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Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson’s Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 100,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. They advocate for the needs of people living with Parkinson’s, and for their families and carers.

They represent, at the national level, the interests of its federation of state and territory members on all matters relating to Parkinson’s and carer issues.

Parkinson's Australia are a member of the National Neurological Alliance group which advocates for better services for people affected by progressive degenerative neurological diseases in Australia.

Vision and mission

Dedicated to achieving a society where people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and family members are supported, respected, empowered, and engaged in community life.

How Parkinson's Australia can help

Parkinson's Australia advocates for the Parkinson's community, promotes best practice models of service delivery, works to increase awareness of Parkinson's and provides information and education on Parkinson's symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatments.

They are committed to a strong consumer focus and work with all Parkinson’s state organisations (who provide support services, education and information) to advocate on behalf of the Parkinson’s community at a federal level.

Information line

Call 1800 644 189 for information, resources or advice (free and confidential). Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm (except public holidays)

Programs, apps and tools

  • YOP-X App - Young Onset Parkinson's Exchange App and website

Recommended links

Last reviewed: May 2022

Information from this partner

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Advanced Care Planning | Parkinson's Australia

Information on advanced care planning and enduring power of attorney.

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Parkinson's FAQs | Parkinson's Australia

Answering your questions about Parkinson's disease

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Young Onset Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

There is a common misconception that Parkinson's affects only older people, this is wrong. Around 20% of people with Parkinson's are of working age and many are diagnosed in their 30's and 40's.

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PARKINSON'S TREATMENT | Parkinson's Australia

Information about what treatments are available to treat Parkinson's.

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About Parkinson's Disease | Parkinson's Australia

Learn about Parkinson's, what causes it, symptoms and treatment

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Parkinson's disease symptoms| Parkinson's Australia

There is a large range of symptoms that people living with Parkinson's can experience.

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I AM A CARER | Parkinson's Australia

Information and support for carers of people living with Parkinson's

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DOCTORS & ALLIED HEALTH | Parkinson's Australia

Training for Health Professional and Aged care workers in Parkinson's.

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INFORMATON SHEETS | Parkinson's Australia

What causes Parkinson's, what are the symptoms and how do we treat Parkinson's.

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NURSES | Parkinsons Australia

If you are a nurse and are looking to increase your understanding of caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD), if you are wanting to specialise in this field or am an existing Parkinson’s nurse specialist you will find the educational courses below helpful in expanding or refreshing your knowledge base

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