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


Medibank is proud to support the work of Kookaburra Kids through the Medibank Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund. Established in 2018, the fund will initially assist charities and medical research groups, helping Australian Defence Force veterans and their families.

Medibank is committed to helping all Australians through every stage of life, recognising the critical role of mental health plays in overall wellbeing.

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Thales Australia

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.

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In 2015, Payce announced a five-year $250,000 corporate partnership, to enable Kookaburra Kids to grow its outstanding work with families and their children living in difficult and challenging circumstances.

PAYCE has a long history of supporting charities, working with vulnerable individuals and communities. In 2016, this work was formalised with the establishment of the PAYCE Foundation. Its charter is to empower charities to help more people live a fulfilling life. PAYCE Foundation supports charities working to find solutions to some of society’s most pressing social problems, including addiction, domestic and family violence, mental health and disability, homelessness and social isolation.

Payce Foundation has also supported Kookaburra Kids through staff volunteering and other engagement activities, including donating the services of their innovative Kick-Start Café for the NSW Kookaburra Kids annual family Christmas picnic. They regularly attend Kookaburra Kids events and generously provide additional funding on top of their partnership agreement to our programs.

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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.

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Our Partners

Our Supporters

Kookaburra Kids has many valuable supporters who have all generously supported our organisation by monetary donations, pro bono and in-kind goods and services and volunteering their time or skills. Thank you to our supporters.


Thank you to all the NSW Clubs who supported Kookaburra Kids via the ClubGRANTS Scheme
The ClubGRANTS scheme is a shared State Government-Club Industry program, funded by a 2.25% gaming machine tax rebate provided by the State Government to those registered clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million per annum