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.

2023 Bake for Babies

ACT & Region

The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF) is urging people from the Canberra region to take the bake challenge to raise funds to purchase a 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. 

Central Gippsland

We are raising money to fund 10 Wellington Sofa beds for the Maternity Unit at Sale Hospital. These sofa beds will enable a partner of a mum to stay the night to support the mum at a time that can be quite stressful.

East Gippsland

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

To raise the funds needed, the NICF will officially run Bake for Babies 2023 from 1 June to 31 August with a policy of money raised in a region stays in the region. 

You can bake whatever you like – scones, cakes, pizzas, muffins, biscuits, a slice, whatever, and sell to friends, family or colleagues and then deposit the proceeds into the NICF Bake for Babies account. If you are like many and your scones turn out more like ANZAC biscuits, maybe people will sponsor you not to bake. The concept is as broad as you like to make it. So will you take the bake challenge?

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Bake for Babies runs 1 June to 31 August

Anyone can Bake for Babies and help us raise money for medical equipment to help sick and premature newborns and their families. Just bake what you want, sell your baked goodies to whoever you can, and deposit the proceeds into the Foundation's bank account. All...

Baubles for Babies

Donate a virtual bauble and help us support Canberra region sick and premmie newborn babies. The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation is running a special fundraiser called Baubles for Babies. We are asking people in the Canberra Region to go to our website and purchase...

NICU November Raffle!

Click the link to buy your tickets today to help give our sick and premature newborn babies a fighting chance. Life should not be a struggle when you are just a few hours old. 🎟 Our special annual event, NICU November Online Raffle, marks the significance of the month...