Each year, approximately 100 children in the Geelong area experience the death of a parent.

Currently, Wombat’s Wish is the only specialist service that offers support to these children. This is an extremely difficult time for them and their family, and this can potentially result in long-term emotional health problems.

We assist bereaved children to find a way to live with loss and grief, to move forward and take the next steps on their bereavement journey.

Wombat’s Wish is based on a very successful and highly regarded Winston’s Wish program in the UK. Wombat’s Wish aims to provide a similarly valuable and extensive service in the Geelong area.

The service is a therapeutic one, provided by a team of professional facilitators in conjunction with trained volunteers.

At Wombat’s Wish we believe all bereaved children, young people and their parents/carers have the right to information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.

See the volunteer page for information about volunteering for Wombat’s Wish.

Our Vision

To develop a community based service that will provide the support that parentally bereaved children, young people and their families need.

Wombat’s Wish committee:

  • Chairperson: Hannah Dawes
  • Secretary: Julie Parkin
  • Treasurer: Simon Antony
  • Program Coordinator: Guy Mitchell

Contact Us:

Phone: 0499 966 228
Email: info@wombatswish.org.au