Western Australia's 46th annual telethon raised a record $20.7 million over the weekend to help improve the lives of sick children.
Since 1968, Channel Seven's Telethon has raised more than $150 million for charity.
Last year's record $16.8 million was smashed as large donations from some of the nation's wealthiest people pushed the total to $20,701,272.
Among the major contributors were the federal government and Crown Perth, which kicked in $2 million each.
Multiplex heir Tim Roberts donated $1.5 million, the McCusker Foundation and Andrew and Nicola Forrest's Minderoo Foundation each donated $1 million, and James Packer gave $500,000.
Seven West Media executive chairman Kerry Stokes contributed $1.5 million on behalf of his company Australian Capital Equity.
Celebrities included Molly Meldrum, actor George Houvardas, Better Homes and Gardens handyman Rob Palmer, socialite Brynne Edelsten and Home and Away stars.
Musical acts included Johnny Ruffo, Diesel and Tina Arena.
This year's telethon children were Jack Day, 11, who has undergone nine operations for cerebral palsy, and Tahlia Polmear, also 11, who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Beneficiaries from the telethon include Princess Margaret Hospital, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, and the Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre.