We Are

Taverners Victoria is a branch of a National, cricket-focused charity that supports Inclusive sporting opportunities for people living with a disability, disadvantage and in our Indigenous communities.

Formed in 1982, we are one of 11 branches of Taverners Australia, with roots to The Lord’s Taverners from Lord’s Cricket Ground, in England. Taverners are run entirely by volunteers with over 2,500 members across Australia.

We are proud to be an Official Charity Partner of Cricket Australia


We Do

We raise money so people who are: Hearing or Vision Impaired, live with an Intellectual Disability, experiencing economic disadvantage or are Indigenous, can participate, primarily in inclusive Cricket Programs and Competitions, and other sports.


Taverners have also supported wheelchair sport, including Tennis World Champion, Dylan Alcott early in his career and Horse Riding for the Disabled, among other recreational activities.

Taverners fund Woolworths Cricket Blast vouchers that cover the bulk of registration costs for kids aged 3-8, in disadvantaged areas across Australia.

We help Bushfire and Flood devastated communities in need, to reinstate their sporting facilities and replace lost equipment. We value the role community sport plays in bringing people together and healing after experiencing these catastrophic events.

We 'Give a Sporting Chance'  to help people develop their sporting potential, a love of the game and build valuable connections in the community.

1 in 6 Australians live with a disability.
43% of these (aged 15-64) main source of income comes from government social support.

Source – ABS (2018) and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Our support breaks down the financial barriers to participate in sport. Many of these groups experience significantly higher levels of unemployment and may rely on social welfare.

Intellectually Disabled

Hearing Impaired

Vision Impaired

Indigenous Cricket



Nationally, Taverners Australia has raised over $13.5 million since 1982 and now contribute over $300,000 a year, providing sporting chances at all levels of cricket.

Since 2017, Taverners have been Cricket Australia’s lead Community Partner. In the same year, the National Cricket Inclusion Championships (NCIC) were established.

Taverners proudly provide $100,000 annually towards this showcase tournament. The NCIC brings together Blind, Deaf and Intellectual Disability cricketers, to compete for their State or Territory, all at the one location.

Taverners funding means that every player is fully funded to participate, ensuring they all have an equal chance to represent their State or Territory. It’s a fantastic celebration and a chance to earn selection for Australia, in their cricket division.

At grassroots and Club Cricket level, the results are just as meaningful to the kids, men and women participating. These sporting chances provide a safe and inclusive environment for exercise, social integration and emotional well-being. Everyone in the community benefits from these outcomes.

Funding progress

  • National Cricket Inclusion Championships

  • Deaf & hearing impaired

  • Blind &vision impaired

  • Indigenous Cricket


The Benefits of supporting Inclusive Sport

A focus on individual’s ABILITY not Disability
Develop participant's Adaptability and Self-Esteem
Create long term Friendships
Overcome Financial Barriers to participation
Motivate healthier, active life-styles
Increase Community Engagement and acceptance

We Fundraise

Memberships provide the lifeblood for Taverners Victoria. Our members are kept informed about all our activities and fundraising events.

Events held across the year include dinners and lunches with celebrity guest speakers including the annual Boxing Day Test Breakfast at the MCG.

Other funding comes from Donations, Grants, Online Challenges, Sponsorships, Raffles, Wine and Merchandise Sales and future Travel experiences.

Gala Events

Taverners Victoria host around four Gala events a year including the Boxing Day Test Breakfast, the Annual Legends Awards Night, a Celebrity Footy Season Launch and support functions with the Australian Cricket Society.


#Sporting Challenges

We believe fundraising should be fun and shared with our friends. We are introducing new Sporting Challenges to highlight our causes via Social Media to spread the word. Get involved and take the #TavsBlindCricketChallenge


Sporting Chance Raffle

Every year we take part in the Taverners Sporting Chance Raffle to help stage and grow the NCIC. Tickets are $5 – This year’s Major prize is a $10,000 Harvey Norman Gift Card. Total of $15,500 in Prizes!


Travel Experiences

Taverners Victoria plan to resume International Cricket Tours when safe to do so. Enjoy memorable cricket experiences including invitational matches on foreign turf. Discover the delights on offer in each cricket-lover destination.

Product Sales

Support our causes by making a purchase from The Tavs Shop. Explore an exclusive Taverners Wine Offer or our range of Taverners Clothing including: shirts, windcheaters, caps, ladies scarves and gent’s ties.

Taverners Store


Our Work

You can support our inclusive sporting causes both financially and by volunteering. Our supporters are individuals and families, Cricket Clubs or Associations, Business Sponsors and Charitable Partners.

Taverners Australia, as a registered Charity, has formed The Taverners Foundation that allows donations of $2 or more to be tax deductible. Donations directed into this Fund support the National Cricket Inclusion Championships and Woolworths Cricket Blast for disadvantaged families nationally.