Early childhood is a particularly crucial time in a child’s mental, emotional and educational development. All children need support to feel safe and secure.

But this isn’t always the case and that is why your donation is needed.

Some families find it difficult to provide a stable and nurturing environment in which children can thrive with homelessness and disadvantage negatively affecting a child’s health, wellbeing and education.

To overcome these challenges we work with the existing strengths of children, their families, and communities to help and support children so they have every opportunity thrive.  

To read about a child who has helped through donations click hereYour charity donation goes further with Mission Australia.

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

To address this Mission Australia supported 85,917 families and children through 174 children and family services last year alone.

We start with prevention and early intervention programs and provide counseling and case management services so parents and children enjoy the individual support and help they need. We provide a safe place for children and families experiencing homelessness.

We also offer high quality early learning, childcare and long day care through Mission Australia Early Learning and connect children to communities through our Communities for Children early intervention programs across Australia.

It’s donations like yours that help us make a difference. Your donation is an investment into the long-term wellbeing of a child, because at Mission Australia we give children the support and help they need to reach an independent and fulfilling adulthood.

Thank you for choosing to donate. By adding to our fundraising efforts you’re making a difference in the lives of children across Australia. 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.

Read Mission Australia's promise to you.


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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 help provide a family of 5 with a pack of children's clothing, educational books and toys to help set them up .



can provide a place to help a disadvantaged child in a school holiday playgroup.



can pay for a week's accommodation and counselling to support a child who has been abused.



can support a child from a homeless family with safe and secure accommodation for a fortnight.

One-off donation



can provide three new toys for a disadvantaged child at one of our early learning centres.



can help pay for a parenting workshop that aims to reduce child abuse and neglect.



can help pay for a qualified Case Manager to support a child in need and their family.



can help pay for a crisis or medium-term accommodation for a child from a family in need.

Supporter testimonials

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