A Dream Experience is more than just a day out for Young Carers. It’s an acknowledgement of all the amazing work they do to support their loved ones, and the chance to have a day that’s all about them!
Our Family Support Workers will work one-on-one with each Young Carer and their family to turn their little dream into a big reality! Whether it’s running onto the field with a football team, meeting an idol, attending a concert or having a girl’s day out, we’ll work hard to make it happen.Apply Now
- We accept applications for young people aged between 4-25 that provide care for a family member affected by disability, illness or addiction.
- All dream recipients under the age of 18 must be accompanied on their experience by a parent or guardian. While we wish you could bring along the whole family, only one person may accompany you on your special experience!
- Unfortunately at this stage, we cannot provide interstate or international travel.
- Items and financial assistance cannot be granted as a dream.
Take a look at some of our recent Dream Experiences below!
Alyssa’s Dream attended Carols by Candlelight at Sidney Myer Music Bowl and stayed at Crowne Plaza Melbourne for Christmas with her family!
With the help of Surf Trax Phillip Island, Jack lived out his dream of learning to surf with his dad, spending an all-inclusive two nights in Philip Island with surfing lessons, accommodation, bike tours and daily breakfasts!
Eight-year-old Byron attended a Richmond FC training session and met his footy idol, Dustin Martin!
Isabelle attended a Hugh Jackman concert and got to watch her idol up close and in person!
Thanks to Guide Dogs SA/NT, Harvey spent the day with gorgeous guide dog puppies, helping guide them through obedience cues and enjoying plenty of cuddles!
We gave 16 year old Young Carer, Marley, the surprise of his life when he got to meet his idol Jessica Mauboy behind the scenes of Channel 10's The Project!
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"Seeing the joy on Isabelle's face when the concert started will stay with me forever. The pure joy on her face was priceless! She felt so special at the Crowne Plaza, everyone made us feel so welcome. I know Isabelle will never forget this experience and why she received it. Thank you Little Dreamers!"
"Thank you so very much to all the wonderful people at Little Dreamers. You allowed my son to have a great day, a thrilling, exciting, exhausting experience and adventure. A week on and he is still buzzing about his aerobatic joy flight in a vintage Tiger Moth plane over the Great Ocean Road."
"Just wanted to say thank you so so much for Josh's dream experience. You made it all so easy and he had an an amazing time. The zoo sleepover was fantastic, the staff were wonderful. The best bit was the joy he got from realising that it was all thanks to him that his family got to enjoy it. "
"Riley was so excited to receive his Dream and he felt so special. He thoroughly enjoyed every second and for once something was just about him and he didn’t have it ruined by cancer. He was very grateful and didn’t want the day to end! "
"The Summer House is truly amazing. Maggie told me last night she has never felt so happy. We really don’t know how to thank you!"
"Never in his wildest dreams would he have imagined having such as experience. He certainly felt privileged, and much appreciative of this experience. For a 'moody teen' who doesn't say much - he has not stopped talking about it today!! "
"Sam told me he had the best day of his life and there is nothing that could have made it any better! The Little Dreamers staff, the team, and all associated were so kind, patient and supportive of him and gave him a truly wonderful experience that he will remember forever."
" The experience was absolutely unbelievable and Ethan felt validated, appreciated and exceptionally special. He loved every second of it, and we are so very appreciative for all of the hard work involved in making it happen!"