Because every child deserves a life of choice and opportunity

Milford Track Experience

A 5 day / 4 night guided walk through the heart of Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. Without a doubt, the Milford Track Trek for Kids will be one of your greatest life stories and a bucket list wish come true.




Tickets: From $1,000.00


Location: Queenstown,,

Sponsor a child

Through the Child Sponsorship Program, Hands is able to provide ongoing funding to support our superheroes beyond their time in the home and empower them to take a different path once they leave. Together with your loved ones, you can bring hope, joy and happiness to one or more of our superheroes for just $100 per month.



Target amount: $2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: $30,738.20

International Women's Day

Join Hands Across the Water to celebrate the women and men that are achieving within our communities. Be it directors in our homes, kids taking on big university goals or sewers in our craft shop, we celebrate their contribution and achievements across the year. 





Location: The Ivy Ballroom,Level 1/320 George St, , Sydney NSW


Kids in our Care

We have babies through to university students that live a life of choice thanks to the generous support of our donors. 


Donations to the kids

100% of all donations go directly to the kids and communities. No funds spent on administration and marketing. Here's how


Funds Raised

Since 2005 we have raised $25m ensuring that 100% of all donors funds go directly to the children and communities they support.

Latest Events

  • Renovation Taskforce 2020

    Get your tool belts ready. Each year we head to one of our centres to undertake renovations. You don’t need a specific skill set other than a love of hard work and a go get em attitude. This year’s Taskforce will be heading back to our Surin property of Baan Home Hug. Read more

  • Hunter Business Golf Group - End of Year Charity Golf Day

    This year the Hunter Business Golf Day at Magenta Shores Golf Club will be in support of Hands Across the Water. Specifically, the group is supporting Steven Ford who is undertaking the Mekong Ride to Provide in 2020. Read more

  • Win a trip for 4 to Bali - Only 100 tickets to be sold!

    We are selling 100 tickets for $200* each as part of our efforts to raise funds so we can participate in the March 2020 Hands Across the Water Milford Trek for kids. Read more

Latest Reads

  • Boxing Day Tsunami: 15 Years On

    There now exists a generation that for them the events of the 26th of December 2004, are something they learn about rather than have lived through. For those that lived through that day their proximity to Thailand often shapes their memories or in many cases the nightmares of that day. Read more

  • Turning CSR into a Profit Centre

    Don’t confuse philanthropy with CSR. For business and individuals alike there is, within many, the desire to doo good. But is there an opportunity to Do Good by Doing Good? Read more

  • 5 ways to get involved with Giving Tuesday

    #givingtuesday is about giving to those less fortunate. It’s about giving to those who don’t have the luxury of all that we have in our own lives. It’s about giving the kids at Hands a life of choice. Read more