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Annual Report

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Each year, our Annual Report details our achievements, outcomes and future plans to support the health and wellbeing of country children, families and communities.

We help connect country kids to the vital developmental, behavioural, and mental health services they need to reach their full potential. In FY23, we supported over 3,400 children ​with a 69% increase from FY22 of total beneficiaries supported. We also partnered with over 6,985 caregivers, educators and health professionals to provide truly integrated and collaborative wraparound care for our clients.

Our focus this year has been in response to emerging trends of increased mental health post COVID, increased complexity of children’s challenges and the cumulative impacts of major disaster events on country children and families. We have consolidated our services into three key areas: Child and Family, Schools and Early Years and Community Recovery.

The past twelve months has seen a significant increase in the number of children, families and educators we support. We have also increased our reach and are delivering services in Victoria for the first time.

With the support of our steadfast partners, donors and supporters, we are working towards our ultimate ambition: that every country child has access to the developmental services they need to support their early development and enrich their lives.

 

21,413

children, caregivers, educators and health professionals directly and indirectly supported.

364

communities reached across 4 states.

83%

of parents have new skills and strategies to help their child after they or their child has participated in a RFW program.

85

of parents say their children are doing better overall following participation in a RFW program.

“Honestly, that first visit to Royal Far West was amazing. We’d been trying for over six years to get a diagnosis and help for Ginny, and after a week in Manly, not only did we have a diagnosis, but we also started to see a way forward and a brighter future for Ginny. It was such a relief to finally have the first piece of the puzzle.”

Royal Far West client mum

Previous Annual Reports

Annual Report 2021/22 -
Children's Health Countrywide

Annual Report 2020/21 -
Healthy country kids

Annual Report 2019/20 -
A Year Like No Other

Annual Report 2018/19 -
A year of transformation

With our feet in the sand, and our hearts in the bush, we have been supporting country kids for almost 100 years.

Our History

Learn more about Royal Far West

About us

Royal Far West is Australia’s only national charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of country children.

2021-2025 Strategic Plan

Laying the Foundations for our future. Learn about how we plan to secure our ability to support country kids for the next 100 years.

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

A framework for providing culturally responsive services to First Nations children, in partnership with their families.