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Arthritis Australia

Arthritis Australia is a charitable not-for-profit organisation and is the peak arthritis body in Australia. They work in collaboration with arthritis organisations in ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Vision and mission

To bring quality of life to all people with arthritis and eliminate their suffering.

  • to provide dignity, support and education for Australians suffering from arthritis and their carers
  • to provide dignity, support and education for Australians suffering from arthritis and their carers
  • to radically restrict the rate of growth of arthritis in Australia
  • to be a leader in funding and advocating world class research
  • to create an independent, arthritis focused and patient driven national body

How Arthritis Australia can help

  • provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends
  • promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government
  • funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and
  • aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed.

Information line

Call 1800 011 042 Mon to Fri

NSW, QLD, WA 9am to 5pm

SA, ACT 9am to 3pm

NT 9:30 am to 2pm

TAS 10am to 4pm

For information about arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions including self-management, community programs, seminars, support groups and resources. The Infoline is staffed by health professionals and specially trained volunteers.

Programs, apps and tools

  • MyJointPain help to relieve the symptoms of joint pain or osteoarthritis for a more active and pain-free life
  • Empowered resources to help you live, and live well, with arthritis
  • MyBackPain trustworthy information on low back pain to get your back on track
  • MyRA designed to help people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) seize control and become active participants in their journey with RA

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Last reviewed: May 2020

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