While Chris is unable to attend the Big Love Light, as Patron of the Foundation, he hopes you’ll join us to show you share our commitment to defending childhood for all children.

Event Overview


The Big Love Light twilight walk is a fun family event that gives our community the chance to stand and walk together to show children how important and precious they are.

Join us and let’s spend time together as families and a community, walking a 3.5 km track along the Yarra River. Together, we’ll enjoy live music, food trucks, fun games for the family, and live entertainment. Help us #DefendChildhood by celebrating it!

5 October 2019 – Save the Date

3.5km family walk
for childhood

Birrarung Marr


Each of us is a powerful force and positive influence

Share Our Vision

Love is a powerful force. It’s also a light out of the darkness for children suffering from abuse and neglect.

All it takes to create that light is one person — one person willing to defend love.

Our Work

The Australian Childhood Foundation was started just over 30 years ago in 1986, by a small but passionate group of professionals and community advocates  who wanted to fix major problems in child protection.

We are committed to helping the community to defend childhood and keep children safe, one child, one family, one community at a time!

Thank you to our 2017 partners

Want to join us as an event partner in 2019?

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