Geelong Animal Rescue GAR Limited is a registered not-for-profit organization, established in April 2012. Based in Geelong, Victoria, GAR is run by unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of unwanted animals. We are funded by the generous donations of animal welfare minded supporters.

Welcome to Geelong Animal Rescue.


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We are in urgent need of wet & dry food, flea & worm treatments, bowls & leads, as well as dog beds. Please donate by contacting Jane on 0435 933 325. Thank you

Be a Foster Carer! Open your heart and home and make a difference to the lives of abandoned companion animals. email:

**WE WANT YOU!** We are now at capacity with animals and are being asked to take on more every day! We can only save as many lives as we have foster carers! We need people who are willing to open up their home to cats, kittens and medium to large breed dogs.

GARfest, Saturday, 16th July!


GARfest is a fundraising music festival for the Geelong Animal Rescue (GAR) to be held at The Barwon Club on Saturday the 16th of July. GARfest aims to raise funds for the Geelong Animal Rescue through ticket sales and through a raffle and silent auction to be held at the event.

GARfest boasts an excellent lineup of eighteen of Geelong’s best bands and musicians, who will perform across two stages from 5pm to midnight. There will be a prize for the best animal-themed costume on the night, so we urge people to see this as an opportunity to dress up and have a lot of fun.

Presale tickets are available via oztix  and they will be $15 at the door.

Please see the GARfest Facebook page ( or website ( for more information. We hope to see you there!

Our excellent lineup is as follows:

Imogen Brough, The Kite Machine, Famous Will, Audemia, Formiles, Modern Divide, Von Stache, Dec McKinnon and the Knockabouts, For Pluto, Bound by Hound, Crum Town Radio, Alchemy Inc., Jessey Jackson, Princess Planet and the Perfect Gentleman, Tom Walker, Steve Thew, Deijah, Devilmonkey

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Thanks to the wonderful people who were behind it!!! We are forever grateful for your time and generosity!!
Here is a message from the A-Team!

'The numbers are in, folks. With help from all the people who came on the night, and from the bands who donated their time, the venue organisers and sponsors, we managed to raise a grand total of $4731.75 on the night of the festival!!! These funds have been donated to the Geelong Animal Rescue. We managed to raise these funds through ticket sales, silent auctions and through two raffles that ran throughout the festival. We are really excited about this result, and we can’t thank you all enough for your contribution to the event!!! Thanks everybody :) The GARfest team.'
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GAR is a not for profit organisation that heavily relies on donations. We don’t have any paid workers, everyone is a volunteer! Every cent raised goes towards saving animals in need!

You can now donate using these simple steps:
– send an SMS that says GAR to 0437371371
– receive a reply with a link
– fill in your details and donate

Thank you for supporting GAR!

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Goodwill Wine – For All Your Wine Needs


Goodwill Wine is dedicated to sourcing the best quality boutique wine from independent wineries across Australia. They are a licensed fundraiser and as a business made possible from the goodwill of others, pledges 50% of the profit (a minimum of $20 per case) from your purchase to the charity or non-profit organisation of your choice.

Goodwill Wine is a supporter of GAR. You will be saving many lives by ordering your wine through this company. So please visit our page on their website and order your Christmas wine or your wine for any other occasions!

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eBay Auction


GAR is currently running an eBay auction. All proceeds from this auction will go towards saving more precious lives! Please have a look at what we have on offer; you might find something that you would like to give away or keep it yourself. All purchased items can be picked up from Highton in Geelong if you want to avoid paying for postage.
So please visit our page, spread the word, share with your friends and family.

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