Koala Kids was founded in 2005 as a volunteer-driven program of Koala Foundation to provide small things that make a difference to the lives of the 1,700 children and young people undergoing cancer treatment in Victoria each year and their families.

Koala Foundation was formed by a group of parents of children with cancer who were
looking to improve the support for all families dealing with paediatric cancer. Koala was an acronym for Kids Oncology And Leukemia Action.

Koala Kids became a program of Children’s Cancer Foundation after it merged with Koala
Foundation in July 2012. On September 14 2015 Koala Kids Foundation became registered with the ACNC with DGR1 status and began operation as an independent charity on October 1 2015 from its registered office at Korjo in Auburn Road, Hawthorn.