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The Australian Kidney Foundation is a non-profit organisation that relies on community funding and support, with minimal government funding. Through its branches the Foundation aims to increase public awareness and understanding of kidney-related diseases, and to fund research to understand better the causes and treatment of kidney and urinary tract diseases.

The Foundation conducts broad-based education programs for patients, potential organ donors, medical practitioners, the general community and school students. It aims to improve patient services and preventative medicine, by informing government of patients' needs and commenting on relevant public issues, as well as raising funds. The Foundation encourages and promotes organ donation, and makes available information on kidney-related conditions.

'Kidney Care', a recent initiative, is a support network and monthly education session for people living with kidney disease. Volunteers support people living with kidney disease through:

– public speaking about kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation

– a telephone support register

– practical support to people on dialysis, their families and friends.

Contacts

The Australian Kidney Foundation

GPO Box 9993 in each capital city

Web site: www.kidney.org.au
Kidney Health Information Line: Free call 1800 682 531

National Office and South Australia Office

82 Melbourne Street
NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006

Tel: 08 8267 4555 Fax: 08 8267 4450
Email: akf@adelaide.kidney.org.au

New South Wales

Ground Floor, 161 Clarence Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

Tel: 02 9299 4599 Fax: 02 9299 7582
Email: akf@sydney.kidney.org.au

Victoria

6th Floor, 11 Queens Road
MELBOURNE VIC 3004

Tel: 03 9866 3300 Fax: 03 9866 6344
Email: akf@melbourne.kidney.org.au

Queensland - Brisbane

Level 4, Oxford Centre
133 Leichhardt Street
SPRING HILL QLD 4000

Tel: 07 3832 2520 Fax: 07 3832 3453
Email: akf@brisbane.kidney.org.au

North Queensland - Townsville

Unit 2, 1 Smith Street
HYDE PARK QLD 4812

Tel: 07 4721 3322 Fax: 07 4721 3326
Email: kidney@ultra.net.au

North Queensland - Rockhampton

PO Box 417
ROCKHAMPTON MC QLD 4702

Tel: 019 630 473

Western Australia

3rd Floor, 68 St. George's Terrace
PERTH WA 6000

Tel: 08 9322 1354 Fax: 08 9481 3707
Email: akf@perth.kidney.org.au

Tasmania

295A Macquarie Street
HOBART TAS 7000

Tel: 03 6224 4869 Fax: 03 6224 4871
Email:akf@hobart.kidney.org.au

Northern Territory

Room 4, Casuarina Plaza
CASUARINA NT 0810

Tel: 08 8945 4047 Fax: 08 8945 4037

National Renal Resource Centre

Sydney Dialysis Centre
37 Darling Point Road
DARLING POINT NSW 2027

Tel: 02 9362 3995; 02 9362 3121
Free call: 1800 257 189
Fax: 02 9362 4354
Email: d.oshaughnessy@hcn.net.au