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, NSW

Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick

Newcastle, NSW

John Hunter Children's Hospital

Brisbane, QLD

Queensland Children's Hospital

Melbourne, VIC

The Royal Children's Hospital

Melbourne, VIC

Monash Children's Hospital

Adelaide, SA

Women's and Children's Hospital

Perth, WA

Perth Children's Hospital

Canberra, ACT

Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

Darwin, NT

Royal Darwin Hospital

Alice Springs, NT

Alice Springs Hospital