12 Jun 2019

The 2019 Variety Kids' Surprise Party will be held on Wednesday 12 June

Click here to find out how your children can attend or register to be a volunteer at other Variety Kids’ Experiences

Each year South Australian kids in need are treated to a day full of fun with; entertainment, dancing, activities, snacks, lunch, and the chance to meet and greet with their favourite characters at the Variety Kids’ Surprise Party.

LOV a Surprise Party

More than 2,000 in attendance at the 2017 Variety Kids’ Surprise Party with a Western twist

On Wednesday 14 June, more than 1500 children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, together with 700+ carers and volunteers attended the Adelaide Convention Centre for the Variety Kids’ Surprise Party with a western twist!

Special thanks to the Ladies of Variety Committee and all of the other volunteers, to SEM Civil for traffic management, and to the Adelaide Convention Centre for donating the venue. The kids had a ball!

There was also great media coverage from the event. See news reports below:

Variety SA CEO Mark McGill in the 9 News Adelaide studio discussing the Variety Kids’ Surprise Party and more!

Variety SA Ambassador Kate Freebairn on Ten Eyewitness News Adelaide

7 News Adelaide

Volunteer to Assist

If you would like to Volunteer to assist with Variety SA Kids’ Experiences please:

  1. Download and complete the National Police Certificate Application click here
  2. Take this form, together with your Proof of Identification, to your local Police Station.
  3. Once these forms have been verified by SAPOL, send all forms to Variety:
    Attention: Tanya Apostolopoulos
    Variety – the Children’s Charity Tent 75 South Australia
    PO Box 1235, Marleston, SA, 5033
    or Fax:
    Attention: Tanya Apostolopoulos
    8293 8725
    or Email:
    Tanya Apostolopoulos
    Phone 8293 8744 with any queries
  4. Variety will sign the forms and send them to SAPOL on your behalf. Please note that there is no fee payable as you are volunteering with children.
  5. SAPOL will then post the original certificate to you.
  6. Send a copy of the certificate to Variety at the above address.

We thank you for your assistance.