‘One of Australia's greatest exports.' The Times

The ACO is Australia’s flagship orchestra, touring regularly to Europe, the USA and Asia. Such international touring is essential to the ACO, bringing us to new audiences, winning new friends for Australian music and attracting the world’s finest musicians to join the Orchestra.

You can help us to bring Australian excellence to the world stage by:

  • Becoming an International Patron by making a donation to the International Touring Program; or

  • Joining the Chairman’s Council, which supports the ACO’s international touring schedule.

Donations of $500 and above will be acknowledged in concert programs and on our website.


To find out more about supporting international touring, please contact Sarah Morrisby, Philanthropy Manager, at or on (02) 8274 3803.

The ACO would like to thank the donors who support our international touring activities:


International Touring Patrons

Lead Patrons$10,000 +

Stephen & Jenny Charles

Patrons$500 - $9,999

Philippa & John Armfield
Chris & Katrina Barter
Russell Baskerville
Paul Borrud
Craig & Nerida Caesar
Terry Campbell AO & Christine Campbell
Michael & Helen Carapiet
Andrew Clouston
Robin Crawford AM & Judy Crawford
Graham & Treffina Dowland
Vanessa Duscio & Richard Evans
Tony & Michelle Grist
Eddie Guillemette
Paul & April Hickman
Simon & Katrina Holmes à Court Family Trust
Jay & Linda Hughes
Di Jameson
Andrew & Lucie Johnson
Simon Johnson
Steve & Sarah Johnston
Russell & Cathy Kane
Wayne Kratzmann
Mr John Leece AM
David & Sandy Libling
Wai Choong Lye & Daniel Lye
Julianne Maxwell
Andrew & Cate McKenzie
Usmanto Njo & Monica Rufina Tjandraputra
Dr Eileen Ong
Susan Phillips
Andrew & Andrea Roberts
Urbane Restaurant Group
Jamie Thomas
Mr Christopher D. Martin & Mrs Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi
Dr Lesley Treleaven
Phillip Widjaja & Patricia Kaunang
Simon & Jenny Yeo