Our Story

Olivia's Place was co-founded in 2012 by Kirsten Finger and Melissa Raymond. Initially established under a national organisation, Olivia's Place is now independently governed by a local board.

The organisation is committed to supporting families through the highs and lows of pregnancy and early parenting. As mums and dads, the team at Olivia's Place has a great understanding of the need for support during pregnancy and the early parenting period.

The service is staffed by a fantastic team of volunteers, led by a General Manager of Operations. All staff and volunteers have access to professional training specific to their role at Olivia's Place.

Olivia's Place has the mission of offering support during any stage of pregnancy and parenting in the first year of your child's life.

We provide practical, material and emotional support, and a much needed link between those facing difficulties during pregnancy and early parenting and the services they need - all within a professional framework.

We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a Public Benevolent Institution and approved as a Deductible Gift Recipient with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). This means that all donations over $2 made to Olivia's Place are tax deductible.

You can read more about our Family Support Program and our Material Aid Program or you can support our work by donating.


Kirsten and Melissa standing side by side smiling at the camera holding large baby bottles with money. There is a market stall behind them.

Co-founders Kirsten and Melissa at the first fundraising stall in 2013.