Kookaburra Kids is proud to work with various dedicated and committed charities, not-for-profit organisations and corporate partners to help support children living in families affected by mental illness.
Kookaburra Kids would like to recognise the following organisations and groups for their awesome contribution and ongoing commitment to Kookaburra Kids – without their support we could not continue to deliver our programs.
Our Major Strategic Partners
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries and over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales innovates with its customers and partners to build and deliver smarter solutions because we believe technology can make the world safer and more sustainable.
Thales is one of the Australian Defence Force’s most trusted partners and is one of the Australia’s leaders in research and development. We have strong affiliations with the (DSSTO) and the (CSIRO) as well as leading tertiary institutions in Australia.
Research and development is our company’s lifeblood, and we build on that to create, manufacture and support a wide range of truly innovative products.
With the strong commitment Thales Australia has to responsible corporate citizenship, and playing a role where our influence and support can help deliver benefits with our core mission of making the world a safer place via innovation and new technology, we are proud to be supporting Kookaburra Kids in their quest to support children living in families affected by mental illness.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA)
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is an Australian government business enterprise established by the Defence Housing Australia Act 1987. DHA supplies housing and related services to Australian Defence Force members and their families in line with Defence operational requirements. To meet these requirements, DHA is active in Australian residential housing markets, acquiring and developing land, and constructing and purchasing houses.
DHA partnered with Kookaburra Kids in July 2020 to support our delivery of programs to young people living in Australian Defence Force Families impacted by mental illness through funding.
Big Sister Foundation
Big Sister Foundation is a long-term supporter of Kookaburra Kids. In January 2019 Kookaburra Kids and Big Sister Foundation commenced a new partnership which focuses on the priority to formally evaluate the effectiveness of the core program. Big Sister has committed to supporting this initiative over a five-year period. This partnership will allow Kookaburra Kids to contribute to the limited scientific-research regarding the measurable impacts of early intervention on at-risk young people in Australia and Worldwide.
Our primary role is to defend Australia and its national interests, promote security and stability in the world, and support the Australian community as directed by the Government.
We deliver government programs for war veterans, serving and former serving members of the ADF, Australian Federal Police and their families.
We offer support and services under legislation, including:
- Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
- Defence Service Homes Act 1918
- Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
- Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
- War Graves Act
A full listing of the legislation we administer is set out in the Administrative Arrangements Orders.