The donation must have been made to an approved organisation.
If the receipt was 100% a donation and you did not receive any goods or services, then the answer is yes, you can claim.
If your receipt was part donation and part for goods or services you received, then the receipt should indicate what portion of the payment is a donation and only this portion is tax deductible.
Disclaimer: The above is general commentary and is based on information provided on the ATO website, please see links below. We recommend that you seek advice from a tax professional prior to making a tax deductible claim or creating your event.
Australian Tax Office links
NOTE to Event Organisers
- When creating a ticket type that has a portion of the ticket price as a donation, you should include in the ticket description what portion is a donation
example ticket description