Make a charity donation to help prevent family homelessness

Did you know that families with children are the fastest growing homelessness group with 7,483 families, including 16,182 children homeless on any given night? 1

So when seeking accommodation families are also most likely to be turned away with fewer services able to accept children.

Making a tax deductible charity donation to Mission Australia will help stop family homelessness.

To read about a homeless family who has helped through donations click hereCauses for homelessness are varied and complex: escaping domestic and family violence is one trigger, as is financial difficulty, often because of unemployment.

Your tax deductible charity donation goes further with Mission Australia. It enables us to work alongside homeless people and families to provide counselling, referral advice, living skills programs and emergency and long term accommodation to help them overcome the varied challenges they face and break the cycle of homelessness.  

Last year alone Mission Australia supported 36,333 individuals through 111 homelessness services. But there is still much work to be done with 7,483 families, including 16,182 children homeless on any given night.1

Having a safe place to call home is one of the keys to independence. That is why we focus on the long term, and offer a wide range of tailored solutions for homeless people and families.

We stand together with homeless Australians in need, until they can stand for themselves. It’s donations like yours that make a lasting difference.

Thank you so much for choosing to donate. By adding to our fundraising efforts you’re making a difference in the lives of homeless people and families. All donations are tax deductible, you can donate online through credit card, direct debit or pay pal.

1 Chamberlain, C and MacKenzie, D (2008) Counting the Homeless 2006, Canberra: ABS, Catalogue No. 2050.0

*Names and images have been changed to protect the privacy of people we help.




In 2016, Mission Australia's families, children and early learning services helped more than 27,000 people to get back on their feet and move towards independence.

It is only possible to continue to change the lives of thousands of Australians in need through the generous gifts from our supporters and partners.

The Mission Australia supporter promise was created to ensure all supporters understand how valued they are by Mission Australia.

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How we use our funds

More than 86% of Mission Australia's income goes towards delivering services that support Australians in need.

Mission Australia is committed to good stewardship of all the funds in our care. We appreciate every donation we receive, and ensure that every dollar is well utilised.

We endeavour to reduce costs wherever possible and have a think twice policy about all expenditure. Thank you for your support.

Regular Giving donation



can provide a family of 5 with a pack of children's clothing, educational books and toys.



can help a family furnish their home with household essentials.



Can contribute towards providing a homeless family with groceries for a week.



Can help to provide a homeless family with safe and secure accommodation for a fortnight.

One-off donation



Can contribute towards providing a homeless family with healthy groceries each month.



can contributes towards the cost of utility expenses such as rent, furniture and electricity.



can help a family gain long term stable accommodation.



can help pay for a month’s accommodation and counselling for a recently homeless family.

Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'