Become a monthly donor

Giving a monthly donation is the best way you can help make more wishes come true. Your regular support will deliver hope, joy and lasting memories to critically ill kids.

Monthly donations help us plan ahead

Make-A-Wish relies on supporters like you to help make wishes come true - we don’t receive government funding.

Today, one third of our total income comes from regular monthly donations, helping to deliver more wishes, faster and with maximum confidence throughout the year.

In addition to providing greater certainty, your regular monthly gift also reduces administration costs, meaning more money goes directly to creating children’s wishes.

Regular giving with the Wish Express image of train

Set up your monthly donation online

It's quick, safe and infinitely rewarding! If you have any questions or want to speak with someone first, please call our Supporter team on 1800 032 260 or email [email protected]

Being a Monthly Giver means more

There’s lots to love about giving regularly to Make-A-Wish:

  • Join an exceptional group of Australians who believe in the life-changing power of a wish
  • Know that you’re helping seriously ill children and their families when they need it most
  • Share and follow updates on the unforgettable wishes you're making come true
  • Receive a consolidated tax statement at the end of each financial year

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Where will your ticket as a monthly donor take you?

Embark on the Wish Express and help us deliver the wish effect!

As a regular donor of Make-A-Wish Australia you’ll get a first class seat as we deliver life-changing wishes to sick kids. Every platform is a new Wish Journey that is as unique as the child who imagines it. Go behind the scenes and meet the wish creators, volunteers and most of all the kids and families impacted by every wish - that your generous support makes possible.

The Wish Journey

Once you arrive at the platform, you'll be transported into the wish itself by joining us on the Wish Journey from start to finish. Your monthly donation will deliver the powerful Wish Effect creating a lasting impact on sick kids. Kids like Scarlett, whose life consisted of hospital visits after she was diagnosed with a rare heart defect at just 21 weeks.

Make a monthly gift

Join The Wish Express in three simple steps 

Choose your regular donation processing date (ie. Day 2 of the month) and enter secure payment details. You'll receive confirmation when your donation is processed.

You'll receive a Make-A-Wish Welcome Pack in the post shortly after you sign up. We'll also send you a consolidated tax statement at the end of each financial year, and keep you updated on the impact you have on the lives of sick kids around Australia.

Join The Wish Express today and help grant wishes every month!

By giving a small donation every month, you will be joining our Wish Force, a group of community minded individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of children with a critical illness.

Monthly giving is the most effective way to donate – we count on your monthly donations to be able to plan ahead and provide support to critically ill kids in need of the joy of a wish.

Thank you for choosing to bring hope, joy and fun to the lives of critically ill children when they need it most.


Questions on becoming a Regular Monthly Giver

Yes. All transactions on the Make-A-Wish Australia website are secure and protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

When you donate online, Make-A-Wish uses Stripe, a reputable payment gateway, to process online donations on our behalf. The merchant will show as “Make-A-Wish Australia Richmond Aus” on your credit or debit card statement.

Make-A-Wish shares some examples of the impact various donations can have on our giving forms - however there is no fixed amount and the choice is entirely yours.

Whatever you choose to donate, we are grateful for your support.

No - there is no fixed term that you need to sign up to. It's an ongoing agreement until you let us know otherwise.

You can update your payment preferences anytime, including the amount you give and date your donation is processed. You can update your details in the following ways:

Please note, for security reasons, we can’t update your credit or debit card details over email. Please call and leave a message if it's after hours, letting us know when to call you back.

Get in touch with our team with any questions about your regular donation.

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In Australia today, the latest studies suggest more than 14,000 children are living with a life-threatening illness*. Thousands more are born or diagnosed with serious illnesses each year:

  • Approximately 2,400 babies are born with a heart condition each year (
  • One in every 2,500 births produces a child with cystic fibrosis (
  • More than 1000 children and teenagers (0-19 years) are diagnosed with cancer (
  • One in 2800 children are born with a condition that causes childhood dementia (Childhood Dementia Initiative)

While many of these children eventually go on to lead normal, healthy lives - the fight for their future is all-consuming. During the weeks, months and often years of treatment, there's little opportunity for sick kids to just be kids and enjoy moments other families take for granted.

*Source: Bowers AP. (2022) Estimate of the number of children aged 3 to 17 years with a life-limiting condition in Australia. Figure estimated using data obtained under a Public Health Act granted for Bowers AP. Planning for paediatric palliative care services in Queensland: Characteristics, demographics and health needs of children and young people with life-limiting conditions [unpublished PhD thesis]. Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology; 2020. Contact [email protected] for further information.

All regular donors receive an annual tax statement, via either post or email. If you are a regular donor to Make-A-Wish, you'll receive your statement by 25 July.

Meet the community granting life-changing wishes one month at a time…


(Wish mum and monthly donor)

"We were so grateful for the amazing wish you granted for Alex during his cancer treatment and we wanted to ensure that many other children could have their wishes granted too! These kids deserve something bright and positive to look forward to and we have witnessed first hand the power a wish can offer - hope for the future!"

Maurie and Pam

(Regular donors for 10 years)

"We're drawn to the core principle of bringing joy to children facing illness. Any opportunity to bring a smile to a sick child's face is incredibly meaningful to us."

Adam Fitzpatrick

(Regular donor)

"Seeing the hope and joy that wishes provide, helps a child get a second wind and push further on their journey. Wishes provide amazing benefits to a child and their families as they negotiate a challenging time."

Wish children whose images feature on this page:

Scarlett, 5, rare heart defect - 'I wish for a unicorn to fly and ride on'.

Image: The Herald Sun