Children First is a Melbourne based not-for-profit charity. Our mission is to collaborate with exceptional health professionals enabling life-changing surgery, and to provide holistic care in Australia for disadvantaged overseas children who are entrusted to us. The Foundation has a proud history built on the belief that excellent medical care is a basic right of every child regardless of where they are born.

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of donors, corporations, trusts and foundations. With this help from our people and our supporters we’re able to bring children from developing countries to Australia for surgery that is not available in their country of birth. We also support disabled or chronically ill children in Australia by providing the ‘gap’ funding for equipment and services to improve their quality of life. The Foundation has DGR status, and all donations to the Foundation over $2 are fully tax deductible.

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Our History

Children First Foundation was established when a team of like-minded people shared a dream of a world where all children had access to excellent medical care when they needed … read more 

Our People

At Children First, we are incredibly grateful for the time and dedication of our Board of Directors, Patrons, Principal Ambassadors, Volunteers and the Foundation Team. Board of … read more 

Our Supporters

At Children First Foundation, we are indebted to our principal supporters for their commitment to helping the disadvantaged children of our world. They share a passion for … read more