• Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common disabilities in Australia
    Cerebral Palsy
    is one of the most
    common disabilities
    in Australia
  • In Australia over 33,000 people have Cerebral Palsy
    In Australia
    over 300,000
    people have cerebral palsy
  • One in 400 hundred babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy
    One in 400
    babies is diagnosed
    with cerebral palsy

Cerebral Palsy Australia

Cerebral Palsy Australia is the national peak body of organisations that work with people with cerebral palsy and people with similar disabilities and their carers. Since 1952, Cerebral Palsy Australia (formerly known as CP Australia and the Australian Cerebral Palsy Association) has provided a national voice for cerebral palsy awareness Furthermore, Cerebral Palsy Australia has positively contributed to the community through research and service development for children and adults with cerebra…

Latest News & Events

27 August 2014

Ability First Australia welcomes Cerebral Palsy Australia

Ability First Australia is delighted to announce that as of 1 July 2013, Ability First Australia and Cerebral Palsy Australia have joined forces to create one of Australia’s largest national Not for Profit Organisations. Background Ability First Australia is one of Australia's largest Not for Prof…

15 March 2013

World Cerebral Palsy Day, Wednesday 2 October 2013

World Cerebral Palsy Day is an annual event, celebrated each year on the first Wednesday in October. Organisations from America, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Finland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Scotla…

13 March 2013

Cerebral Palsy Australia does not door-knock

It has come to our attention that a door-knock fundraising campaign is being conducted in some states by Cerebral Palsy Alliance, an organisation that has been mistaken for Cerebral Palsy Australia. Cerebral Palsy Australia does not conduct door-knocking activities, and nor do its member organisati…

01 December 2012

CP Australia featured in Healthcare in Focus magazine

Cerebral Palsy Australia President Glenn Rappensberg was recently interviewed for a feature in Healthcare in Focus magazine about CP Australia’s work.


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