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Donate your car program

Have you bought a new car? Or do you want to get rid of an unwanted car?
The Donate Your Car program is a free and fast alternative to selling or trading your vehicle.
It is an easy way to make a significant contribution to the lives of young Australians who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Complete the online donation form.
Step 1
We get in touch within 3 business days to organise vehicle collection.
Step 2
Remove the number plates and hand them in to your local transport authority.
Step 3
Your vehicle is collected and goes to auction at Manheim.
Step 4
You will receive a tax receipt (usually within 12 weeks of vehicle collection).
Step 5

Where the money goes

More information about the program

Things you should know

  • We accept cars, boats on trailers, caravans, motorbikes, trucks etc.
  • We accept all types of vehicles, running, not running, classics, lightly used and even the end of life vehicles.
  • We only need three business days to organise the towing truck after we get your online form.
  • We receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle - all auction services are kindly donated by Manheim.
  • All vehicle donations are eligible for a tax deduction based on the amount the vehicle is sold for at auction.
  • All vehicles valued by the ATO at more than $5000 are eligible for a tax deduction based on the current market value.

Do you want to know more about the vehicle collection, the auctions or the tax deductibility?
Visit our FAQs page!

Update on the program

Since the launch of the Donate Your Car program in 2006, more than 6000 people have generously donated their vehicle to Kids Under Cover. One hundred percent of the money raised from the Donate Your Car program has gone towards our work in preventing youth homelessness; however on any given night there are still more than 44,000 homeless young people. By donating your old unwanted car, you will make a difference in the fight against youth homelessness. Please donate today!

Number of vehicles donated

Last month
(April 2015)
This year
(Since 1 January 2015)
Grand total
(Since 2006)

The Donate Your Car program is proudly supported by:

Auction Partner


Gold Partner


Gold Partner (VIC)

Sen 1116 & MyMP 1377am

Silver Partner (VIC)

Royal Auto

Silver Partner (VIC)

Herald Sun

Silver Partner (NSW)

2GB 873AM

Bronze Partner (VIC)

Moreland City Council

Supporting Partner (VIC)

Top Speed Motor Group

Supporting Partner

Savvy Finance + Insurance

Supporting Partner

FirstRate Car Loans

Supporting Partner (VIC)

Hume City Council

Supporting Partner (VIC)

Banyule City Council