Apply for a wish

Apply for a wish

Make-A-Wish Australia makes the cherished wishes of children and teenagers battling life-threatening medical conditions come true. Once your completed application is approved, we’ll take your child on a unique wish journey, and help build resilience with every step along the way. Make-A-Wish wishes give really sick children and teenagers hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of their illness, and joy from their incredible wish experience. We look forward to working with you to make a life-changing impact.

To apply for a wish from Make-A-Wish Australia, please SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

Children are welcome to fill out the form themselves, however it must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Application forms are available to complete online. Alternatively, you can:

  • ask for a wish application form at your local hospital or support group;
  • call us on 1800 032 260; or
  • send us an email at wishes@makeawish.org.au

We'll be in touch with applicants to let you know your form has been received.

Have questions about applying for a wish? Please read through our frequently asked questions or give us a call on 1800 032 260.

Who's eligible for a wish?

At Make-A-Wish Australia, all eligible children have the opportunity to have their cherished wish granted. Children who have already received a wish from another wish-granting organisation (e.g. Starlight Foundation) are not eligible to receive a wish from Make-A-Wish.

Age eligibility

Children between the ages of three and 18 with a life-threatening medical condition are eligible to receive a wish. Children must be under the age of 18 at the time of application; however the actual wish may take place after their 18th birthday.

Eligible children under the age of three may receive a wish hamper – a selection of age-appropriate toys. If the child is still medically eligible after their third birthday, they are able to apply for a wish at that time.

Medical eligibility

Life-threatening medical conditions include, but are not restricted to, leukaemia and other childhood cancers, cystic fibrosis, certain types of muscular dystrophy and cardiac disorders.

The decision a regarding a child's medically eligible for a wish with Make-A-Wish rests with their treating medical specialist.