Make-A-Wish Australia

Make-A-Wish makes the cherished wishes of children and teenagers battling life-threatening medical conditions come true.


For over 30 years, Make-A-Wish has been the only charity in Australia solely focused on granting bespoke, life-changing wishes. 

At Make-A-Wish, we believe in the healing power of a wish. We work with each child one-on-one, delving into their imagination, taking them on a carefully designed, unique journey where they anticipate and experience their most cherished wish coming true. This journey gives these really sick kids and teens hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of their illness, and joy from their incredible wish experience. 

Make-A-Wish wishes are vital, build resilience and, together with medical treatment, give seriously ill kids the best chance of survival. A wish is a must-have, for children and teenagers fighting serious illness. 

The vast majority of families tell us they see noticeable, lasting improvements in their child’s emotional and physical health as a result of their wish journey. As one wish mum told us: “It was the turning point during his treatment.” 

Every Make-A-Wish wish is as inspirational and unique as the child who makes it. From wishing to meet a dinosaur, be a ‘plane driver’, see a unicorn fly or snow in Cairns - we make the impossible possible. We think outside the box to craft an amazing experience for each child and teenager – always staying true to their cherished wish. But it takes a collective force – an amazing Wish Force – of extraordinary individuals and organisations to make each child’s cherished wish come true. Wishes have the power to transform these children's lives. But we need your help. Join our Wish Force and volunteer with us today.


Our Projects

German Shepherd Dog Booklet

Make-A-Wish Australia

Creation of a fun & factual booklet about German Shepherd dogs that will be provided to our wish child (age 14) in the lead up to receiving their wish to keep them engaged and excited for their wish.

5 hours over 2 weeks
Apply by 04 Mar, 2018

Create a Princess Pageant dress

Make-A-Wish Australia

We would like a beautiful princess pageant dress made for an 8 year old girl. We would like for the child to design it herself and the applicant to bring the design to life.

15 hours over 3 weeks
Apply by 21 Feb, 2018