Starlight Express Rooms

A fun haven for play


Where mayhem, joy and laughter are the order of the day.

We believe that play is the work of children. While sick kids often experience a very adult world of stress and trauma, play is the powerful force essential to developing resilience, wellbeing and a sense of normality.

Our Starlight Express Rooms are a medical free haven for sick kids and their families seeking a welcome break from the relentless cycle of medical treatments and procedures. It's the place we get down to the serious business of having fun!

Captain Starlight playing building blocks with children

Illness shouldn't define a child, so our Starlight Express Rooms are medical free zones - no treatments or medical talk are allowed.

Run by Captain Starlight and our wonderful volunteers, our Starlight Express Rooms are unique spaces filled with laughter, smiles, fun people and enjoyable activities.

Kids can watch DVDs or compete with family and new friends on Xbox, PlayStation and WII. They can join Captain Starlight in a musical jam session, have their face painted, watch a live magic show, make balloon animals, paint, paste and create amazing crafts or just clown around and have fun.

It's their choice.

For kids too sick to leave their beds, Starlight TV delivers all the antics and fun of the Starlight Express Room live to their bedside daily. Captain Starlight also works with doctors and nurses on the wards bringing smiles to young faces everywhere.

At night the Starlight Express Room transforms into a teen-only hang out space, where our Livewire facilitators offer inspiring skills-based workshops that encourage creative expression.

There's a Starlight Express Room in every children's hospital in Australia. We need to keep our doors open 7 days a week, 365 days a year so we're there when sick kids and their families need us the most.


Starlight Express Room locations and opening hours.


$1.5 million builds one Starlight Express Room. Explore all our upgrades and new developments.

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