Help give all our babies a fighting chance

About the Foundation

100% of general donations go to fund medical equipment, research and nurse education to help give critically ill newborn babies, the best chance to lead healthy, normal lives. The Foundation operates in the ACT, Southern NSW, Riverina, and Gippsland in Victoria.


100% LOCAL

– Money raised in a region, stays in that region

The medical equipment we fund prevents brain damage, lung damage, Cerebral Palsy, blindness and a host of other complication faced by premature or sick newborn babies. 

Charitable Collections Licence Number 19000235

ABN 82440775387

Our Raffles

NICF is excited to announce we are running regular raffles! Please click through below to see any raffles currently running.

Our Current Project

ACT & Region

There are two current projects for the Canberra Region: 1. we are urging people to donate funds so we can purchase a new live video streaming system for the Canberra neonatal and special care nursery called Angel Eye. This will replace the aging NICUcam for which technical support ceased in November 2022. Research has shown that if a mum can see a live streaming of her baby in the NICU or SCN, she has reduced separation anxiety, feels more comfortable spending time with her other children and finds it easier to express. You can donate HERE 2. we are currently running our Baubles for Babies fundraiser to raise funds for the purchase of two Bilicocoons to enable babies suffering from jaundice to be treated in the comfort of their own home. Visit our Christmas tree and purchase a virtual bauble of your choice to the tree! Baubles start from just $20 and every bauble purchased comes with the ability for you to upload a photograph and write a Christmas message to a loved one. Every purchase of a virtual bauble will come with a tax-deductible receipt, and more importantly, you will be helping us raise the funds necessary to buy two Bilicocoons .

Central Gippsland

Thank you. We have raised the funds for 10 Wellington Sofa beds for the Maternity Unit at Sale Hospital. They are due to arrive in March 2024. Our current project is to fund an ultrasound for Sale Hospital’s Maternity Unit.

East Gippsland

We will be raising money for a fourth Neocot for Bairnsdale Hospital’s Maternity Unit.

Latest News

Adventure Ride 2024

The Snowy Mountains Adventure Ride for Charity to help the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation purchase new equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Canberra Hospital will be running from 8th to 10th March 2024. If you are interested in joining a fun event to...

Baubles for Babies

All we want for Christmas is a miracle. You can help create a Christmas miracle for sick and premature newborn babies and their families with the Foundation’s fun and exciting Christmas fundraising - Baubles for Babies! We are asking people to purchase a virtual...

Frankie’s Story

Baby Francesca (Frankie) was born full term at 3.16 am on a November morning. She was beautiful with hazel eyes and long dark hair. She left this world suddenly, 36 hours later, cradled in her mummy’s arms and surrounded by the love of her Dad and two older siblings....