About the Alannah & Madeline Foundation

We are dedicated to keeping children and young people free from violence and trauma wherever they live, learn and play. Through care, prevention and advocacy, we fight for their right to be safe, so their future is strong.

Our story

On 28 April 1996, Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, were tragically killed alongside their mother and 32 other people at Port Arthur in Tasmania.

One year later, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation was launched in the girls’ honour by their father Walter Mikac AM and a small group of volunteers, driven by the belief that all children and young people should be able to live a happy and safe life, free from violence and trauma.

Today our mission continues through care, prevention and advocacy – from supporting children experiencing family violence to online bullying and fighting for the rights of young people everywhere.

After 25 years, that fight continues. The challenges facing children and young people may have changed, but our mission has not. We fight for their right to be safe, so their future is strong.

What we do

Care

We support children to recover and heal from trauma.

Prevention

We empower positive digital citizens.

Advocacy

We fight for the right of children to be safe from trauma and violence.

Common Questions

Who is the Alannah & Madeline Foundation?

We are a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to keeping children and young people free from violence and trauma wherever they live, learn and play. Through our care, prevention and advocacy programs, we fight for the right of children and young people to be safe, so their future is strong.

 

How will my donation help children and young people?

Your kind and generous donation will help fund our care, prevention and advocacy programs, helping children and young people to live free from violence and trauma.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on the generosity of our community to make our work for children and young people possible.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.  

Donate today to help children live free from violence and trauma.

How do I update my contact details?

To update your contact details, please give us a call on 1300 720 747 or email us at supporters@amf.org.au.

Please note that we can't update your credit card details via email – please call us if you wish to update your credit card number or expiry date.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. All donations of $2 or more to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation are tax deductible.

When you make a donation to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, we will send you a tax receipt.

If you make a donation online, your receipt will be automatically emailed to you. 

If you make your donation over the phone or pay via cheque, we will post your receipt to you.

Help children and young people live free from violence and trauma. Donate now