Australian Closed started in January 2013 as a charitable event aimed at involving people from Australia in a single large community event filled with tennis, music, food, and other festivities. Celebrities from the former Yugoslavia became involved since its inception and helped to raise awareness, both locally and abroad, about the event and its cause.  The specific aim was to support disadvantaged children in the former Yugoslavia, not by sending money to the organisations supporting them, but through financing projects that would directly benefit the children. Initial projects started with building a children’s playground and the construction of a kitchen and living area for disadvantaged and kids without parents.