About Arthritis Australia

About Arthritis Australia

Arthritis Australia is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation and the peak arthritis consumer body in Australia. We work in collaboration with arthritis organisations in ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Arthritis Australia:

  • provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends
  • promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government
  • funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and
  • aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed.

Vision

Freedom from arthritis. 

Arthritis Australia 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

Arthritis Australia 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

Constitution

Arthritis Australia Constitution

Arthritis Australia Affiliate Organisations

National Arthritis Infoline: 1800 011 041

Arthritis ACT: (02) 6251 2055

Arthritis NSW: (02) 9857 3300

Arthritis NT: (08) 8948 5232

Arthritis QLD: (07) 3857 4200

Arthritis TAS: (03) 6228 4824

Arthritis SA: (08) 8379 5711

Arthritis WA: (08) 9388 2199

For our contact list click here.

Registered Charity – Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission certificate

More information about our registration with the ACNC can be found here.

 About this website

Arthritis Australia endeavours to ensure the accuracy and relevance of information on its website.

Consumer information materials are reviewed and updated on an annual basis, with the process including a full literature review to ensure scientific accuracy. Development and review of all Arthritis Australia resources follow a stringent process which is in line with the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Guidelines for Consumer Information. The process is as follows:

  • Audit of gaps/consumer demand
  • Literature reviews to support information to be included in the resource
  • Resource written
  • Tested with consumer focus group for understanding of content as well as layout
  • Reviewed and signed off by
    • Arthritis Australia’s Consumer Representative (and Board Member)
    • Arthritis Australia’s Resource Development Working Group (made up of a combination of health educators and consumers)
    • Arthritis Australia’s Medical Director
    • Arthritis Australia’s Scientific Advisory Committee
    • Australian Rheumatology Association (co-badged materials), the peak group for rheumatologists – specialists in arthritis and musculoskeletal disease;
    • Other relevant organisations pertinent to subject matter – e.g. The Australian General Practice Network, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Australian Practice Nurses Association, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
    • The reviewer organisations are acknowledged on each material where appropriate.

Amendments to consumer resources are made and uploaded to the site as they occur and, overall, a six monthly review of the full website is undertaken to maintain accuracy and relevancy.