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 number of failed ones, Amrita and her family were at the brink of giving up…

2022 Impact Report

The Power of Partnerships
Highlighting Your Impact in 2021/22

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

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Where did we go in 2023?


Olympic Gold Medallist - From swimming to smiles

Alice Tait (nee Mills), Olympic Gold Medallist turned nurse, put her skills of adaptability and resourcefulness to the test on a recent surgical mission to Egypt with Operation Smile Australia....

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Meet Anna Weston, Volunteer Speech Pathologist

Anna Weston has been volunteering with Operation Smile for four years and has been on five medical missions. As a speech pathologist, she reaches every patient on the first day...

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