NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.


NIDA Foundation Trust

Established in 1984, the NIDA Foundation Trust is an independent body that raises funds for NIDA. The Trust supports projects and activities not provided for by regular government funding or earned income.

What does the NIDA Foundation Trust do?

The Trust works with NIDA to:

  • raise funds through donationscorporate partnerships and bequests
  • help to pay for new learning opportunities, play commissions and play productions
  • help NIDA grow, respond to change and meet the highest educational standards.

NIDA Foundation Trust Directors

  • Peter Ivany AO, Chairman
  • Andrew Banks
  • Victoria Buchan
  • Dr Peter Cooke AM
  • Garry McQuinn
  • Peter Reeve
  • Anna Samios
  • Catherine West

For more information about the NIDA Foundation Trust, please contact Lisa Hamilton, Head of Development and Alumni, on 02 9697 7594, or

The NIDA Foundation Trust: ABN 19 508 983 522. The NIDA Foundation Trust is registered as a charity and endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). It is a public ancillary fund covered by Item 2 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.