Be a B'Day Legend!

Make your next birthday legendary! Ask your family and friends for a donation instead of gifts and you'll be helping kids in need – which is the best gift of all!

If you have an upcoming birthday, be a legend today! Or you can create your page and we'll contact you closer to your big day.

Become a legend

Decide to get donations for kids in need in lieu of gifts and become a B’day Legend.

Start your campaign

Set up your fundraising page and share it with your friends, family and broader network.

Throw a party

We’ve got the invitations and your decorations sorted - just pick a date & invite your mates!

Give kids a better life

How to Party & Raise Funds

We’re stoked you’re choosing to be a B’day Legend and part of the Variety family! Fundraising often takes a little bit of creativity and effort, but it goes a long way in helping kids in need, so thank you for your support! Download our handy fundraising guide to get started.

We Make Birthdays Easy

Fundraising Tips & Tools

Our fundraising guide can help you reach your goal and have a deeper impact.

Party Decorations & Invites

If you're throwing a party, we've got your decorations an invitations sorted!

We're Here to Help

We'd love to hear about your plans and help you out along the way!

Frequently Asked Questions

What difference will I make?

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A really big difference! Thanks to the support of legends like you, last year alone, Variety – the Children’s Charity provided $1,762,450 in grants in Victoria impacting 8,769 local children. Visit to learn more about what Variety does and how we help.

Can I fundraise both here & Facebook?

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Yes! You can start a gstandalone Facebook fundraiser by clicking the blur button.

If you would like an online page as well as a Facebook page, click the red button "Start a Page Here" and select create a Facebook fundraising page during your sign up process. All donations through Facebook and your Variety fundraising page will be synced!

How does it work?

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Set up an online fundraising page here. It’s quick and easy, we promise. Once you’re set up, let your closest friends and family know what you’re up to and ask them to make the first donations before sharing it far and wide! If you’d like to throw a party too, download your printables which include invites, bunting and other party decorations! We’ll send you a pack with some extra goodies too. If you’re creating a page on behalf of your child, make sure you use your own details (including date of birth) when setting up the page.

Can people donate with cash?

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When your friends and family donate through your fundraising page Variety receives the money automatically, and they receive their tax-deductible receipt straight away. If they prefer to give cash, you can make a payment of the same amount to your online fundraising page using your credit or debit card. If it’s a large amount of money that you’ve raised in cash, send us an email or give us a call about other options.

How do I fundraise?

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There are lots of ways to fundraise - and something to suit everybody, even if it’s your first time! You could start small by setting up a fundraising page and only share it with close family and friends, or you may want to go a bit bigger and share it will all your friends on social media.

You can download our Fundraising Guide here for all our tips and tools. 

We’re here to help! If you have questions, ideas, or need anything, please send an email to or give us a call on (03) 8698 3900.

What party supplies will you provide?

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We’ve done all the hard work for you - all you have to do is print! Download the invitations, thank you cards and heaps more here.

If you’d like to add a bit more oomph to your party - email us at and we’ll send you some balloons, stickers and a donation box.

I’m not the party type, can I skip it?

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Absolutely! You can choose to fundraise 100% online  through your fundraising page (which you can set up here if you haven’t yet).

Where will my fundraising money go?

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Variety – the Children’s Charity believe all kids deserve a fair go. So we help kids who are sick, disadvantaged and have special needs by delivering support in four key ways.

We grant a range of equipment - such as wheelchairs or all-abilities playgrounds - to provide practical help to kids, schools and organisations in need. We run programs to educate & empower kids in need. We give scholarships to encourage the talents of kids living with disadvantage or disability. We hold special events to bring joy & engage kids in need and their families.

Got a different question?

Contact us using the details at the bottom of this page. Download our FAQs.

Other ways to be a legend!

If you've got a special occasion coming up and you want to make a difference to kids in need, why not donate to celebrate!?

Whether it's a wedding, anniversary or another special day, you (along with your friends and family) can make a real difference! Accepting donations in lieu of gifts creates a lasting memory of your special occasion, while simulatenously having a positive impact on the lives of children in need.

It's easy to set up a fundraiser; simply click the button below to fill out the form, personalise your page, and share with your friends. Your supporters will receive an instant tax-deductible donation receipt via email when they choose to celebrate with you.

Need help? We're here for you!

Variety have a range or resources and fundraising tools to help you on your way!
Contact us at (03) 8698 3900 or