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Businessman and philanthropist Paul Wheelton, AM KSJ, is a treasure hunter. He is skilled at sourcing the funds, the abilities and the motivation of others and harnesses these resources to deliver large-scale, charitable projects.


The Managing Director and owner of Australia’s largest Budget Rent A Car franchise group, Paul now devotes most of his time to philanthropy, loves to make a big difference, and have fun along the way. A charitable trust account holder with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, he applies his business acumen and networks of friends and colleagues to tackle charitable challenges that demand ‘critical mass’ to succeed.

Northern Health Foundation

Camberwell Grammar School

Lombok Eye Project


UPDATE - Northern Health Foundation - First Emergency Accommodation Relief House 
Construction of our first Emergency Accommodation Relief appeal house is well underway! We are now at the fixing stage and we are getting closer to making this house a home away from home for Northern Health patient families who are travelling excessive distances to access our services.  Read more here


Women Moving Millions (And One Good Man) - Paul Wheelton AM looks through the gender lens with a $1 million commitment to women’s equality.  

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The journey is the learning: Paul Wheelton AM shares thoughts about his PhD in hindsight, what it feels like to be the only male delegate at an international conference of high net worth donors, and more.

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From an introduction to tithing in his early years to making million dollar annual donations, Paul Wheelton AM KSJ is clearly aware of his purpose in life.

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