Founded in 1986, Brain Injury Australia is the national peak advocacy organisation representing the needs of the 730,000 Australians with a brain injury, their families and carers.
It is also the central clearinghouse of information and gateway to nationwide referral for optimising their social and economic participation.
Brain Injury Australia also drives multi-year public awareness campaigns devoted to:
- The leading cause of death and disability in children who have been abused, including “shaken baby syndrome”
- Concussions in sport
- Falls within the elderly population
- People with a brain injury in the criminal justice system (up to 80% of Australia’s adult prisoners have reported brain injury)
- Violence against women, family violence and traumatic brain injury