Supporting a range of charitable purposes with a primary focus on improving health and supporting medical research in Western Australia.

Over the past 50 years, the McCusker family has supported a wide range of charitable initiatives. Sir James McCusker and his son, the Honorable Malcolm McCusker AC CVO KC, have provided leadership, advocacy and more than $80 million dollars in funding support to worthwhile causes such as Alzheimer’s disease research, agricultural development and aged care.

Beneficiaries of the McCusker family’s support include:

Australian War Memorial
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

The family has supported many other charities including financing the construction of the Lady McCusker Village.

Latest News

  • 2023/24 – more than $20,000,000 donated

    The McCusker Charitable Foundation is proud, and humbled, to have been able to distribute more than $20 million dollars in the 2023/2024 financial year. Some of our beneficiaries included: Australian National University, Prostate Cancer Fdn, Queensland University, Voiceworks, Macquarie University, Open Medicine Fdn, University of WA, Zero2Hero, University of Sydney, Warpnine, Victor Chang Cardiac, Arts…

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  • YMCA WA Kokoda Challenge

    Providing young Western Australians with the opportunity to trek the Kokoda Track through the jungles of Papua New Guinea. A 96km adventure, that starts many months earlier, with guided challenges and supported training in Australia.

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  • Josh Kennedy Foundation

    Enriching regional communities by providing youth with opportunities to fulfil their potential through sport, education, health and wellbeing resources.

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  • St Patrick’s Community Support Centre Fremantle – Redevelopment Program

    A donation of $500,000 will help fund the delivery of a new fit-for-purpose Day Centre, Health Clinic, inclusive space and social enterprise cafe. The Centre will enable expansion of essential services and provide important ‘wrap around’ services for those experiencing chronic homelessness in the Fremantle area.

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