After much planning, we finally launched Koala Kids Happy Car Club last month with our first fleets arriving at Ballarat and Bendigo Hospitals.

Children headed for theatre are able to drive themselves to surgery in Koala Kids electric cars, with the aim of reducing fear and anxiety and overall making the experience more fun and less daunting.

Young Ballarat boy Ezra was the first child to pass the (very stringent!) driving test, earn his Koala Kids license and drive to surgery to have his adenoids and tonsils removed. All dressed and ready to go in his Koala Kids novelty printed theatre gown accompanied by his favourite teddy, Ezra cruised the hallways of Ballarat Health to surgery with the biggest smile!

We’re looking forward to increasing the number of cars in our fleet and providing cars to more paediatric wards. Fellow car enthusiasts are invited to sponsor our Happy Car Club with a tax-deductible donation of $350 which will provide one electric car for a paediatric ward in regional Victoria or Tasmania. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.