It's been revealed which Australian town has been the most generous with its money and donated to necessary causes in 2021.
GoFundMe's annual Year in Giving report names south Queensland's, Hervey Bay as Australia's most generous town, followed by Mackay in eastern Queensland and the NSW Riverina town of Wagga Wagga, which made the top 10 list for the third consecutive year.
Australia's top 10 most generous towns for 2021 are:
- Hervey Bay (QLD)
- Mackay (QLD)
- Wagga Wagga (NSW)
- Coffs Harbour (NSW)
- Mandurah (WA)
- Ballarat (VIC)
- Launceston (TAS)
- Albury-Wodonga (NSW)
- Bunbury (WA)
- Bendigo (VIC)
GoFundMe Australia Regional Manager Nicola Britton said the close-knit nature of these towns means calls for support are answered quickly and generosity can spread rapidly.
"The generosity shown by millions of Australians who donated or launched fundraisers on GoFundMe this year shows that the true Aussie spirit of backing those in need is stronger than ever, despite economic uncertainty," she said.
Ms Britton said top most generous towns are also some of the hardest hit areas in terms of revenue loss from tourism.