Channel Nine Telethon

The Nine Telethon is a one-day event, where compassion meets action. 

It is an iconic televised fundraising event, held annually by the Nine Network.

In 2024, it’s a day dedicated to supporting Mater Little Miracles, a cause that strives to give Queensland’s tiniest patients the best possible start in life. With the generosity and support of the community, the Nine Telethon will ensure Mater clinicians and researchers, across Queensland, can continue to improve outcomes for our tiniest and most vulnerable patients, now and into the future.

The special day is schedule for Saturday 6 April, broadcast live on location from Mater Mothers Hospital, South Brisbane —the heart of where miracles can happen. Tune in from 7 am for a day-long spectacle, spanning Mater hospitals from Brisbane to Townsville, showcasing the unparalleled specialist care that defines a legacy.


Mater is an extensive network of hospitals, health centres and related businesses, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute, we're working together to improve health outcomes for the community. Mater brings together our collective expertise and resources across Mater Health, Mater Education, Mater Research and Mater Foundation.

For over six decades, Mater Mothers' Hospitals has been a steadfast pillar in supporting growing families across Queensland. Our evolution encompasses every step of the journey—from preconception to early parenthood. At the core of Mater's mission is the unwavering commitment to providing world-class care, especially when mothers find themselves at their most vulnerable during pregnancy and birthing. 

Every newborn welcomed into the world at a Mater Mothers' hospital is affectionately known as a little miracle. Yet, some infants require intensive, round-the-clock specialist care. Over 2,000 very ill and premature babies find sanctuary in Mater's embrace every year. As a leader in neonatal critical care, Mater's integrated services span from pre-pregnancy to the first 1,000 days of a baby's life. Mater stands as the sole team in Australia performing regular open foetal spinal surgery—a testament to our pioneering spirit and commitment to pushing the boundaries of medical excellence.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2024 Nine Telethon?

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The Nine Telethon returns early in 2024, giving our littlest Queenslanders the best possible start to life. The Channel Nine Mater Little Miracles Telethon will be held on Saturday, 6th April 2024. 

Where do the funds go?

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At Mater, every baby born and cared for is affectionately known as a ‘little miracle’, however each year more than 2,000 babies are born very ill or premature, which need round the clock care from a range of medical specialists.  

Through the Nine Telethon, with the support of the community and the support of Channel Nine, Mater aims to raise critical funds towards life-saving research, care and equipment, ensuring all babies at Mater have the best possible start to life. 

With the help of donations from the community, Mater clinicians and researchers can continue to improve outcomes for our tiniest and most vulnerable patients. 

What is Mater Foundation?

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Mater Foundation is a community-based fundraising organisation that supports the work of Mater Health, Mater Education and Mater Research.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, Mater meets a profoundly satisfying mission to improve the health and wellbeing of our community and to continue the Mater tradition of care and compassion.

Mater Foundation works towards improving health outcomes by funding ground-breaking research initiatives, purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment, enhancing facilities, and supporting life changing healthcare programs.

What else can I do to support Mater?

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Beyond the Nine Telethon, there are several options to support Mater. They include buying a ticket in a Mater Lottery, signing up for regular giving, leaving a Gift in Will to Mater Foundation, joining a community event or volunteering. To find out more about Mater Foundation and how you can get involved, visit materfoundation.org.au