Since the opening of the Museum in 1985, there have been hundreds of contributions to the Museum in a multitude of ways.

Many government agencies, corporations, institutions, Chinese-Australian community organisations, families and individuals have been ongoing supporters of the Museum. This has been through financial donations for infrastructure and general operations, sponsorship of exhibitions and donations to the collection of items of heritage value. Volunteers have donated their time to staging activities and community events and have assisted in undertaking historical research and form part of the guiding program of the Museum.

Major Supporters

Government Supporters
  • City of Melbourne
  • Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • The Consul General Melbourne, Peoples Republic of China
  • Victorian Government
Community, Educational and Industry Organisations
  • Asian Business Association of Whitehorse
  • Asian Television Australia Association
  • Australia China Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Australia Shanghai General Chamber of Commerce
  • Australian Chinese Community Association
  • Ballarat Chinese Community Association
  • BC Magazine
  • Bright Moon Buddhist Society Inc.
  • Cambodian Chinese Friendship Association of Victoria
  • Chao Feng Chinese Opera
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Chinatown Precinct Association Inc.
  • Chinese Association of Victoria
  • Chinese Community Society of Victoria
  • Chinese Culture and Arts Association
  • Chinese Elderly Home
  • Chinese Fellowship of Victoria Inc.
  • Chinese Heritage Society of Australia
  • Chinese Professional & Businessmen’s Association of Vic.
  • Chinese Salvation Army
  • Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne
  • Chung Shan Buddhist Association
  • Chung Wah Association
  • East Timor Chinese Middle and Aged Association
  • Ethnic Chinese Happy Age Association
  • Federation of Chinese Associations
  • Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society Australia Inc.
  • Guangdong Association of Australia Inc.
  • Hakka Association of Victoria Inc.
  • Heavenly Queen Temple Society Inc.
  • Indo China Ethnic Chinese Association of Victoria Inc.
  • Kong Chew Society
  • Kuo Ming Tang
  • Lin Yi Lion Dancing Team Inc.
  • Lung Kong Association Melbourne
  • Melbourne Chinatown Precinct Association
  • Melbourne Dai Loong Association Inc
  • Melbourne Taiwan Ladies’ Association
  • Monash University
  • Multicultural Museums Victoria
  • NumPon Soon Society Inc.
  • Park Hyatt
  • Prahran Elderly Citizen’s Association
  • Republic of China Veterans Association
  • RMIT
  • See Yup Society Melbourne
  • Springvale Asian Business Association Inc.
  • Springvale Ethnic Chinese Caring Friendship Association Inc.
  • The Chinese Masonic Society Melbourne
  • The Chinese Poets & Authors Society of Victoria
  • The Chinese See Yup Society of Victoria
  • The Hong Kong Club Inc. Victoria
  • The Teo Chew Chinese Association
  • Timor Ethnic Chinese Association
  • Timorese Middle and Aged Association in Victoria
  • Tue Than (Viet Tu) Alumni Association of Victoria
  • Wah Chin Sports Association
  • Yung-She Chinese Artists Society of Australia
Individual and Family Supporters
  • Ah Mouy Family
  • Bill Au
  • C.K. Chai
  • David Cheng
  • Frank Chen
  • Jack Chia
  • Sir Rupert Hamer
  • Peng Cheong
  • Dato Low Yow Chuan
  • Don Dunstan
  • Khim Leang Hor
  • Gordon Hung
  • Bill Liao
  • Dr C.M. Liao
  • Clement Lee
  • Cina Lo
  • VinhLoi Ly
  • Dr. M.A. Pang
  • Mean Te
  • Henry Thai
  • MakmurTjangdjaja
  • Viminh Tran
  • Jason Yeap
  • S. Hunt