About Us

TCF Australia’s Background


The Compassionate Friends’ mission in Australia is to offer and provide friendship and support to bereaved parents and their families after a child’s death, regardless of age or cause.

Statement of Intent

Our goal is to provide appropriate support to all Australian bereaved parents and their families following the death of a child. We put this vision into action by:

Increasing public awareness of the Compassionate Friends’ services in Australia

Increasing collaboration and communication between the various TCF organisations across Australia, and providing technology-based solutions to the problems posed by the geography of Australia and our dispersed population on the delivery of our services.


Compassionate Friends Australia was founded in October 2009 and is registered in Victoria under the number ACN:139 913 456. In the year 2014,

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) granted the Compassionate Friends Australia Limited the right to display the ACNC tick mark below in October 2014.


We have a Board of Directors that is made up of Executive Directors who are in charge of TCF Australia’s operations and Directors who are nominated by State-based TCF organizations to represent those organizations.