Did you know?
Australia is home to approximately 4.3 million children aged 14 or younger
An estimated 7% of these children had a disability in 2009
A quarter of a million
More than a quarter of a million children had an intellectual, sensory or speech disability
Children in remote areas are much more likely to be hospitalised than in urban or regional areas.
For families of children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs, finding support can be a challenge. Each year, thousands of these children and their families turn to Variety for support when they need it most. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope, Variety is here for you.
How we help
In 2016, Variety – the Children’s Charity supported children with more than 133 different conditions. We help children who can’t be formally diagnosed ad those who have multiple conditions. If you are unsure whether we can help your child, please get in touch.
Variety Kids’ Xmas Party
Variety – the Children’s Charity celebrates our 30th Variety Children’s Christmas Party.
Variety Shine Intensive Program
Ensuring all kids get the opportunity to keep up with their mates in the classroom.
Variety Bikes for Kids
The Variety Bikes for Kids Program provides freedom, independence and joy to disadvantaged children through the provision of a bike.
Learn more about this very special program
Variety helps children unlock all the joys of education, whether it’s technology, music, sport, therapy or a scholarship.
For many children, moving and communicating better means greater independence, freedom and self-esteem.
Caring For Kids
Learning that your child needs access to a rare and often expensive piece of medical equipment or service can be a daunting experience.
The Variety Smile Program offers financial and practical help to children affected by a rare disease or condition.
Wigs for Kids
Variety – the Children’s Charity provides wigs to kids who have lost their hair due to Alopecia or another medical condition such as cancer.
Schools and organisations
Variety helps schools and organisations with things like all-ability playgrounds, Liberty swings (modified for special needs), and sunshine coaches
Liberty Swings allow children in wheelchairs or afflicted by a physical impairment the chance to enjoy the joy of swinging.
Variety Sunshine Coaches provide transport to organisations that cater for children with physical disability, regional or social disadvantage, to enable them to access the community and to experience a range of special programs and activities.
Variety’s Scholarship Program provides scholarships for children with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged or living with a disability, to achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams.
Contact programs manager
We’re here to help! Call the Variety office today!