A message to our community
Make-A-Wish Australia extends its thoughts to all of those impacted by the bushfires across Australia.
As a community organisation, our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected, including our wish families, volunteers, partners and supporters.
We would also like to acknowledge the incredible emergency services who are always so generous with their support of wishes. We thank you for all you’re doing to keep our communities safe.
We need your help
Each year, thousands of Australian children are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Our mission is to create a life-changing wish for every one of them.
With 700 kids on a Wish Journey, every dollar helps grant more wishes, which is why your support is so important.
A Make-A-Wish wish is not a fleeting gift - each child's Wish Journey is carefully planned and delivered over several stages to create a positive, lasting impact.
- Wishes are designed to complement a child's medical treatment, working to calm, distract and inspire at a time they need it most.
- When a wish is realised, a child discovers that despite their situation, anything is possible.
As one of Australia's most reputable charities, Make-A-Wish partners with sick kids, their families and medical teams to grant wishes as unique as the children who imagine them.
Wish kids are our boss - we start every Wish Journey by sparking their imagination! Then we put our teams, volunteers and supporters to work to make it happen.
Together, our #WishForce has delivered more than 10,000 life-changing wishes since 1985, and counting!
More ways to get involved
Challenge yourself or get active as a family, business or school. With so many fun ways to help, every dollar raised means more wishes can come true for sick kids and their families.
From corporate volunteering and giving programs to wish workshops and bespoke collaborations - find out more about partnering with one of Australia's best-loved children's charities.
Wish children whose images feature on this page:
Emma, 8, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia - I wish to be a rockstar princess
Archie, 6, congenital heart disease - I wish to be Australia’s newest Cricket Captain.
Audrey, 6, retinoblastoma - I wish to go to the snow in my own rocket
Ace, 18, dystonia - I wish to be a part of the Brisbane Lions’ inner sanctum