Building Our Community Partnerships

As we approach the launch of the 10c Refund Container Deposit Scheme for Victoria, we are thrilled to announce that donation partner registration is now open. This is a fantastic opportunity for community groups, schools, and charitable organisations to become a vital part of this initiative while benefiting your cause and promoting environmental sustainability in our community.

Why become a donation partner?

CDS Vic allows charities and community groups to raise funds while championing recycling. It’s a win-win. Organisations interested in raising funds through the scheme must first register with CDS Vic to obtain a Donation Partner ID. This verifies your organisation as a registered entity in Victoria. There is no closing date for registering. To receive payments, organisations will also need to activate their Donation Partner ID with the relevant Zone Operator. For those in the East this will be Return-It. Please allow 10 business days for us to process your application.

How to Register

To begin your registration, you need to go to the CDS Vic website:

Please note to register with CDS Vic and  Return-It, you will need the following :

  • ABN/ CAN or the ability to sign a statutory declaration stating you are eligible to receive donations.
  • An application letter on your organisation’s letterhead.
  • Evidence that the bank account you have provided belongs to your organisation. (e.g. pre-printed bank deposit slip, bank statement header, bank information pdf).

How to get started fundraising

Once you are registered with the scheme and Return It you will be issued a unique Donation Partner ID, and you are ready to start fundraising. You can share this Donation Partner ID with your community to encourage them to donate their eligible drink containers to your cause. You could also start fundraising activities such as a collection drive or donation return points. Every bottle collected earns your cause 10cents.

We are excited to see the positive impact the scheme will have not only on our environment but your own causes. Thank you for considering becoming a donation partner in Return-It’s network.

Looking for a registered donation partner?

See our current registered partners below.

TRADING NAME                                                                       DONATION ID
SecondBite                                                                              C2000000365
Royal Childrens Hospital Good Friday Appeal                      C2000000397
The Scout Association Of Australia Victorian Branch           C2000000264
Wildlife Victoria Inc                                                                C2000000368
Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc.                           C2000000165
Hispanos Unidos de Victoria Inc.                                           C2000000198
The Leukaemia Foundation Of Australia Limited                 C2000000366
Orange Sky Australia Limited                                                C2000000660
The Rotary Club of Mt. Martha Inc                                         C2000000928
Foodbank Victoria Limited                                                     C2000000528
Australian Marine Conservation Society Inc                          C2000001122
Beach Patrol Australia Inc                                                       C2000001025
Lions Club of Moorabbin Incorporated                                   C2000001023
Oz Harvest Limited                                                                  C2000000495
Lions Club Of South Vermont Inc.                                           C2000000231
Benteligh Calisthenics College Inc.                                          C2000001815
Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club Inc.                                           C2000001749
Country Fire Authority                                                              C2000001881
Presbyterian & Scots’ Church Joint Mission Inc                       C2000001254
Toy Libraries Australia Inc.                                                        C2000002640
Heatherton Cricket Club                                                           C2000002772
Outlook (Aust) Limited                                                             C2000000398
Vinnies Victoria                                                                         C2000000462
Anchor Community Care Ltd                                                   C2000001061
East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee of Management Inc       C2000001156
Hawthorn Amateurs Football Club                                          C2000000529
Cancer Council Victoria                                                            C2000000858
Yooralla                                                                                     C2000002277