. M.A. Pang
Mean Te
Henry Thai
Viminh Tran


  • Adelaide Casino
  • Ah Mouy Family
  • ANZ Banking Group
  • Asian Business Association of Whitehorse
  • Asian Television Australia Association
  • Australia China Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Australia Shanghai General Chamber of Commerce
  • Australian Chinese Community Association
  • Australian Wheat Board
  • Ballarat Chinese Community Association
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of Singapore
  • Bev Knowles & Assoc.
  • Bill Eaden Graphics
  • Bird Cameron
  • Bright Moon Buddhist Society Inc.
  • Bristol Paints
  • Broken Hill Proprietary Co Ltd
  • Bunge Australia Pty Ltd
  • Cambodian Chinese Friendship Association of Victoria
  • Cathay Pacific Airlines
  • Chao Feng Chinese Opera
  • Chesterton International
  • Chinatown Precinct Association Inc.
  • Chinese Association of Victoria
  • Chinese Community Society of Victoria
  • Chinese Culture and Arts Association
  • Chinese Elderly Home
  • Chinese Fellowship of Victoria Inc.
  • Chinese Heritage Society of Australia
  • Chinese Professional & Businessmen’s Association
  • Chinese Salvation Army
  • Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne
  • Chinois Café Bar Restaurant
  • Chung Shan Buddhist Association
  • Chung Wah Association
  • Claremont Petroleum
  • Clarke Customs Pty Ltd
  • Coles Variety Stores
  • Diamond Dynasty Restaurant
  • Dragon Boat Restaurant
  • East Timor Chinese Middle and Aged Association
  • Ethnic Chinese Happy Age Association
  • Federal Hotels & Casinos
  • Federation of Chinese Associations
  • Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society Australia Inc.
  • Flower Drum Restaurant
  • Fortuna Village Restaurant
  • Gianarelli& Sons Pty Ltd
  • Guangdong Association of Australia Inc.
  • Hakka Association of Victoria Inc.
  • Heavenly Queen Temple Society Inc.
  • Holding Redlich Cooper Korbl
  • Hormal Pty Ltd
  • Imaginsight
  • Indo China Ethnic Chinese Association of Victoria Inc.
  • Jefferson Ford Pty Ltd
  • Kabo Lawyers
  • Kong Chew Society
  • Kuo Ming Tang
  • Lander & Rogers Solicitors
  • Lin Yi Lion Dancing Team Inc.
  • Livingstone Audio Aust.
  • Lung Kong Association Melbourne
  • Makmur Enterprises Pty Ltd
  • Marshall Golding Adam
  • Matrex International Trade Marketing Pty Ltd
  • Maunsell and Partners Pty Ltd
  • Maxted Marketing Pty Ltd
  • Melbourne Dai Loong Association Inc
  • Melbourne Taiwan Ladies’ Association
  • Niro Granite
  • Norman Brothers
  • NumPon Soon Society Inc.
  • Oshima Computers Pty Ltd
  • Pacific Enterprises Aust.
  • Pacific Malting Co Pty Ltd
  • Peat Marwick Hungerfords
  • Po Hong Company
  • Prahran Elderly Citizen’s Association
  • Pride Hire
  • Prokop Abbott Advertising Pty Ltd
  • Red Lantern Restaurant
  • Republic of China Veterans Association
  • Salmanns International Pty Ltd
  • Sichuan Province Restaurant
  • Simpson Kotzman Pty Ltd
  • Southern Cross Group
  • Springvale Asian Business Association Inc.
  • Springvale Ethnic Chinese Caring Friendship Association Inc.
  • State Bank of Victoria
  • State Government China Advisory Committee
  • Stonnington Chinese Association
  • The Antique Orient Express
  • The Chinese Masonic Society Melbourne
  • The Chinese Poets & Authors Society of Victoria
  • The Chinese See Yup Society of Victoria
  • The Ho Group of Companies
  • The Hong Kong Club Inc. Victoria
  • The Pratt Group of Companies
  • The Sheraton Hotel Melbourne
  • The Teo Chew Chinese Association
  • Timor Ethnic Chinese Association
  • Timorese Middle and Aged Association in Victoria
  • Tue Than (Viet Tu) Alumni Association of Victoria
  • Wah Chin Sports Association
  • Yung-She Chinese Artists Society of Australia