Our Story

Where we began and where we are going

Founded in 2001, Destiny Rescue’s story began with founder and international president Tony Kirwan.

While living in Thailand, Tony overheard a man in the street bragging about how he was once invited to have sex with children.

“When I heard this story it really hit me and I knew I had to do something,” Tony says. “It was at this point, I believe God put the vision of Destiny Rescue in my heart.”

Today, Destiny Rescue’s work has grown into a worldwide organisation dedicated to rescuing children from sexual exploitation and trafficking and helping them stay free. We serve to help amplify the voices of both those who are enslaved and have been freed from abuse.

I dream of a time when children can go to bed to sleep, not work.


Destiny Rescue’s mission is to rescue kids from sexual exploitation and human trafficking and to help them stay free.

We do this through our rescue operations, reintegration programs, and prevention efforts. We are active in countries where the need to save is great. Because of our committed supporters, our rescue and reintegration staff are bringing freedom, hope and healing to children around the clock – day and night!

Destiny Rescue’s vision is to play a leading role in ending the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children in our lifetime.

We hold true to this vision and will continue to grow our programs, build strong partnerships, and step into new countries to extend freedom and hope to exploited children across the world.

Our Local Story

Founded in 2001, Destiny Rescue Limited is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). We are dedicated to raising awareness, funds, expertise and support to make possible the international work of Destiny Rescue. Our head office is in Sunshine Coast, Queensland with representation in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Together, our nationwide family of speakers, staff, volunteers, church and business partners, and supporters fight tirelessly to bring the world one step closer to our vision.


Our International Story

Our staff across the world are the heartbeat of Destiny Rescue. Our frontline staff such as rescue agents, border agents and social workers are on the ground in seven countries. They are involved in rescue, reintegration and prevention initiatives, helping free more than 5500 people since 2011. In Australia, New Zealand and the United States, we also have staff raising awareness and funds to fuel the frontline staff. Tying both groups together is a shared passion for Jesus, which has blessed the work of our organisation since we started in 2001.



Destiny Rescue is a family of organizations working together towards the same mission and vision.

Offices across three funding nations raise crucial awareness and funds to make the work of Destiny Rescue International possible.

Destiny Rescue USA inc.


Destiny Rescue Limited

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Child Rescue – Destiny Rescue Charitable Aid Trust

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You can help rescue a child every month

As a Rescue Partner your monthly gift of any amount will help rescue children out of slavery and give them the care they need to continue safely living out their God-given destiny.

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Thank you fighting for freedom. You’re now a part of a worldwide team that is helping to rescue and restore the sexually exploited. You’ll receive regular updates on the impact that your generosity is enabling and the lives changed because of you.

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Trust is the one thing ringing true throughout our entire story

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