Why donate to children in need?

Your gift this Christmas helps kids like Willow* who are experiencing violence, receive the services and support they need to keep them safe.


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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Watch Jordan's heartbreaking story

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.


Issues facing children in Australia


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.

Your donation matters


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.

Every donation makes a difference


1,713 young people were
supported through our
youth programs


Last year we helped
15,209 children, young people
and families


988 parents and carers
successfully completed
parenting programs


Easy ways to donate

Give monthly

By giving monthly you'll become a Barnardos Buddy, your monthly gift will give vulnerable Australian kids the chance at a brighter future

Fundraise for Barnardos

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

Make a donation

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


Our latest appeals

Willow's* story

Last Christmas Willow* didn’t get to open any presents. Instead they were hiding under the house while their mum was being badly beaten.

Read more of Willow’s story and how you can protect children from the harms of domestic and family violence this Christmas.

Max's* story

At age 2, Max was bashed so severely his thigh bone shattered. He needed surgery and therapy to learn how to walk again.

We need your support to continue our life-saving services for abused and neglected children like Max.

Lily's* story

In their short lives, Jasmine* 10 and her seven year old sister, Lily*, have known little of love, comfort or care. They have only known hunger, violence and abuse.

You can be a champion for children like Lily and help protect them from the horrors of abuse and neglect.

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