Why donate?

Sadly, many Australian children like baby Mia* are living with the devastating impact of abuse. Your support can help with the intensive care they need to begin to heal from their trauma.


In Australia, one child dies every two weeks as a result of abuse and neglect.

This is one too many. Children who are suffering from, or who are at risk of abuse and neglect face many challenges in their young lives. They have often been pushed to the edges of society, and their voices are all too rarely heard.

It’s not their fault...

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A lot of the children that come into the care of Barnardos have suffered severe trauma, neglect, emotional and physical abuse and exploitation. With our help, these children are given a second chance at a happy, safe childhood.

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Children are unable to live with their parents due to abuse and neglect.


Child dies every two weeks from abuse and neglect.


Daily reports of child abuse and neglect.


Children experiencing homelessness are under the age of 12.


Or 1 in 6 children live in poverty.


Women experience domestic violence with children witnessing the violence.

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Dental work, glasses, nutritional support or speech therapy for children in our care.


Academic support for children at school and at home who have fallen behind so that they can get back on track with their education.


Counselling and specialist therapy for children who have experienced trauma to help them overcome their past and understand that it is not their fault.


Intensive support for families struggling with poverty, homelessness and mental health issues and to prevent abuse and neglect from reoccurring.

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352 volunteers spread the love
through our corporate engagement program to assist our centres and support programs
Last year we helped 13,654 children,
young people and their families
65 %
97% of parents who completed
Barnardos parenting programs felt more confident in meeting their child’s needs

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Sponsor a child

Sponsor an Australian child and become a Barnardos Buddy today!

Fundraise for Barnardos

Every dollar that you raise is helping us reach our vision to help vulnerable children thrive again.

Single/Monthly donation

Your support will make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable Australian children

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