Thank you, Atomy Oceania, for partnering with Compassion Australia to release children from poverty. Together, we are a global neighbourhood that can bring hope and change in the lives of children—each one uniquely made and loved by God. And thank you to all Atomians for making this possible!

How it Works

There’s nothing better than knowing you’re making a real difference in the life of a child living in poverty. Here’s how.

Choose a child


Choose a child

Choose the child you’d like to connect with and become their sponsor. Each week, they’ll attend a program centre run by the local church to learn, grow, play and develop in a loving, safe community.

Build a relationship


Build a relationship

Get to know your sponsored child through letter writing. It’s quick and easy to write online—and letters have a powerful effect. If a face-to-face friendship is more your thing, travel with Compassion to visit in person!

Change a life


Change a life

Your support gives a child life-changing opportunity to develop spiritually, socio-emotionally, physically and economically. It’s a relationship more powerful than poverty—changing their life and yours!

Your Sponsorship in Action

From $48 per month, your sponsored child will receive:


Age-appropriate Christian teaching and discipleship

In a culturally sensitive way, children are given the opportunity to hear the gospel message. They learn how God has shown his love for the world by sending Jesus Christ, and how He has a plan and purpose for their lives.


Education, vocational training and life skills

Children in our program are supported to attend and stay in school. They also receive vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.


Personal attention, guidance and love

Our local church partners love and care for the children in our program, encouraging them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. They’ll also get to know the child’s family, offering additional support where needed.

A Word from Compassion Graduates


“Compassion gave me the best things I’ve ever had. They gave me love, hope and the opportunity to dream and overcome.”




“My life is true confirmation that God has a plan for each one of us and has mysterious ways to fulfil the plan. The way God used sponsors through Compassion to transform my life is one of those mysteries.”




“If not for Compassion, I may not have seen that God is true and sovereign, and that there is hope. Something bad happened to me, but God turned it into good.”



A word from Compassion graduates

For every $1 donated


Program development and delivery


Administration and fundraising costs

Watch Esther's inspiring story

Compassion Sponsorship Stories

27 May, 2020

Why one of the Largest Charities in Australia Partners with the Local Church

Ever wondered why Compassion Australia partners with local churches to deliver our child sponsorship program? Learn more!.. Read more

23 Apr, 2020

How to Write to Your Sponsored Child in a Time of Crisis

In uncertain times, letter-writing can bring hope and comfort to your sponsored child and their family, but it can be difficult to know how to tackle sensitive topics. Here are our best tips for encouraging your sponsored child during a time of crisis... Read more

02 Jul, 2020

How to Pray for Your Sponsored Child and Their Family

Want to pray for your sponsored child, but not sure where to begin? Here are three tips to get you started!.. Read more