A National Voice for Change
Epilepsy Action Australia is the leading epilepsy advocacy organisation in this country. We represent the interests of people living with epilepsy by advocating and lobbying the Australian Government for improvements in support for people with epilepsy in the areas of education, health, employment, transport, discrimination and other issues of national concern.
We focus on two main areas:
- Addressing and providing solutions for national issues that are raised by individual people with epilepsy or their families
- Identifying the needs of, and working towards improvements in the quality of life for people living with epilepsy and their families.
Epilepsy Action has established relationships with the Australian Government, its departments, other health and disability national bodies, to advocate on issues such as increased funding for research and services; better access to pharmaceuticals; the therapeutic use of cannabis based products; driver’s license standards; and discrimination in the workplace or in everyday life.
We actively participate and contribute to Federal and State Parliamentary Inquiries, Australian Human Rights Commission and National Disability Insurance Scheme consultations.
If there is an issue or topic related to living with epilepsy that you think requires action please contact us on 1300 37 45 37 (1300 EPILEPSY) or [email protected]
We make sure that the voices of those with epilepsy are being heard by policy makers, health providers, employers, the media and the general community to address prejudice and misunderstanding and make a positive change.
Epilepsy Action provides a consultancy service to businesses and organisations that provide services to or work with people living with epilepsy.
This may take the form of review of epilepsy related policies and procedures, advice on accessing relevant products and services to support people living with epilepsy and provision of work place accommodation.
Contact Epilepsy Action today to discuss your needs on 1300 37 45 37 (1300 EPILEPSY) or [email protected]