Children’s Charity in Australia

Cottage by the Sea is a non-government, not-for-profit registered charity that provides inspiration, fun and opportunities for disadvantaged young people in a positive, healthy, seaside environment.  Our vision is that every child deserves a happy and a healthy childhood. We offer children and young people Inspiration, Fun and Opportunity through diverse programs offered in a wide range of environments. During their camp experience, we provide opportunities for building positive relationships with peers and adult role models to help participants learn and grow. Whatever the program, Take a Break, REEF or Mentor, participants are encouraged to have fun, take risks and explore options in a safe and supportive setting. We seek to assist young people to develop self-awareness, confidence and resilience, inspiring them to remain engaged in education, family and their community and to achieve their goals.


Ambassador Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone is proud to be an Ambassador for Cottage by the Sea. We are one of his three chosen charities. Listen to his message below about how you can provide an experience of a lifetime for a child in need.

Listen to his message here.


Ambassador Jimmy Bartel

Jimmy Bartel is currently Vice Captain of the Geelong Cats and has a long list of accolades and achievements. He is a triple premiership player, a Brownlow Medallist, Norm Smith Medallist, and a two-time All-Australian. Jimmy Bartel is a proud Ambassador and supporter of Cottage by the Sea.

Listen to his message here.



Wish List

Download our Wish List to see how you can help disadvantaged children have a fun-filled week at camp.



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Sponsor a child

$600 can provide cosy accommodation, nutritious food and fun activities for a disadvantaged child for a week’s camp.