Starlight Christmas Appeal

Give a gift to Starlight this Christmas.

Help fulfil Starlight’s mission of brightening the lives of sick kids and teens around Australia by donating a gift in the Heritage and People’s Choice National Christmas Appeal.

There are a few ways you can help spark fun, joy and laughter this Christmas with the donation options below.

Donation Options

Make a cash donation directly to Starlight

Cash you donate will go directly to Starlight's Christmas initiatives to help sick kids be kids.

If you'd like to include a personal message, your local branch has Christmas decorations you can write on and hang on our Christmas trees to show your support. 

Give a gift card

You can donate a gift card from a known retailer and include your Christmas wishes with it.

Please drop it into your local branch.

Examples include; EB Games, Zing, Rebel, Smiggle, Cotton On or 'Kids' cards which can be bought from Coles, Woolworths or Australia Post.

Give a present

(only available in metro branches)

If you're in a metro area, it's possible to donate a present and leave it under a tree in selected branches. Please be aware of the guidelines for these gifts to make sure it complies with hospital regulations. 

Gift donations around $30-$40 in value (or gifts that can be grouped together to equal that value) are most appreciated to help provide gifts of similar value for each child.

Starlight can accept:

  • New, unopened gifts in their original packaging
  • Gifts appropriate for 0-18 year age range, but mainly for primary school aged kids and teens
  • Craft and stationery items such as craft packs, coloured pencils and colouring-in books

Please wrap all gifts in clear cellophane and label with the age it is suitable for - for example 'Girls aged 4-7'


Starlight cannot accept:

  • Food, clothes or books
  • Used toys or anything that has been opened and taken out of original packaging
  • Toy guns or warfare items
  • Loose plush toys (packaged only please)
  • Items containing latex
  • Anything that uses button batteries
Please note that giving a present under a tree, is only available in metro branches. Those living in regional locations can donate by giving an on-line gift, giving a gift card in branch or by making a cash donation.

Please donate by December 15th at the latest to give a gift to Starlight this Christmas in the Heritage and People’s Choice National Christmas Appeal. 

Thank you for showing your support and spreading the joy of Christmas to sick kids and teens around Australia.