OC Connections’ two major fundraising events – a charity golf day and Christmas Tree Festival – receive wonderful community and corporate support. Find out how you can become involved in these fun and exciting events.

OC Connections holds two major fundraising events each year – our annual charity golf day and Christmas Tree Festival.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on fundraising dollars to supplement our services and pay for specialist equipment not covered by government funding. In the past, fundraising has paid for modified buses that transport participants to community activities; assistance for the financially disadvantaged to buy wheelchairs that help them get around and enhance their independence; computer touch screens to assist those with poor vision or hand-eye coordination.

Corporate Charity Golf Day


Held each year at Melbourne’s prestigious Metropolitan Golf Club, our charity golf day attracts support from corporate partners, business associates and the broader OC Connections’ community.

An incredibly popular event, the day draws keen golfers from across Melbourne eager to play at one of the country’s best courses.

There are many ways to support our golf day:

  • Register yourself or a team (Ambrose competition) to play
  • Take advantage of OC Connections’ generous sponsorship opportunities
  • Donate prizes for the raffle.

As spots for this event fill quickly, we advise those interested to register early.

Christmas Tree Festival

Our popular festival originally began in the 1960s in the backyard of Frank Burton, whose daughter attended our day support services. In time the festival grew and is today our biggest fundraiser, attracting generations of families who regard buying one of our trees as a Christmas tradition.

Each year, more than 1500 trees are sold by a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time throughout the week and on weekends to help people find that perfect pine. The festival runs throughout December.

Our fundraising events rely heavily on the support of our volunteers. To help us run these fun and exciting events, please complete the enquiry form below.

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