Very Special Kids provides flexible family support programs, planned and emergency respite and end-of-life care for families caring for a child with a life-threatening condition. 

We have a range of flexible programs including counselling, sibling support and bereavement support provided by professional staff and trained volunteers. 

You can help support Victorian families in need by making a secure donation online, fundraising, becoming a supporter and in a variety of other ways. 


When a child has a life-threatening condition it impacts on the whole family. We use a family-centred approach that recognises the strengths and individuality of each family member.

Explore our services

A service offered by Very Special Kids is providing families with relaxing breaks at the peaceful Glen Osmond Farm just outside of Woodend. Best of all – it’s free for families to stay.

Visit the farm

The concept is simple. 24 hours, 30 treadmills and teams of up to 48 members who run or walk on a treadmill. The 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge aims to raise over $300,000 for Very Special Kids.

Take on the challenge

A brave group of brave cyclists have raised $250,000 for Very Special Kids after riding more than 1,000 kilometres in seven days for the Chain Reaction Challenge Victoria.

Watch their amazing journey