Wishing for a best friend

With more than 6,500 kids diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses each year, and 705 families already on a Wish Journey, we need your help to keep wishes like Grace's coming true.

Meet Grace

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 in 2019, every dollar helps grant more wishes, which is why your support is so important.

Ways you can help

Transforming lives

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.
About our wishes

About us

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!

About Make-A-Wish

More ways to get involved

Volunteer to do some good and become part of the world's largest wish-granting organisation!

Join the #WishForce

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.

Fundraise with us

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.

Explore partnership opportunities

If you're making or updating your Will, consider leaving a lasting legacy that makes more wishes come true.

Learn about leaving a legacy gift

Wish children whose images feature on this page:

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