Starlight's vision is that everyone experiences a happy childhood, because happiness matters.

Serious childhood illness doesn’t just impact a child’s health.  It can turn their whole life upside down, causing them to miss out on spending time with their family, building friendships, going to school and just living their life. 

Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. But sick children and young people need more than the exceptional care that our clinicians can offer.  They need the social and emotional support that lets them be a child. 

This is Starlight’s job. For over 30 years we have used play, social connection and creativity to support children and young people in some of their toughest times and to positively change their healthcare experience.

We work alongside clinicians, wherever they go, from by the bedside in a major paediatric hospital to mobile clinics visiting remote communities. Working in partnership to deliver the best possible care for children and young people across the whole country, so that they can live their best lives.

Our people

We shine brightly for sick kids in everything we do

Meet the Board

Our National and State Advisory Boards volunteer their expertise and time to Starlight

Our partners

Our amazing partners help bring happiness to sick kids

Safeguarding children and young people

Starlight's most important responsibility.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Starlight’s vision for reconciliation for a brighter, more inclusive future.

Our performance

We are committed to effective & efficient program delivery and continue to be custodians of the donated dollar