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LightnUp Inc. collaborates with people from all walks of life, to provide heart-warming events and workshops in Lismore and across Australia.

In 2024 the Lismore Lantern Parade celebrates 30years of lighting the hearts of our community.

It has been a crazy roller-coaster over the last few years, but, we are still here, shining as bright as ever, well almost. We were flooded in 2017 before COVID took its toll after the 2019 Bushfires.

LightnUp  moved to our new building - then came the Great Floods of '22.

On February 28 2022, we experienced the biggest flood Lismore has ever seen......

With another a month later, LightnUp Inc. is still recovering after not one, but TWO floods within a month!

The lantern workshop, situated on a hill and thought to be quite safe, was inundated and we lost so much.

Like so many over two years on we are still getting back on our feet, remaking lanterns, fixing the building and continuing to bring light to our community, every bit of help would be gratefully received.

Thanks in advance for your generous contribution.

how to donate





The Summerland Bank is a valued festival partner and we have a special donation account with them, you can make donations at any time


LightnUp Incorporated

BSB 728728

Acc 22291137


Or any Summerland Bank branch in the Northern Rivers.

tax deductible donations

LightnUp Inc is a registered project of the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal (FRRR).

Your donation over $2 is tax deductible. The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

(ABN 27 091 810 589) is a charitable foundation based on partnerships between philanthropy, community, government and business. FRRR partners with LightnUp Inc. to assist in fundraising for their Building Project and Creative Projects as charitable projects in line with FRRR’s purposes, through a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account.


Donations made into the FRRR Public Fund towards the LighnUp’s Inc Creative Projects are tax deductible because of FRRR’s tax status. 


To donate log on to the FRRR Online Account here. Use the drop down list under FRRR Hosted Donation Account (for community groups) and select: 'LightnUp Inc - LightnUp Creative Projects'.

Or, download the Official Donation FRRR Donation Form below and post it with your donation to the address on the form (cheques made out to Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal).

'The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is a charitable foundation based on a partnership between philanthropy, community, government and business'.​

at the lantern parade

market deLight

Visit our donations wishing well and toss in your spare cash or use the Square Reader.


lantern parade

There will be our wonderful Bucketeers throughout the Parade Route plus the Star Wars 51st Legion also our authorized donation collectors, will joyfully collect your spare change,

start saving now. Or

the digital bucket!

you can grab one of our QR CARDS 

and donate some money later from your mobile phone into the Digital Bucket


you could even donate now.

QR Code.


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