Koala Kids Cuddle Buddy Program

Every child and young person undergoing treatment can choose their own buddy from 75 different soft toy animals, birds and creatures of the ocean. Each buddy comes with a certificate of ownership acknowledging sponsor (when appropriate).

Happy Bags

Every family in the Children’s Cancer Centre, OnTrac Adolescent & Young Adult Service and families attending Peter Mac Paediatric Radiotherapy Service from interstate is gifted a drawstring backpack and lots of practical hospital items plus something special for each member.

We Believe Happy Helps Art Therapy Program

Designed for children and young people – includes a pencil case, back pack and a faux -canvas featuring artwork designed by volunteer artist and available from all Children’s Cancer Centre receptions, treatment hospitals and Peter Mac.

Gracies Shoe Boxes

Shoe boxes filled with fun items for toddlers and primary school aged children.

School Holiday Program

Half-day sessions provided by Carnival for Kids for preschool and young primary school aged children inc song, music, craft and play.

Super Hero Program

Provision of a superhero costume plus themed age relevant resources – books, stickers, games, DVDs and dolls and end of treatment certificate. Exclusively for children and young people undergoing radiotherapy treatment at Peter Mac.

Pantry Supplies

Small grocery items including snacks and condiments are provided at the Children’s Cancer Centres.

Artist in Residence Program

Themed art and craft provided by The Art Cabriolet for toddlers and preschool patients.

Occasional Activities & Events

  • Guest children’s authors and illustrators, exposing young patients to a variety of literary styles and activities.
  • Craft sessions including knitting circles with patterns, wools and needles for children, young people.
  • Small food and iconic items to celebrate local, national and international events throughout the year – Easter, Mothers’ and Fathers’ Days, Halloween and Christmas.
  • Colouring activity books for all ages to 25 years.

Pill Swallowing kits

A specially designed cup with instructions, practice ‘tablets’, merit chart and rewards to encourage and demonstrate pill swallowing.

Lucky Dips

For children in treatment by request, to encourage them to have their treatment or as a reward.


Popular titles for all ages

Novelty Band Aid and Stickers

Tubs of assorted Band Aids and stickers for all ages.

Resources for Children and Young People in Palliative Care

Relevant activities and special items for children and young people who are being cared for palliatively.

Note to Patients

Please ask therapists, family liaison coordinator or nursing staff for further details on any of the Koala Kids items or activities. Feel free to contact us.

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