In response to the evidence that milk banking improves health outcomes and saves lives, Marea recognised the need for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world. Marea established a purpose-built milk bank facility in 2009 and with the extensive support from all sections of the community has seen donor mothers’ milk save lives and improve health outcomes for over a thousand babies. In 2013 mothersmilkbank.com.au was registered as a “Health Promotion” Charity. Marea provides education, support and pasteurised donor mothers milk to babies. Marea received the Community Service award presented by Karen Andrews MP Minister for Science and Technology.