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We bring laughter where it is unexpected, yet most needed.

The Humour Foundation is an organisation of expertly trained performers who bring laughter, joy, and genuine human connection to children’s hospitals, hospice, and aged care facilities around Australia.

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We need your help

Our programs rely on generous donations from the Australian public who choose to partner with us to deliver the many proven benefits of laughter where it is unexpected, yet most needed.

The Humour Foundation

Our Programs

The Humour Foundation is an organisation of expertly trained performers who bring laughter, joy and genuine human connection to children’s hospitals and aged care facilities through our Clown Doctors™ and Laughter Care™ programs around Australia.

Our performers deliver the many benefits of laughter where it is unexpected, yet most needed. Our highly skilled teams work in partnership with medical and healthcare professionals to alleviate stress and social isolation, improving outcomes in what is often a stressful, unfamiliar environment.

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Clown Doctors

Clown Doctors™ – The Humour Foundation’s flagship program – works in partnership with health professionals to divert, calm and encourage positivity during children’s hospital stays.

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The Laughter Care

The Laughter Care™ program is a world-first, bringing together medicine and the arts in a professional partnership that improves quality of life for aged care residents through genuine human connection.

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Laughter Boss

Laughter Boss™ workshops teach aged care staff practical and creative strategies to engage residents though play and humour in their everyday work.

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We helped 0 beneficiaries in Financial Year 22/23
We’re in 21 hospitals and 1 children's hospice

We’re in 21 hospitals and 1 children’s hospice

We have 65 Clown Doctors 

We have 65 Clown Doctors 

We delivered 1893 Clown Doctor rounds

We delivered 1893 Clown Doctor rounds

We’re in 21 residential aged care facilities

We’re in 21 residential aged care facilities

We have 13 Laughter Care Specialists

We have 13 Laughter Care Specialists

We delivered 858 Laughter care visits

We delivered 858 Laughter care visits

Join Our Team

We’re hiring! We are looking for a performer to add to our team of Clown Doctors. Performers from diverse cultural backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply — laughter is its own language!

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Fundraise for us

There are many ways you can fundraise to support our ongoing work, whether it be at work, at school or in your community. Find out how to get involved today.

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