Be Hero for HeartKids

Dress up on the Friday 14th of June and show your hero status for HeartKids. Register today to start fundraising!

HeartKids WA Gala Ball 2024

Join us at the stunning Crown Ballroom for an evening of sophistication, gourmet dining and premier entertainment, while generously contributing to HeartKids.

The HeartKids Podcast

Featuring cardiologists, experts and people from our community sharing their stories. New episodes every fortnight!

UpBeat: An app for heart teens

UpBeat helps teens manage their health care information and get prepared to move to the adult health care system.

Be Hero for HeartKids

Dress up on the Friday 14th of June and show your hero status for HeartKids. Register today to start fundraising!

HeartKids WA Gala Ball 2024

Join us at the stunning Crown Ballroom for an evening of sophistication, gourmet dining and premier entertainment, while generously contributing to HeartKids.

The HeartKids Podcast

Featuring cardiologists, experts and people from our community sharing their stories. New episodes every fortnight!

UpBeat: An app for heart teens

UpBeat helps teens manage their health care information and get prepared to move to the adult health care system.

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What is

Childhood-onset Heart Disease (CoHD)?

Childhood-onset heart disease (CoHD) is the collective term for the spectrum of heart conditions that affect the heart’s ability to work efficiently.

Heart defects and conditions experienced from birth are known as Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD). Acquired Heart Disease refers to conditions that arise later in childhood, commonly as a result of infections or exposures.

Condition Types

What We Do

HeartKids is the only Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and advocating for families impacted by childhood-onset heart disease (CoHD).

Our Support

We bring care and connection to those living with CoHD. As your CoHD companion for life, HeartKids makes holistic care possible with access to tailored information, resources, and support.

Our Impact

For over 40 years, HeartKids has stood side by side with families on their CoHD journeys. Today, our support extends to the over 80,000 Australian children, teens, and adults affected by CoHD.

Our Resources

HeartKids provides trusted information and resources about CoHD. Our resource library is a one-stop-shop for all our CoHD resources, including fact sheets, podcasts, videos and more.

How You Can Help

Give to HeartKids

Your one-time or regular donation brings hope to the over 80,000 Australians living with CoHD. Discover ways to give today.

Community Fundraising

Have fun whilst making a real difference to lives of those impacted by CoHD. Learn more about community giving with HeartKids.

Get Your Work Involved

A donation made by you, your team, or your organisation brings us one step closer to our committent to overcome CoHD together.

Volunteer With Us

Create impact on the lives people living with CoHD through volunteering. Explore the many ways to volunteer with HeartKids.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned this website may contain the images and names of people who have passed.

HeartKids acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, work and meet. We acknowledge the continuing connections to land, sea, waters and skies and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

HeartKids treads lightly on Country and works in collaboration and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities impacted by childhood-onset heart disease (CoHD) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD).

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