All children deserve to be loved and nurtured. Yet every day in Australia there are over 1,200 reports of child abuse and neglect*.

Many parents wish to nurture their children effectively but the trauma in their own lives prevents them. Violence, mental illness, drugs and alcohol as well as poverty and homelessness affect the lives of many children known to us.

Monthly donation

By becoming a ‘Barnardos Buddy’ you will guarantee we can continue supporting children, young people and their families who are in desperate need of our help, for as long as they need us.

You will follow a real-life child in our care on their journey towards healing. Throughout the course of the year you will receive regular updates from your Barnardos child and from Barnardos about the programs and services we run. This will give you a deeper insight into how your vital donations are helping to improve the life of your Barnardos child and of some of the country’s most vulnerable children and young people.

Regular donations can be deducted from your nominated bank account or credit card.


Your support can help give a child:

How your support helps Barnardos Buddies

  • A dedicated caseworker to provide one-on-one emotional support, advice and guidance.
  • The chance to recover from their past and understand this is not their fault through: grief and trauma counselling, support groups and group therapy.
  • Access to services that help transform children’s lives such as homework and tutoring support, mentoring and life skills.
  • Ongoing tailored support for as long as they need.

Your support will make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable Australian children - become a Barnardos Buddy today.

Monthly Donation





Single / one-off gift

By giving a single gift today, you can help make an immediate impact to children in Australia.

Alternatively you can call 1800 061 000 to make a donation over the phone; Or mail your donation to GPO Box 9996, in your capital city.

Single Gift



(*AIHW 2019)



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