Friends of the CBC auxiliary

  • The Friends of the CBC auxiliary was established in October 2018.

    The CBC activities presently include:

    • Clinical ethics consultations within The Royal Children's Hospital and increasingly in other health services;
    • Bioethics research involving PhD and other students;
    • Bioethics education across all departments of the RCH;
    • Journal discussion meetings; and the
    • National Bioethics Conference.


    The National Bioethics Conference remains a vital 'plank' of the CBC in providing a platform for the exchange of views both on the domestic stage as well as in the international arena. The Conference both confers and confirms the CBC's reputation as a Centre of Excellence. The Friends of the CBC’s primary task is to secure funding for the Conference as well as ongoing education projects.


    Benefits of being a Friend of the CBC include:

    • an invitation to the three-day National Bioethics Conference;
    • acknowledgment as a 'Friend' in the Conference Program (with your permission);
    • access to research articles produced by the CBC;
    • receipt of an Annual Report summarising the activities of the CBC;
    • an invitation to a 'Hypothetical' or other similar events to be held at the RCH on future dates;
    • the RCH Foundation e-newsletter;
    • the Auxiliary Digest newsletter; and
    • not least, a heartfelt glow of satisfaction.


    The CBC Conference and Education programs require funding and we feel the ‘Friends’ is the best means to secure these vital functions. Your support is very much needed. 


    1.      Should you wish to make a payment of the annual suggested gift of $200 via EFT please see the RCH Foundation banking information below.


    Account Name: Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation - Operating Account: (Trust 1)

    Bank: Bendigo Bank

    BSB: 633 000

    Account no: 150063493

    ABN: 15 007 143 142

    ACN: 007 143 142


    Please use “CBC Auxiliary” in the banking description for easy tracking. Once your payment has been made please notify Lucia Di Maio, RCH Foundation Auxiliaries Administration Officer, via email with your payment remittance and address details so that you can be mailed a printed receipt.


    2.       For credit card payments over the phone or any further queries with regards to payment please contact Lucia via 03 9345 4508.

    We welcome you to join the ‘Friends of CBC’. For further information, please contact:

    David Kolieb (President) CBC Auxiliary on 0417 503 964

    Ric Comber (Treasurer) CBC Auxiliary on 0412 243 624