Starlight Wishes help dreams come true
When sick kids’ worlds are filled with hospital and treatment, a Starlight Wish is an incredible gift of happiness.
Starlight Wishes give sick kids something fun to look forward to and create new memories to treasure forever.
When you grant a Starlight Wish, you help sick kids and their families leave the pain of treatment behind and enjoy more of what matters most - fun, joy and shared happiness. It's a once-in-a lifetime gift that helps sick kids’ dreams come true!
Starlight Wish journey
From the moment a child is told their Starlight Wish is to be granted the excitement begins. Dreaming, planning and talking about the wish is a great distraction from treatment and surgery. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel that lifts spirits and brings families together.
Each child is unique and so is each Starlight Wish. Designed to suit the specific needs of each child, Starlight Wishes come in all shapes and sizes - from travel wishes, hero wishes, experience wishes, gift wishes...the sky’s the limit!
The impact of a Starlight Wish
Kids enjoy a sense of control choosing their dream wish -> Kids feel stronger & empowered
Kids have something fun to look forward to ->Positive distraction from illness
Kids and families reconnect -> improves family cohesion
Kids enjoy a break from hospital -> happy memories build confidence & resilience
Kids feel happier and more positive -> Increased sense of wellbeing
1 in 4 Starlight Wishes are evaluated by families
Each year we grant over 500 Starlight Wishes and have granted more than 11,000
Refer a child for a Starlight Wish
I'm a healthcare professional
We accept referals from health professionals working in an Australian paediatric hospital.
I'm family or friends of a sick child
Find out how you can request a Starlight Wish from a health professional for a sick child