Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Australia Incorporated

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Meet Kara. She is a new mum who was looking forward to having a baby, but the reality of motherhood is a far cry from her expectations. Most of the time Kara feels lonely, overwhelmed and completely inadequate as a mother. She longs for reassurance, but her family live so far away, and besides - all the other mums she knows seem to be coping just fineā€¦

What do we do?

MOPS Australia assists in the establishment of local Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) groups. These groups offer much-needed support, encouragement and teaching to mothers with young children.  MOPS gives mums a chance to build friendships, as well as discuss issues relevant to them in a safe and caring environment.  Every mum with children under school age is welcome at MOPS, and groups meet fortnightly during school terms.

MOPS meetings provide time out for mums so that they can be inspired and refreshed, while their children enjoy a separate program run by dedicated carers.  When mums take care of their own needs, they are more capable of taking care of the needs of their children and family.  At MOPS we really do believe that "Better mums make a better world!"

What can you do?

MOPS Australia is a National body run entirely by volunteers, with 116 groups in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Bali and New Zealand.  We:
  • Establish and support groups by training leaders through Regional Training Days and Conferences.
  • Provide ongoing resources through our website and MOPShop.  

We require funding:

  • To increase the number of groups, through greater awareness of MOPS.
  • To better resource groups - including the special needs of ethnic and remote groups.
  • To provide better access to training materials via technology, culturally appropriate materials and one-on-one training visits.
  • To rebuild our website to cope with the growing needs of the organisation.
 The growth of MOPS Australia is currently hindered by our level of funding.  Funding determines how many groups we can establish, and this in turn determines how many mothers we can support.

Kara is just one young mum desperate for connection, support and encouragement, but there are thousands like her. Your donation to MOPS Australia will make a difference to many women during the critical early years of mothering.

How can I learn more?


Contact Details

1 Bogart Drive

(03) 5339 6234
Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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