Mawson's Huts Foundation Fundraising Raffle | RaffleLink

Tickets limited to 6000 for a unique experience

The raffle will help raise funds to conserve the historic huts at Cape Denison, East Antarctica, which were the main base of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Dr Douglas Mawson.

Tickets are priced at $25 each, 2 tickets for $49, 3 tickets for $70, 5 tickets for $110, 12 tickets for $250, 25 tickets for $500



1st Prize valued at $23,000

Travel aboard the purpose built Ocean Endeavour with Chimu Adventures. The cruise departs the southern Argentinian port of Ushuaia and takes you across the formidable Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula and the beautiful South Shetland Islands. This is a great opportunity to tick another destination off your bucket wish list and visit the world's fifth largest and most spectacular continent. Watch glaciers "calving", whales and amazing birdlife on the voyage of a lifetime. Accommodation provided in Ushuaia but airfares are not included. Cruise for for 2 people.  Travel can be arranged and valid for the next 3 years.

Prize Courtesy of Chimu Adventures

Please note fair and reasonable COVID-19 cancellation policy.

Travel can also be deferred to 2023-24 if preferred.

2nd Prize valued at $4,200

Two economy seats on a flight over the Antarctic.

See Antarctica from the air on a 12 hour round trip from an Australian capital city in 2021-22. Enjoy the view of this amazing white continent from the comfort of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Prize Courtesy of Chimu Adventures

Please note fair and reasonable COVID-19 cancellation policy.

3rd Prize valued at $1,100

Antarctic Whisky Collection.

Bottle 1: Specially bottled for the Foundation by Launceston Distillery, this first batch whisky was produced from the finest Tasmanian ingredients and are an individually numbered collections item. 

Bottle 2: Made in 2020 by Overeem whisky to celebrate Dr. Geoff Wilson's solo crossing of Antarctica, this limited edition release sold out soon after being made available to the public. A Tasmanian made classic.

2 Bottles total ; Made by Launceston Distillery and Overeem Whisky

4th Prize valued at $700

An Antarctic Book Collection plus a bottle of Mawson Antarctic Whisky

 A collection of  5 Antarctic Books. This would be a fantastic addition to any home library. It includes a signed copy of “Mawson” by Peter FitzSimons, “Mawsons Huts” soft cover by David Jensen AM as well as 3 of our staff favourites.  Also included is a bottle of Antarctic Whisky made by Launceston distillery.

5th Prize valued at $550

Limited Edition Sir Edmund Hillary Plaque.  Sir Edmund Hillary, the first to climb Mount Everest, was a strong supporter of the Mawson's Huts Foundation upon our inception in 1997. Sir Edmund signed a limited number of these exclusive items for the foundation to assist in fundraising. Our fantastic sponsors Blundstone Australia have also offered a voucher for a pair of their iconic boots in addition to the plaque.

6th Prize valued at $200

Wendy Sharpe Limited Edition Print - Under Heavenly Colours


Terms & Conditions

This raffle is being held for Mawson's Huts Foundation PO Box 290, North Sydney, NSW, 2059.

The Raffle commences on the 1st of December 2021, closes on the 30th of June 2022 and will be drawn on the 1st of July 2022 at Mawson's Huts Foundation, 101/308 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest at 3.00pm. The draw will be conducted using a RaffleLink System draw process. Ticket buyers do not have to be present at the draw. Winners will be contacted by phone and/or email within 2 days after draw. Details of the Winner(s) will be displayed at and and The Advertiser on the Wednesday 6th July 2022. State(s) where tickets are on sale ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS, VIC.

The Mawson’s Huts Foundation board members/management/committee executives, raffle organisers and their immediate families (those living at the same premises) are not permitted to participate in the raffle.

Ticket sales will be capped at $148,750.00 for this raffle.  Should this be reached prior to the full 6000 tickets being sold the raffle will be closed.

The draw will be conducted by electronic draw. This will be done at 101/308 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest on 1 July at 3pm.  Ticket buyers do not have to be present at the draw. Winners will be contacted by phone and/or email within 7 days after draw.  Winners will be announced in The Advertiser newspapers on Wednesday 6th July.

Prize Claim - Winners have 12 months from the date of notification to claim their prize.

Unclaimed Prize - If a prize is not claimed after 12 months from notification, then the raffle organiser will advise the regulatory bodies in each state as required and seek their direction and/or approval to sell the prize and apply the sale proceeds to the beneficiary’s purpose.

If a winner resides in either the ACT or NSW and their prize is not claimed then another ticket for this prize will be drawn from ACT and NSW entrants only via an “online random picker”, names will be entered using csv file as downloaded from original participants.  The redraw winner has 12 months from date of notification to claim their prize.

Prize is non-transferable or available in cash equivalent and may be substituted, subject to each participating state’s legislative requirements.

Permit/Licence for ACT R 21/00208, SA M14136, VIC 10547/21.

Persons under the age of 18 years are unable to enter.

The odds of winning the stated prizes based on the total possible ticket sales displayed are: 1st Prize 1/6000, 2nd Prize 1/5999, 3rd Prize 1/5998, 4th Prize 1/5997, 5th Prize 1/5996, 6th Prize 1/5995. Prizes are not transferable or and non-cash prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes may be substituted, subject to each participating state's legislative requirements. Some images are display only and may not be a true reflection of the prize.

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