Become a member

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HeartKids Membership is open to:

  • Families with a child who has a congenital heart defect or acquired childhood heart disease. This includes parents, siblings, grandparents etc.
  • Teenagers and Adults with CHD who would like to join a forum for discussion.
  • To any individual or group concerned with the issues of congenital heart defects who have a specific interest in helping raising awareness and funding.
  • To any individual involved in the issues of congenital heart defects and acquired childhood heart disease, be they from a medical background or the political arena.

Membership is Free and all you need to do is download and complete our HeartKids Membership Form.

Membership offers you:

  • A seasonal magazine to keep you informed and updated;
  • Family Support Coordinators – present in hospital to offer you support at critical times, and by phone and email as required;*
  • Regular catch-ups so that you can meet and share experiences with other families, these can be held either in hospital or in your local area, encouraging a local network of support for you and your family;
  • Opportunities for your heart child to attend events with other heart children;
  • Opportunities to attend special afternoon or evening information events by invited medical practitioners and other professionals as they arise.

*Please advise us when your child is in hospital. Due to patient privacy and confidentiality we don’t always know when you are in for appointments, procedures, surgery or emergencies. We can only visit on request by families or referral by RCH staff. You can let your nurse know that you’d like to see someone from HeartKids. We are here to help ease the burden of a stressful journey so please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Membership Terms and Conditions

Victoria & Tasmania