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Epilepsy Action Australia

It is estimated that over 225,000 Australians are living with epilepsy and approximately 3% of Australians will experience the condition at some point in their lives. Up to 5% will experience a one-off or provoked seizure during their lifetime.

Vision and mission

Epilepsy Action Australia's vision is 'Optimal living for people with Epilepsy'.

How Epilepsy Action Australia can help

Epilepsy Action Australia provides a range of services including patient, community and professional education, seizure management planning, case management, emergency medication training, workshops and residential camps, as well as supporting a number of hospital based clinics. Services are delivered by phone, video conference and internet, with a physical presence in most states and territories.

Epilepsy Action Australia has committed to delivering equitable and consistent services to all people in Australia. Having developed and implemented a number of service delivery tools, there has been a strong focus on the use of technology and online modes to deliver education and self-management services. Examples include MyEpilepsy Diary, the Online Academy, use of social media, videoconferencing and webinars.


If you need support or answers, contact Epilepsy Action Australia on 1300 37 45 37
Epilepsy Nurses Available 7 days 9am-5pm

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Last reviewed: September 2020

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Parenting with epilepsy

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Living with Epilepsy | Epilepsy Action Australia | Epilepsy Action Australia

We offer a range of practical information about living with epilepsy across the lifespan and in a wide variety of situations and activities. Learn More.

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Understanding Epilepsy | Epilepsy Action Australia

Understanding Epilepsy - Anyone can have a seizure under certain circumstances and not all seizures result in a diagnosis of epilepsy.

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Managing Epilepsy | Epilepsy Action Australia

Medication is the first line of treatment in the management of epilepsy. With regular medication and a sensible lifestyle a full and active life is possible.

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Epilepsy Related Deaths - Epilepsy Action Australia

Unfortunately, in Australia, there are approximately 300 epilepsy- related deaths each year – but this figure is likely to be underestimated

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Managing Your Seizures - Epilepsy Action Australia

While not everyone will gain full seizure control, reducing the number of seizures you are having will help to lessen the risk of seizure-related injury or death

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Identifying Triggers - Epilepsy Action Australia

Seizure triggers are specific events or circumstances that increase the risk of seizures happening in someone with epilepsy

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Seizure Types and Classification - Epilepsy Action Australia

Seizure classification is a way of naming the many different types of epileptic seizures and putting them into groups.

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COVID-19: what you should know - Epilepsy Action Australia

Your questions answered about COVID-19 and epilepsy

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Practical steps - Epilepsy and Coronavirus - Epilepsy Action Australia

Submitted by Carol Ireland Medical advice relating to the coronavirus is the same for anyone with epilepsy as for the general public

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