About us

Our story

On 28 April 1996, Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, were tragically killed alongside their mother and 32 other people at Port Arthur in Tasmania.

One year later, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation was launched in the girls’ honour by their father, Walter Mikac AM and a small group of volunteers. They were driven by the belief that all children and young people should be able to live a happy and safe life, free from violence and trauma.

Today our mission continues through care, prevention and advocacy – from supporting children experiencing family violence to online bullying and fighting for the rights of young people everywhere. After 25 years, our fight continues. The challenges facing children and young people may have changed, but our mission has not.

We fight for their right to be safe, so their future is strong.

Our strategy

Strategic plan 2022-2025

Through care, prevention and advocacy, we fight for their right to be safe, so their future is strong. Over the next four years, we will focus on five BIG GETS.

Our people

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is led by people from all walks of life with a shared vision to champion the rights of children and young people.

Our Patrons

Our patrons represent us on a national and international scale. We are honoured to have their support.

Our Ambassadors

From tragedy came hope, vision and purpose. Our ambassadors continue to play an active role in our organisation.

The Board

Our board of directors bring experience and enthusiasm. They ensure we create the most impact possible.

Executive Team

The executive team leads our passionate staff and volunteers to uphold the rights of children and young people to be safe.


Work with us. You can help keep children happy, safe and strong.
We regularly post positions to join our team and make a difference. See the roles currently open – we can’t wait to hear from you

Make a donation today!

Help children and young people live free from violence and trauma.

For them. For 25 years. And for tomorrow.

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