Helping Kids in Need

All children deserve the same opportunity in life.

For 95 years, Variety - the Children’s Charity has been helping children who are sick, experiencing disadvantage, or living with a disability to reach their full potential.

Variety is here to fill the gaps where others can't. Our life-changing work allows kids to gain mobility, get out and about in the community, communicate, achieve independence and increase their self-esteem. We make sure the kids who miss out can always join in.


Raised online so far by supporters like you




Distance travelled

Enter the draw for your chance to WIN the ultimate Outback experience!

Thanks to our friends at Outback Spirit, one lucky supporter is guaranteed to win the holiday of a lifetime: a transformative 13-day Arnhem Land Wilderness Adventure for two people (twin-share) including flights* valued at an incredible $28,600!

A lucky runner-up will win an indulgent getaway in the heart of Melbourne, while third place will secure a photography package to capture and preserve cherished memories. 

Best of all, every ticket purchased helps Variety - the Children’s Charity in their work supporting kids living with disability, illness or experiencing disadvantage.

Get on the road

Join one of our famous motoring events - travel the outback in a 30 year old car in the Variety Bash, hit the dirt tracks on the Variety 4WD Adventure or enjoy some quality family time on the Variety Brats Bash!

Join an event

With our history in the entertainment industry, we're famous for our fabulous events! From the Variety Great Grand Final Lunch, Women of Melbourne to foodie heaven at Eat Street Melbourne - we've got something for everyone!


Get active, challenge yourself, live stream, host a morning tea, raise money for your birthday or in memory of a loved one. However you choose to support kids in need, we're here to help with ideas, tips, tricks & resources.

Your Impact

Your fundraising provides support in four key areas

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We grant tangible equipment, educational resources and technology to help kids and organisations.

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We run programs like Variety SHINE to help kids keep up in the classroom and empower their future.

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We give scholarships in arts, education and sport to encourage the talents of kids experiencing disadvantage.

Kids' Events

We run kids events to bring laughter, joy and inclusion into the lives of kids who may otherwise miss out.

Meet Seth and Teagan

Variety - the Children's Charity assisted twins Seth and Teagan with an iPad, new bike and invites to free Variety kids' events. Watch the video to hear from their mum Tanya and big brother Jordan as they share their Variety story.

Meet Liam

Liam took part in an Iron Man comp, raising $11,000 along the way!

Liam said on choosing to fundraise for Variety "I've always thought because I am able-bodied, I could support those who might not be. In particular, kids. It's hard to be a parent, and when you're faced with challenges that Variety kids and families are experiencing, this would be even harder."

Liam has a powerful message for Variety kids: "I want you to know that you are not alone, that there are people out there that are behind you. It might be tough, but it doesn't mean it's a no. It doesn't mean that you can't."

Other Ways You Can Help

Give Today

Our work allows kids to gain mobility, to get out and about in the community, to communicate, achieve independence and increase their self-esteem. We make sure the kids who miss out, can always join in. Give today and make a difference.

Donate crypto to Variety

Be a Hero with Heart

Be a Hero with Heart to help kids in need, now and into the future. By giving monthly, you become a Hero with Heart, joining a passionate community of people investing in a shared vision of a future where all kids get a fair go. 


Giving your time is such a rewarding way to help kids in need. You’ll experience first-hand the joy of making a big difference to a child’s life - you can volunteer at an event like our Variety Kids Xmas Party, kids program or in the office! 

Let's stay in touch!

Contact us on (03) 8698 3900 or email to discuss your ideas, get fundraising assistance and more!