Bringing happiness, laughter and play to hospital
Hospital can be a pretty scary place if you're a kid.
Starlight turns that on its head.
We help make hospital fun for kids, teens and families. We help sick kids and families reconnect and take a break from the stress and pain of illness and treatment.
Fun and play are essential to a child's development. So, when illness and hospital take that away, Starlight is there helping sick kids feel happier, more confident and ready to tackle life's challenges.
A place to play in hospital
Step inside the Starlight Express Room.
Starlight Express Rooms are filled with fun and laughter and feel a world away from the reality of hospital. It's where Captain Starlight helps kids forget about everything they're going through and just be kids.
"The Starlight Express Room is an escape from hospital. It breaks up the monotony of hospital life by injecting fun, laughter and creativity into days that would otherwise be rough for sick kids,"
Ruby's mum, Danielle
There's something to keep kids and teens of all ages happy and distracted. From playing games and creating imaginary worlds, to arts, crafts, video games, special events, competitions, any activity you can think of and visits from VIPs, the Starlight Express Room transforms into whatever each individual child needs it to be!
You'll find Starlight in these locations
Western Sydney, NSW
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
John Hunter Children's Hospital
Queensland Children's Hospital
The Royal Children's Hospital
Monash Children's Hospital
Women's and Children's Hospital
Perth Children's Hospital
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children
Royal Darwin Hospital
Alice Springs, NT
Alice Springs Hospital