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Kidney Health Australia

For over 50 years, Kidney Health Australia have been working tirelessly on behalf of the kidney community to fight for equal opportunity in the support, treatment and research of kidney disease.

As the peak body for kidney disease in Australia, their purpose is to bring together individuals, organisations and healthcare providers to work together to improve the lives of the 1.7 million Australians affected by kidney disease.

Part of a dedicated clinical and research community, they foster advocacy and research to drive improvements in the diagnosis, management and eventual cure of kidney disease.

Vision and mission

Kidney Health Australia has a clear purpose - to achieve good kidney health for all Australians.

Kidney Health Australia’s mission is decrease the incidence of kidney disease, and save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease. Through their awareness, early detection and support programs, they will continue to ensure every Australian at risk of, or affected by, kidney disease, receives the best possible support to enjoy a good quality of life.

Their vision is a future where every Australian has the ability to enjoy good kidney health.

How Kidney Health Australia can help

Kidney Health Australia build awareness, encourage early detection, and connect those with kidney disease to trusted sources of support.

Information / help lines

  • Call 1800 454 363 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm, or email

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

Last reviewed: September 2021

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Kids and youth programs | Kidney Health Australia

Kidney Health Australia is proud to run kids and youth programs for ages 8-24. They provide the chance to connect, have fun and grow more confident.

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Mental health and kidney disease | Kidney Health Australia

If you have been diagnosed with kidney disease, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. Read how to manage depression to help your emotional wellbeing.

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Webinars | Kidney Health Australia

Our primary care education program brings online education to you for free via webinar. Register here for our webinars.

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Living with Kidney Disease

Kidney disease can be challenging and impacts every area of your life. We have resources and programs to help you live your best life with kidney disease.

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Detecting & Managing CKD Resource Library | Kidney Health Australia

Download our resources on detecting and managing CKD in our Resource Library.

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Your Kidneys A – Z | Kidney Health Australia

If you’ve ever wondered about a word, term or acronym used in a discussion about kidneys, you should find the meaning here in our glossary of terms.

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Kidney Health Check | Kidney Health Australia

Find out what’s involved with a Kidney Health Check, as well as how often you should get one, and how accurate they are.

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COVID-19 and your kidneys

We’re here to help you during these difficult times. Our Kidney Helpline can answer your kidney health queries, COVID-19 questions and help connect you to…

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Find A Dialysis Unit | Kidney Health Australia

If you need to travel due to relocation or an unplanned trip, we can help you find dialysis units within Australia or overseas.

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