Waiting to Smile

Globally, every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. In too many cases around the world, surgery to fix cleft conditions is neither accessible nor affordable. It takes as little as 45 minutes to provide surgery to children and adults living with cleft conditions, forever changing their lives.

At Operation Smile Australia, we believe that everyone suffering with cleft and craniofacial conditions deserves exceptional, safe surgical care.

You can change the life of a child today!

Amrita's Story

After 12 surgeries, including a number of failed ones, Amrita and her family were at the brink of giving up…

2023 Impact Report

Working together to create impact in 2023

Read about the life-saving and life-changing work made possible by incredible donors and volunteers.

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25 Years of Operation Smile Australia!

2024 is a special year for Operation Smile Australia.  This year we mark 25 years of being able to provide life-changing surgical care to children in 36 different countries shown...

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Ambassador and mother Keiara Moore – hear her story

Hear from Ambassador Keiara Moore about her experience having a child with cleft and why we should support mothers from low-income countries this mothers day.

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Meet Piper Butcher - our newest ambassador!

Piper is a singer songwriter from the Hunter Valley, and for lovers of Australian Idol, she made it to the Top 24 last year! At only 19, Piper has already...

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