Be a champion for children and help us give Aussie kids a brighter future

Why do we need champions for children?

At Barnardos, we want to empower every child in Australia to reach their full potential. For most children, the future looks bright and is filled with endless opportunities.

However, some children are not so lucky.

Every day we are seeing more Australian children suffer under the heavy weight of disadvantage. Whilst we’re working intensively to break this cycle, the need for our vital services continues to rapidly grow.


Tragically in Australia


kids can't live at home with their parents due to abuse and neglect


child dies every two weeks as a result of abuse and neglect


reports of child abuse or neglect are received every day

That's why we need your help!


What type of champion will you be?


Your generosity will help make a profound difference to the lives of vulnerable children.


Join one of our events or do it your way. Every dollar raised will help change lives!

Foster carer

Make a child's life extraordinary. Become a Barnardos foster carer to help create a brighter future for children in need.


Your impact will last a lifetime

When you become a champion for children, you are changing the lives of those most vulnerable in our community – our children.


Occupational therapy, dental work, glasses, nutritional support or speech therapy for children in our care


Academic support for children who have fallen behind so that they can get back on track


Counselling and specialist therapy for children who have experienced trauma so they may begin to heal


Intensive support for families struggling with poverty, homelessness and mental health issues

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