Contacts

The Arthritis Foundation of Australia, which began as the Australian Rheumatism Council, is an advocacy, research and fundraising body. It aims to improve the quality of life of people who have arthritis or a related condition, those who care for them, and people at risk of developing arthritis, by reducing and preventing the effects of musculoskeletal disorders.

Arthritis Foundations in every State and Territory provide group meetings, a range of activities and talks, and self-management programs for both arthritis and osteoporosis. In these programs people learn about medications and develop strategies to manage their condition such as balancing exercise and rest, managing stress, and undertaking physical treatments such as hydrotherapy and physiotherapy.

The Arthritis Foundation produces fact sheets on forms of arthritis and treatments, endorsed where appropriate by the Australian Rheumatology Association. The Foundation seeks cures, preventions and better treatments by supporting scientific and medical research into arthritis.

Contacts

National office

Arthritis Foundation of Australia

GPO Box 121

SYDNEY NSW 2001

Phone: (02) 9552 6085; 1800 011 041 free call

Fax: (02) 9552 6078

Web site: www.arthritisfoundation.com.au

Arthritis ACT

PO Box 4017

WESTON ACT 2611

Phone: (02) 6288 4244

E-mail: afact@austarmetro.com.au

Arthritis NSW

Locked Bag 16, Post Office

NORTH PARRAMATTA NSW 2151

Phone: (02) 9683 1622

E-mail: info@arthritisnsw.org.au

Arthritis NT

6 Caryota Court

COCONUT GROVE NT 0810

Phone: (08) 8948 5232

E-mail: afnt@telstra.com

Arthritis QLD

PO Box 2121

WINDSOR QLD 4030

Phone: (07) 3857 4200; 1800 011 041 free call

E-mail: info@arthritis.org.au

Arthritis SA

118 Richmond Road

MARLESTON SA 5033

Phone: (08) 8379 5711

E-mail: info@arthritissa.org.au

Arthritis TAS

Box 30 McDougall Building

Ellerslie Road

BATTERY POINT TAS 7004

Phone: (03) 6224 4755; 1300 650 647 infoline

E-mail: hobart@arthritistasmania.com.au

Arthritis VIC

263-265 Kooyong Rd

ELSTERNWICK VIC 3185

Phone: (03) 8531 8000; 1800 011 141 free call

E-mail: afv@arthritisvic.org.au

Arthritis WA

PO Box 34

WEMBLEY WA 6014

Phone: (08) 9388 2199

E-mail: general@arthritiswa.org.au