Other opportunities to donate

Donate artwork to improve the environment for patients or make a donation to our patient library.

Library donations

Donations of magazines and books are greatly appreciated. To donate items, please call 03 8559 6815.


Many patients attend Peter Mac regularly and for lengthy periods, and we believe the quality of the environment is vitally important. Peter Mac has an extensive collection of contemporary Australian art across its five sites that, together with a number of other services, help to improve the overall patient experience.

The artworks, many of which are created by some of Australia’s best known contemporary artists, provide visual interest, stimulate conversation and offer a pleasant diversion for those attending Peter Mac. Works of art displayed at Peter Mac contribute greatly to humanising patient areas, enlivening interiors and creating a more welcoming environment for all.

Donating art

Each of the works in the Peter Mac Art Collection have been generously donated by private collectors, artists, galleries and corporations wishing to help us improve the patient experience through art.

The growing art collection includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings and original prints, displayed and rotated throughout Peter Mac’s five sites.

Peter Mac is a recognised participant in the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, which encourages gifts of art from private collectors to enhance the collections of public galleries, museums, libraries and hospitals. Gifts made under this program also attract significant tax benefits for donors.

All proposed donations must be discussed with Peter Mac’s Art Curator to ascertain suitability and ensure they fit within our Acquisitions Policy before being considered by an Acquisitions Sub-Committee for approval.

Contact information

Peter Mac’s art collection is managed by the Art Curator while a committee of volunteers raise funds to cover associated presentation costs including installation, equipment and framing.

If you are interested in donating a piece of art to the collection, contact the Art Curator via (03) 8559 7082 or [email protected]