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Who We Are

Making Waves Foundation is an Australian registered not-for-profit organisation that, through sailing, becomes a catalyst for change in people's lives.


Why We Do It

We exist to offer life changing opportunities to children, youth and adults with disabilities and those at a disadvantage to drive a more optimistic outlook for personal growth and improved life outcomes.

What Do We Do?

We use sailing as a tool to build confidence, self-esteem and new relationships.

Through sailing, people start to forget about what they can't do and focus on what they can.

We provide free sailing and training programs for people with a disability, disadvantaged children and adults, and their carers.


Winds of Joy Program

Our programs start with the Winds of Joy Program, the first step for many youth on the journey toward accepting their circumstances and believing they can achieve more.


Winds of Change Program

MWF's Winds of Change Program opens a world of challenge, skill development and discovery for young people who have disengaged from learning.


Winds of Care Program

Our Winds of Care Program is a chance for the amazing mums, dads, grandparents, guardians, brothers, sisters, friends and others who care for disabled and disadvantaged people, to take a bit of time out for themselves.

Read about our sailing programs here.


Would You Be Willing to Help Create Optimism?

We need you to help us create optimism where it does not exist. We need your passion, enthusiasm and skills to help us achieve these outcomes. You can make the future brighter by:


Does Your School Want to Come Sailing?

Sign up here if you are a school interested in bringing your school or organisation sailing in one of MWF's sailing experiences.

Make a Donation

MWF is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity in Australia with DGR (tax-deductible, gift-recipient) status. Every donation of $2 or more that you make to MWF are tax deductible when you do your tax return. Thank you for any donation you make: You can make a donation here.

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