Humane Charities List

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The Humane Charities List is a guide to health-related charities that do not fund or engage in animal testing. By donating to any of the charities on this list, you will be directing vital funding towards organisations that do not fund animal testing.

The Humane Charities List has been compiled based on written applications by charities that respond to a questionnaire and sign a declaration before being approved.

If your favourite charity is not listed here and does not fund animal research, please encourage them to contact us or download the application for listing from the 'apply' section of this website. You may also send us their contact details and we will approach them to verify whether they qualify for listing.

We understand that people often seek to support particular causes – especially one that has touched them personally. The Humane Charities List provides a choice of organisations with expertise in a number of different fields. Please use this list to encourage family, friends and colleagues to support humane health charities.
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AIDS and HIV


AIDS Trust of Australia (The)

Aims and activities: The AIDS Trust of Australia develops major projects that are community operated and delivered, aiming to foster the link between evidence and change, and focus on HIV prevention. The AIDS Trust of Australia also raises funds for organisations that develop and implement awareness, education, prevention, support, care and social research programs relating to HIV/AIDS. The AIDS Trust of Australia aims to augment and enhance important HIV sector work and help make the dream of an Australia free of HIV transmission reality.

Policy on animal research: The AIDS Trust of Australia does not engage in, nor fund animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 1030, Darlinghurst, NSW 1300
Tel: 1800 689 188
Fax: 02 9211 0096
Email:
Web: www.aidstrust.com.au


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Alcohol and Other Drug Support Services


Australian Drug Foundation

Aims and activities: We are committed to preventing alcohol and other drug problems in communities around Australia. Celebrating more than 50 years of service, our ongoing goal is to promote 'healthy people, strong communities'. We do this via our community programs, workplace services, alcohol and drug information, policy and advocacy.

Policy on animal research: The Australian Drug Foundation does not engage in any animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 818, North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Tel: 03 9611 6100
Fax: 03 8672 5983
Email:
Web: www.adf.org.au

Odyssey House Victoria

Aims and activities: Odyssey House Victoria is an alcohol and other drug agency that provides opportunities for change and growth by reducing drug use, improving mental health and reconnecting people to their family and the community.

Policy on animal research: Odyssey House Victoria does not conduct, commission, or in any way fund experiments involving non-human animals.

Contact details: 660 Bridge Rd, Richmond, VIC 3121
Tel: 03 9420 7600
Fax: 03 9425 9561
Email:
Web: www.odyssey.org.au


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Allergies


ausEE Inc

Aims and activities: ausEE Inc. is an Australian charity providing support and information to anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder (EGID), including Eosinophilic oEsophagitis (EoE), Eosinophilic Gastritis, Eosinophilic Enteritis, Eosinophilic Colitis, and Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis. We are committed to raising public awareness and supporting the medical community for further research into eosinophilic disorders in Australia.

Policy on animal research: ausEE does not conduct, commission, or in any way fund experiments involving non-human animals and will not do so in the future.

Contact details: PO Box 9303, Pacific Paradise, QLD 4564
Tel: 0411 539 369
Email:
Web: www.ausee.org


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Antenatal and Neonatal Health


Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia)

Aims and activities: To support the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in the treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula suffered by women as a result of prolonged obstructed unassisted labour. In undertaking our mission, the Company: - Raises awareness of the plight of sufferers of obstetric fistula - Promotes the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in preventing and treating obstetric fistula - Provides financial and other support from the broad Australian community to assist the ongoing work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia - Works in partnership with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and other Hamlin Fistula international organisations to assist and promote the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

Policy on animal research: Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) does not provide support for or conduct animal research or research that involves animals.

Contact details: PO Box 5066, Turramurra, NSW 2074
Tel: 02 9440 7001
Email:
Web: www.hamlin.org.au

Stillbirth Foundation Australia

Aims and activities: To reduce the incidence of stillbirth by: * Funding and encouraging research into stillbirth; and * Increasing public awareness about stillbirth

Policy on animal research: We do not conduct nor fund research using non-human animals.

Contact details: PO Box 9, Willoughby, NSW 2068
Tel: 02 9967 3229
Email:
Web: www.stillbirthfoundation.org.au


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Asthma


Asthma Foundation of Victoria (The)

Aims and activities: To help people manage their Asthma and linked chronic respiratory conditions all year round.

Policy on animal research: We do not fund research involving animal experimentation.

Contact details: 479-481 King St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003
Tel: 03 9326 7088
Fax: 03 9326 7055
Email:
Web: www.asthma.org.au


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Auditory Health


CICADA (Cochlear Implant Club and ADvisory Association) Queensland

Aims and activities: Assisting people to make informed decisions on whether to have a cochlear implant; provide all up to date information; assist people when switched on for sound; organise social activities; produce quarterly magazine.

Policy on animal research: CICADA Queensland are against animal testing.

Contact details: 85 Crotona Rd, Capalaba, QLD 4157
Tel: 07 3824 5003
Fax: 07 3824 5003
Email:
Web: www.cicadaqld.com.au

Deaf Australia

Aims and activities: Deaf Australia is the only national peak body for deaf people managed by deaf people. We work with Australian governments, industry, and service providers to ensure that Deaf people's human rights, as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, are realised.

Policy on animal research: Deaf Australia does not conduct, commission, or in any way fund experiments on non-human animals and will not do so in the future.

Contact details: PO Box 1083, Stafford, QLD 4053
Tel: 07 3357 8266
Fax: 07 3357 8377
Email:
Web: www.deafau.org.au

Deaf Children Australia

Aims and activities: Deaf Children Australia provides a range of services for families with deaf and hard of hearing children. We aim to provide the children and their families with the skills to face life's challenges and the opportunities to celebrate their potential. We work hard to promote opportunities for families and children to: * access unbiased information * build connections with each other * participate in peer to peer support * access community, recreational and youth activities * engage counselling support, and to * develop skills in advocacy, relationship building and influence

Policy on animal research: Deaf Children Australia does not support or engage in any animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 6466, St Kilda Road Central, VIC 8008
Tel: 03 9539 5300
Fax: 03 9525 2595
Email:
Web: www.deafchildrenaustralia.org.au

Senses Australia

Aims and activities: To provide services to people with disabilities including unique services for people who are deafblind.

Policy on animal research: Senses Australia does not undertake any medical research.

Contact details: PO Box 143, Burswood, WA 6100
Tel: 08 9473 5400
Fax: 08 9473 5499
Email:
Web: www.senses.org.au

Taralye

Aims and activities: In partnership with families, other providers and the community to improve the linguistic, educational, and social outcomes of deaf children by promoting early diagnosis and response to hearing loss through innovative early childhood intervention services, research, and advocacy.

Policy on animal research: Taralye does not fund nor engage in animal-based research.

Contact details: PO Box 113, Blackburn, VIC 3130
Tel: 03 9877 1300
Fax: 03 9877 1922
Email:
Web: www.taralye.vic.edu.au

Vicdeaf (Victorian Deaf Society)

Aims and activities: Vicdeaf's vision is for access and equity for deaf and hard of hearing people. We are a progressive community service organisation striving to provide relevant, responsive, and accessible services. Established in 1884, we are still the primary source of reference, referral, advice, and support for deaf and hard of hearing adults in Victoria. To achieve access and equity for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, we engage and work collaboratively with community, government, and private sector organisations. Vicdeaf enhances the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing Victorians through the delivery of various services such as counselling; disability employment services (SensWide Employment); case management; supported accommodation; sign language community courses; Auslan interpreter bookings; full services audiology clinics (Hearservice); Auslan video productions; deaf clubs and groups; community activities, and training and awareness programs. With the current number of Australians experiencing hearing loss being at one in six, and the estimated number of people with hearing loss being on in four by 2050, our services are increasingly critical.

Policy on animal research: Vicdeaf does not support or participate in the use of animals in medical research.

Contact details: Level 4, 340 Albert St, East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Tel: 03 9473 1111
Fax: 03 9473 1122
Email:
Web: www.vicdeaf.com.au


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Autism Spectrum Disorders


Amaze (Autism Victoria)

Aims and activities: Our mission is to provide the best quality range of information, advice and support to families and individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and advocating for systemic change, the establishment of networks, links and communities and the provision of training and accreditation to the service support system.

Policy on animal research: Amaze does not fund, support, condone, commission or participate in any research or experiments involving non-human animals.

Contact details: PO Box 374, Carlton South, VIC 3053
Tel: 03 9657 1600
Fax: 03 9639 4955
Email:
Web: www.amaze.org.au

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

Aims and activities: Build confidence and capacity with people who have an autism spectrum disorder, their families and communities by providing information, education and other services.

Policy on animal research: We do not undertake any medical research or harm animals in any way.

Contact details: PO Box 361, Forestville, NSW 2087
Tel: 1800 AUTISM (288476)
Fax: 02 8977 8399
Email:
Web: www.autismspectrum.org.au

Giant Steps Sydney Ltd

Aims and activities: Giant Steps Sydney seeks to develop intensive therapeutic and educational programs to ensure that each child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Giant Steps Sydney also seeks to provide support to families, to improve understanding of autism in the wider community and to develop best practice among carers and professionals. Our vision is to continue to be recognised as a centre of excellence for the creation, implementation and dissemination of innovative and effective programs and services for children with autism and their families.

Policy on animal research: Giant Steps does not participate in any animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 209, Gladesville, NSW 1675
Tel: 02 9879 4971
Fax: 02 9879 4974
Email:
Web: www.giantsteps.net.au


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Bladder and Bowel Health


Colostomy Association of SA Inc

Aims and activities: The Colostomy Association of SA Inc has been operating since 1962: providing support to 2,000 ostomate members. Our members range in age from birth to 90+ years. Our aim is to help ostomates live a fuller life. We achieve this by providing a telephone support service for new members; a monthly Stoma Nurse clinic; the provision of a new member information kit; a regular newsletter and general information (distributed to 2,000 members three times per year); and training for nursing home and other carers. For kiddie ostomates we provide each with a Gastronaut puppet (a puppet with a stoma), designed to education the child and their siblings on how a stoma works. We also provide our ostomate members with their monthly stoma appliances. We are staffed by 31 volunteers and 3 part-time personnel. Our funding comes from a 2.5% Medicare administration fee on appliances supplied (paid in arrears), a small annual membership fee, donations (predominantly from our members), raffles, trading tables, and regular fundraising projects, etc.

Policy on animal research: The Colostomy Association of SA does not undertake any research and we are assured that our product suppliers do not test on animals.

Contact details: 160 South Road, Torrensville, SA 5031
Tel: 08 8354 2618
Fax: 08 8354 2621
Email:
Web: www.colostomysa.org.au

Continence Advisory Service of WA Inc

Aims and activities: The Continence Advisory Service of WA provides education, advice and information to people with bladder and/or bowel health issues, their carers, families, health care professionals, support workers and special needs groups.

Policy on animal research: We do not, nor do we intend to conduct any research on animals.

Contact details: PO Box 719, Nedlands, WA 6909
Tel: 08 9386 9777
Fax: 08 9389 9001
Email:
Web: www.continencewa.org.au


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Brain Health and Injury


Brain Injury Network of SA Inc

Aims and activities: The Brain Injury Network of SA Inc (BINSA) strives to increase awareness, acceptance and relevant services in all SA jurisdictions to improve the quality of life, independence and community inclusion of anyone impacted by an acquired brain injury (ABI). BINSA, as the peak body representing those impacted by an ABI has a responsibility to ensure anyone with an ABI is given equal consideration in all areas of services, support and care.

Contact details: 70 Light Square, Adelaide, SA 5000
Tel: 08 8217 7600
Fax: 08 8211 8164
Email:
Web: www.binsa.org

Centre for Cerebral Palsy (The)

Aims and activities: Our mission is to assist people with cerebral palsy, other disabilities and their families through a range of services, support and community awareness.

Contact details: PO Box 61, Mt Lawley, WA 6929
Tel: 08 9443 0211
Fax: 08 9444 7299
Email:
Web: www.tccp.com.au

Cerebral Palsy League

Aims and activities: The Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) is a non-profit organisation that provides vital support and services to over 5,000 children and adults with cerebral palsy and related physical disabilities because we believe everybody has the same right to a fulfilling life. We provide services every day, at every stage of our clients' lives and have been doing so for over 60 years in thousands of homes, schools, communities and workplaces across Queensland. We work alongside our clients to achieve important life milestones like walking, talking, learning, working and living independently through a broad range of services spanning direct personal support, therapies, technologies, equipment and employment. The individualised programs we provide equip our clients to fulfil their passions, participate in their communities, and express their creativity.

Policy on animal research: None of the research conducted by Cerebral Palsy League involves animals in any way.

Contact details: PO Box 386, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Tel: 07 3358 8099
Fax: 07 3358 2495
Email:
Web: www.cplqld.org.au

Developing Foundation Inc (The)

Aims and activities: The mission of the Developing Foundation Inc is to enable people with a disability caused through brain injury or developmental disability to achieve their potential and help improve their quality of life. We believe that the potentially adverse outcomes of brain injury and developmental delays can be minimised or decreased through education, intervention and development.

Policy on animal research: The Developing Foundation Inc is only interested in the development of the human brain so it does not use animal research at all.

Contact details: 14 Munro St, Auchenflower, QLD 4211
Tel: 07 3871 0530
Fax: 07 3870 1123
Email:
Web: www.developingfoundation.org.au

Epilepsy Action Australia

Aims and activities: Epilepsy Action Australia delivers innovative, high quality education and support services across Australia to minimise the impact of epilepsy and other seizure disorders.

Contact details: GPO Box 9878, IN YOUR CAPITAL CITY,
Tel: 1300 374 537
Fax: 1300 886 894
Email:
Web: www.epilepsy.org.au

Epilepsy Association of South Australia and Northern Territory (The)

Aims and activities: The Epilepsy Centre (AKA The Epilepsy Association of South Australia and Northern Territory) is a professional organisation committed to providing quality services to people living with epilepsy and improving community awareness and attitudes throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory. The team at The Epilepsy Centre have been providing services and support for people with epilepsy and their families throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory since 1976, and are dedicated to providing high quality information, advice, support, training, counselling and practical assistance and advocacy on behalf of people with epilepsy. We also work continuously to raise awareness of epilepsy in the community to reduce the stigma and create a more welcoming and inclusive society.

Our key services include:
- Advocacy
- Community Education
- Counselling by our professional staff
- Information (Facts Sheets, Books, Videos)
- Support Groups
- Quarterly Newsletter
- Annual Camps for children with epilepsy and their carers

Contact details: 266 Port Road, Hindmarsh, SA 5007
Tel: 1300 850 081
Fax: 08 8448 5609
Email:
Web: www.epilepsycentre.org.au

Headwest, Brain Injury Association of WA Inc

Aims and activities: Headwest, Brain Injury Association of WA Inc. provides advocacy, training, and awareness with regard to Acquired Brain Injury. We are registered with the State Government as a legal charitable entity. Our Objectives: 1. to ensure that all people living with Acquired Brain Injury have access to the support and resources they need to optimise their social and economic participation in a welcoming community through, but not limited to, community engagement, systematic and individual advocacy and service coordination; 2. to influence the strategic direction of governments and decision makers through evidence including formal research, information, policy development, and advocacy; 3. to strengthen the capacity of all people living with Acquired Brain Injury and their families and/or carers in metropolitan, regional, and remote communities to have a voice; 4. to build partnerships in the community, business, and government sectors; and 5. in conjunction with other organisations, to conduct health promotion that will contribute to a reduction in the incidence of brain injury

Policy on animal research: Headwest, Brain Injury Association of WA Inc does not directly engage in nor fund any activities that support experiments on nonhuman animals.

Contact details: 645 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove, WA 6154
Tel: 1800 626 370
Tel2: 08 9330 6370
Fax: 08 9317 2264
Email:
Web: www.headwest.asn.au

Polio Australia Inc

Aims and activities: Polio Australia provides quality information and facilitates service provision across Australia ensuring that polio survivors have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed lifestyle choices.

Policy on animal research: Polio Australia does not fund or engage in animal-based research.

Contact details: PO Box 500, Kew East, VIC 3102
Tel: 03 9016 7678
Email:
Web: www.polioaustralia.org.au

SBH Queensland Inc

Aims and activities: SBH Queensland: * Provides information about and services specific to spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus * Empowers people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus to achieve their full potential * Promotes the value of people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus * Strives for excellence in the development and provision of programs to people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus

Policy on animal research: As we do not carry out any animal research, we do not have a policy on animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 8022, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
Tel: 07 3844 4600
Fax: 07 3844 4601
Email:
Web: www.spinabifida.org

Stroke Association of Victoria

Aims and activities: To provide peer support to stroke survivors, their partners, families and carers.

Contact details: PO Box 88, Flinders Lane Post Office, VIC 8009
Tel: 03 9670 1117
Fax: 03 9077 1246
Email:
Web: www.strokeassociation.com.au

Synapse (Brain Injury Association of QLD)

Aims and activities: Synapse is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with and affected by acquired brain injury, or people whose behaviour challenges community understanding.

Policy on animal research: We do not conduct any research that requires experimentation on animals. No animals are harmed in any way.

Contact details: PO Box 3356, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Tel: 07 3137 7400
Tel2: 1800 673 074
Fax: 07 3137 7452
Email:
Web: www.synapse.org.au


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Cancer


Challenge - Supporting Kids with Cancer

Aims and activities: Challenge is a not for profit organisation established in 1983 to provide daily support to any child 0-19 years old living with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders. Challenge offers them and their families the opportunity to put their illness aside and interact with other children and their families in similar circumstances.

Policy on animal research: Challenge does not conduct, fund or support animal based research.

Contact details: Challenge House, 529-535 King St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003
Tel: 03 9329 8474
Fax: 03 9329 8427
Email:
Web: www.challenge.org.au

McGrath Foundation (The)

Aims and activities: The McGrath Foundation raises money to place Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia. They also increase breast awareness in young people, with a particular emphasis on young women.

Policy on animal research: Does not fund animal-based research

Contact details: PO Box 471, , St Leonards, NSW 1590
Tel: (02) 8962 6100
Fax: (02) 9958 0140
Web: www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/

Pink Hope Community Limited

Aims and activities: Pink Hope is a preventative health charity working to ensure every individual can assess, manage, and reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, while providing personalised support for at risk women.

Contact details: PO Box 725, Narrabeen, NSW 2101
Tel: 02 8084 2288
Email:
Web: www.pinkhope.org.au

Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.

Aims and activities: Our mission is to: * lead the treatment, education and research of skin cancer and skin conditions in Victoria through partnering, funding and capacity building; * build awareness of the Foundation's activities in the community; * extend our existing, and build strong new partnerships with Foundation supporters to expand the Foundation's work

Contact details: 1/80 Drummond St, Carlton, VIC 3053
Tel: 03 9623 9400
Fax: 03 9639 3575
Email:
Web: www.skincancer.asn.au


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Cardiac Health


Heart Research Centre

Aims and activities: Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death, killing one Australian every 11 minutes. The Heart Research Centre conducts crucial research into the emotional, behavioural, and social aspects of heart disease and stroke. With your valuable support, we can improve the quality of life of cardiac patients and families. Please join us in our fight against this disease so that together we can help save lives, now and for future generations.

Contact details: PO Box 2137, Post Office, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC 3050
Tel: 03 9326 8544
Fax: 03 9326 5066
Email:
Web: www.heartresearchcentre.org

HeartKids Victoria Inc

Aims and activities: To support children suffering from heart disease and their families.

Contact details: PO Box 803, Parkville, VIC 3052
Tel: 03 9329 0446
Fax: 03 9329 0446
Email:
Web: www.heartkidsvic.org.au


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Childhood and Youth Health


Aurum Project (The)

Aims and activities: The mission of the Aurum Project is to advance the understanding and practice of homeopathy research in Australia by promoting and conducting research into the use of homeopathic medicines for childhood health and behavioural problems.

Policy on animal research: Aurum Project does not conduct research on animals.

Contact details: Suite 110/20 Dale St, Brookvale, NSW 2100
Tel: 02 9905 9415
Email:
Web: www.aurumproject.org.au

Challenge - Supporting Kids with Cancer

Aims and activities: Challenge is a not for profit organisation established in 1983 to provide daily support to any child 0-19 years old living with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders. Challenge offers them and their families the opportunity to put their illness aside and interact with other children and their families in similar circumstances.

Policy on animal research: Challenge does not conduct, fund or support animal based research.

Contact details: Challenge House, 529-535 King St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003
Tel: 03 9329 8474
Fax: 03 9329 8427
Email:
Web: www.challenge.org.au

Convoy for Kids Sydney Foundation

Aims and activities: To raise funds for the transportation and treatment of sick children.

Contact details: PO Box 815, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Tel: 02 4757 2670
Fax: 02 4757 2670
Email:
Web: www.convoyforkids.com.au

Giant Steps Sydney Ltd

Aims and activities: Giant Steps Sydney seeks to develop intensive therapeutic and educational programs to ensure that each child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Giant Steps Sydney also seeks to provide support to families, to improve understanding of autism in the wider community and to develop best practice among carers and professionals. Our vision is to continue to be recognised as a centre of excellence for the creation, implementation and dissemination of innovative and effective programs and services for children with autism and their families.

Policy on animal research: Giant Steps does not participate in any animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 209, Gladesville, NSW 1675
Tel: 02 9879 4971
Fax: 02 9879 4974
Email:
Web: www.giantsteps.net.au

HeartKids Victoria Inc

Aims and activities: To support children suffering from heart disease and their families.

Contact details: PO Box 803, Parkville, VIC 3052
Tel: 03 9329 0446
Fax: 03 9329 0446
Email:
Web: www.heartkidsvic.org.au

Inclusive Kids Community Grants Fund

Aims and activities: The Inclusive Kids Community Grants Fund aims to assist children 0-18 years, who have a disability, by providing small grants to assist with their day to day care or to purchase items that will create better inclusion in community life for these children. This Grants Fund is open to individuals living on either the Gold or Sunshine Coasts and we believe the grants we make are an investment, not only in the future of the individual, but in the future of the Gold and Sunshine Coast communities as a whole.

Contact details: PO Box 1291, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Tel: 1300 506 581
Fax: 07 5437 6793
Email:
Web: www.inclusivekids.com.au

Inspire Foundation

Aims and activities: The Inspire Foundation exists to help young people lead happier lives, and is the organisation behind leading youth mental health service, ReachOut.com. In Australia, mental health difficulties in young people are one of the biggest challenges of our time: 1 in 4 young people have a mental health disorder, and suicide is the leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24.

Policy on animal research: We will never use animals in research or fund research using animals in research.

Contact details: PO Box 1790, Rozelle, NSW 2039
Tel: 02 8585 9300
Fax: 02 8585 9349
Email:
Web: www.inspire.org.au

Make-A-Wish Australia

Aims and activities: We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human spirit with hope, strength, and joy.

Policy on animal research: Make-A-Wish Australia does not conduct any research using animals.

Contact details: PO Box 5006, Burnley, VIC 3121
Tel: 1800 032 260
Fax: 03 9426 0799
Email:
Web: www.makeawish.org.au

Taralye

Aims and activities: In partnership with families, other providers and the community to improve the linguistic, educational, and social outcomes of deaf children by promoting early diagnosis and response to hearing loss through innovative early childhood intervention services, research, and advocacy.

Policy on animal research: Taralye does not fund nor engage in animal-based research.

Contact details: PO Box 113, Blackburn, VIC 3130
Tel: 03 9877 1300
Fax: 03 9877 1922
Email:
Web: www.taralye.vic.edu.au

Tweddle Child + Family Health Service

Aims and activities: Our mission is to provide parenting support and education to families residing in the north west of Melbourne and Victoria with children aged 0-4. Families admitted for services will feel supported in their endeavours to be better parents and to cope well with the demands of parenting. They will receive services that are accountable, responsive to research, evidence-based and subject to national accreditation. As a result of our work, families will: - Acquire sound parenting skills - Develop parenting confidence - Enjoy the parenting experience - Improve early childhood development - Enhance family relationships - Connect to support networks in their local communities

Policy on animal research: Tweddle has not and will never have any links to animal research.

Contact details: 53 Adelaide St, Footscray, VIC 3011
Tel: 03 8387 0607
Fax: 03 9689 1922
Email:
Web: www.tweddle.org.au

Youngcare

Aims and activities: Youngcare was founded in 2005 following the inspirational story of one woman's battle to find dignified and age-appropriate care. When Shevaune's loved ones realised that aged care was one of the only options available for young people with 24/7 care needs, they rallied together to end this enormous injustice. Every young person deserves to live a young life, regardless of their care needs. Aged care is no place for a young person. Youngcare works to get young people out of aged care by providing choice in care and housing options, and bring independence, dignity, and hope to young people with high care needs, their families and carers. Right now, over 7,000 young Aussies are living in aged care simply because there are few alternatives. A further 700,000 young people are living at home with loved ones, often with limited support. Through our key programs we are working towards a future where no young person has to call aged care home.

Policy on animal research: Youngcare does not engage in, nor fund animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 725, Spring Hill, QLD 4004
Tel: 07 3041 3400
Fax: 07 3041 3411
Email:
Web: www.youngcare.com.au


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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


ME/CFS Australia (Victoria)

Aims and activities: To provide support, information and advocacy for people affected by ME/CFS and to advance the interests and well-being of people with this condition.

Contact details: PO Box 7100, Dandenong, VIC 3175
Tel: 03 9791 3100
Email:
Web: www.mecfs.org.au


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Community Health and Support Services


Canberra Rape Crisis Centre Inc

Aims and activities: CRCC works within a feminist framework to be an active, visible catalyst for change by * challenging societal values and inequitable structures that perpetuate violence against women; and * providing high quality services CRCC provides confidential 24/7 crisis line support to those affected by sexual violence. This includes women and children as well as men through SAMSSA (Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault). CRCC and SAMSSA also offer face to face counselling and support by appointment, court advocacy and assistance and support to victim/survivors who are going through the criminal justice process. CRCC also provides community education in a range of settings and contributes to broader systemic advocacy and policy and legal reforms.

Contact details: PO Box 3805, Weston, ACT 2611
Tel: 02 6247 2525
Email:
Web: www.crcc.org.au

CareFlight Ltd

Aims and activities: To save lives, speed recovery and serve the community by providing the highest standard of rapid-response critical care with team. Dedication to safety, education, innovation and sustainability.

Policy on animal research: Research conducted in trauma care pre-hospital for victims of accidents or disaster events. Use of animals non-applicable.

Contact details: PO Box 159, Westmead, NSW 2145
Tel: 02 9843 5100
Email:
Web: www.careflight.org

Convoy for Kids Sydney Foundation

Aims and activities: To raise funds for the transportation and treatment of sick children.

Contact details: PO Box 815, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Tel: 02 4757 2670
Fax: 02 4757 2670
Email:
Web: www.convoyforkids.com.au

HammondCare

Aims and activities: HammondCare works across a number of critical health areas through its Hospitals and Community Care services. Our two core areas of work are in Palliative Care and Dementia Care. We provide these services through at-home services and through our Hospitals and Residential facilities. We are also a leading health service provider in the area of Younger Onset Dementia and Aged Mental Health. We employ 2,800 passionate staff and are a registered charity with DGR status.

Contact details: 2/447 Kent St, Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: 1300 426 666
Fax: 02 9267 3103
Email:
Web: www.hammond.com.au

McGrath Foundation (The)

Aims and activities: The McGrath Foundation raises money to place Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia. They also increase breast awareness in young people, with a particular emphasis on young women.

Policy on animal research: Does not fund animal-based research

Contact details: PO Box 471, , St Leonards, NSW 1590
Tel: (02) 8962 6100
Fax: (02) 9958 0140
Web: www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/

Queensland Association for Healthy Communities

Aims and activities: To enable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to increase control over and improve their health, as a resource for social, economic and personal development and an important dimension of quality of life.

Policy on animal research: We don't fund animal experiments.

Contact details: PO Box 1372, Eagle Farm BC, QLD 4009
Tel: 07 3017 1777
Fax: 07 3852 5200
Email:
Web: www.healthycommunities.org.au

Quest for Life Foundation

Aims and activities: The Quest for Life Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that was established in 1990 by Petrea King. It provides an extensive program of residential retreats, lectures, trainings, counselling and other services. The Foundation is dedicated to providing practical and effective skills and compassionate support for people living with life's greatest challenges including life-threatening illness, grief, loss and trauma. Our aim is to inspire, educate and support people so they have the opportunity to transform suffering into healing and peace. The Quest for Life Foundation relies on donations, bequests and fundraising to ensure our services are widely available. Many of the people who require our programs are financially challenged due to the effects of illness or the other traumas they have in their lives. Funding enables us to provide our services to as many people as possible.

Policy on animal research: The use of non-human animals in medical research is not applicable to our work. The Foundation does not support the use of non-human animals in any medical or other research.

Contact details: PO Box 390, Bundanoon, NSW 2578
Tel: 02 4883 6599
Fax: 02 4883 6632
Email:
Web: www.questforlife.com.au

Royal District Nursing Service

Aims and activities: To be the provider of choice for home and community nursing and healthcare services.

Policy on animal research: Royal District Nursing Service does not conduct, commission or fund experiments involving nonhuman animals.

Contact details: 31 Alma Rd, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Tel: 03 9536 5222
Fax: 03 9536 5333
Email:
Web: www.rdns.com.au

Royal Flying Doctor Service - Victoria

Aims and activities: Providing excellence in aero-medical and primary health care across Australia. Royal Flying Doctor Service. The furthest corner. The finest care"."

Policy on animal research: Royal Flying Doctor Service does not participate or fund any projects that are harmful to animals.

Contact details: PO Box 7027, Richmond, VIC 3121
Tel: 03 9429 6344
Fax: 03 9429 8311
Email:
Web: www.flyingdoctor.org.au

Surf Life Saving Foundation

Aims and activities: To strengthen the role, protect the image, maintain the tradition and provide the sound financial base for Surf Life Saving. To provide the sound financial base for Surf Life Saving now, and into the future.

Contact details: PO Box 3777, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Tel: 07 3177 5800
Fax: 07 3844 0116
Email:
Web: www.slsfoundation.com.au

Surf Life Saving SA

Aims and activities: To save lives on beaches through education, prevention and rescue services.

Contact details: PO Box 117, West Beach, SA 5024
Tel: 08 8354 6900
Fax: 08 8354 6999
Email:
Web: www.surfrescue.com.au

Surf Life Saving Tasmania Inc

Aims and activities: Our mission is for SLST to be accepted as a proactive and effective peak body, providing best practice in lifesaving services, education, sport and beach safety advocacy. Our purpose is to save lives, contribute to the fulfilment of our members' personal ambitions, and serve the community.

Contact details: GPO Box 1745, Hobart, TAS 7001
Tel: 03 6222 6555
Fax: 03 6223 5577
Email:
Web: www.slst.asn.au

Toowoomba Hospital Foundation

Aims and activities: The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation exists to: * Support and promote the service of the Toowoomba Hospital, Baillie Henderson Hospital and Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home * Promote integration of the Toowoomba Hospital, Baillie Henderson Hospital and Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home into the Toowoomba urban community * Support the pursuit of excellence in service and people's health outcomes at the Toowoomba Hospital, Baillie Henderson Hospital and Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home by improving facilities, equipment, research and development, and education and training * Support the pursuit of excellence in service and health outcomes in regional health services in Queensland and Australia

Policy on animal research: The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation is opposed to the use of animals in research on both ethical and scientific grounds. The Foundation supports the public awareness campaign to heighten community awareness of the dangers of animal experimentation and supports the promotion of other alternatives.

Contact details: PO Box 7646, Toowoomba MC, QLD 4352
Tel: 07 4616 6166
Fax: 07 4616 6177
Email:
Web: www.toowoombahospitalfoundation.org.au

Youngcare

Aims and activities: Youngcare was founded in 2005 following the inspirational story of one woman's battle to find dignified and age-appropriate care. When Shevaune's loved ones realised that aged care was one of the only options available for young people with 24/7 care needs, they rallied together to end this enormous injustice. Every young person deserves to live a young life, regardless of their care needs. Aged care is no place for a young person. Youngcare works to get young people out of aged care by providing choice in care and housing options, and bring independence, dignity, and hope to young people with high care needs, their families and carers. Right now, over 7,000 young Aussies are living in aged care simply because there are few alternatives. A further 700,000 young people are living at home with loved ones, often with limited support. Through our key programs we are working towards a future where no young person has to call aged care home.

Policy on animal research: Youngcare does not engage in, nor fund animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 725, Spring Hill, QLD 4004
Tel: 07 3041 3400
Fax: 07 3041 3411
Email:
Web: www.youngcare.com.au


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Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders


beyondblue

Aims and activities: Provide national leadership to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the Australian community.

Policy on animal research: beyondblue does not support any research that involves animals (eg, rats, mice, other), and all research supported involving humans must comply with the National Health and Medical Council's Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) and must obtain specific ethics approval from an appropriate ethics board.

Contact details: PO Box 6100, Hawthorn West, VIC 3122
Tel: 03 9810 6100
Fax: 03 9810 6111
Email:
Web: www.beyondblue.org.au

Black Dog Institute (The)

Aims and activities: Vision - To develop the best translational research institute to lower the impact of mood disorders. Mission - To identify, prevent, and treat mood disorders.

Policy on animal research: The Black Dog Institute does not conduct, commission, or in any way fund experiments involving non-human animals and will not do so in the future.

Contact details: Hospital Road, Randwick, NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9382 4530
Fax: 02 9389 3712
Email:
Web: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

Aims and activities: Clinical research in psychiatry aiming to develop new and novel treatments for serious mental illness.

Policy on animal research: No research at MAPrc involves the use of animals.

Contact details: Level 4, 607 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004
Tel: 03 9076 6564
Fax: 03 9076 6588
Email:
Web: www.maprc.org.au


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Developmental and Congenital Disorders


Developing Foundation Inc (The)

Aims and activities: The mission of the Developing Foundation Inc is to enable people with a disability caused through brain injury or developmental disability to achieve their potential and help improve their quality of life. We believe that the potentially adverse outcomes of brain injury and developmental delays can be minimised or decreased through education, intervention and development.

Policy on animal research: The Developing Foundation Inc is only interested in the development of the human brain so it does not use animal research at all.

Contact details: 14 Munro St, Auchenflower, QLD 4211
Tel: 07 3871 0530
Fax: 07 3870 1123
Email:
Web: www.developingfoundation.org.au

Northcott Spina Bifida Group

Aims and activities: The Northcott Spina Bifida Group provides support and information to individuals with spina bifida and their families living in NSW and the ACT.

Policy on animal research: Northcott Spina Bifida Group does not undertake any animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 4055, Parramatta, NSW 2124
Tel: 02 9890 0100
Fax: 02 9683 2827
Email:
Web: www.northcott.com.au

SBH Queensland Inc

Aims and activities: SBH Queensland: * Provides information about and services specific to spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus * Empowers people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus to achieve their full potential * Promotes the value of people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus * Strives for excellence in the development and provision of programs to people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus

Policy on animal research: As we do not carry out any animal research, we do not have a policy on animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 8022, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
Tel: 07 3844 4600
Fax: 07 3844 4601
Email:
Web: www.spinabifida.org

Spina Bifida Foundation Victoria

Aims and activities: To help people living with spina bifida.

Policy on animal research: The policy of the Spina Bifida Foundation of Victoria is to not undertake animal research and does not condone this practice.

Contact details: Level 4, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tel: 03 9663 0075
Email:
Web: www.sbfv.org.au


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Disability


Ability First Australia Limited

Aims and activities: Our purpose is to work with our member organisations to ensure that every Australia living with disabilities, and their families, has access to programs that maximise their potential and create opportunities for them to make their own choices. We do this by providing a national focus for these state-wide organisations and help to build their capacity to continue providing best practice services and opportunities for innovation.

Policy on animal research: AFA is opposed to and will not participate in medical research which involves the use of non-human animals.

Contact details: PO Box 4501, GPO Sydney, NSW 2001
Tel: 02 8259 7702
Fax: 02 8259 7778
Email:
Web: www.abilityfirstaustralia.org.au

Barkuma Incorporated

Aims and activities: Barkuma believes that the inclusion of all people strengthens our community and expands individual capacities and opportunities. To this end, Barkuma provides individual quality support to people living with disability, expanding opportunities and achieving full community inclusion.

Policy on animal research: Barkuma Incorporated does not take part in or support the use of non-human animals for any research purposes, including medical research.

Contact details: Level 1, 260 Currie St, Adelaide, SA 5000
Tel: 08 8414 7100
Fax: 08 8414 7199
Email:
Web: www.barkuma.com.au

Developing Foundation Inc (The)

Aims and activities: The mission of the Developing Foundation Inc is to enable people with a disability caused through brain injury or developmental disability to achieve their potential and help improve their quality of life. We believe that the potentially adverse outcomes of brain injury and developmental delays can be minimised or decreased through education, intervention and development.

Policy on animal research: The Developing Foundation Inc is only interested in the development of the human brain so it does not use animal research at all.

Contact details: 14 Munro St, Auchenflower, QLD 4211
Tel: 07 3871 0530
Fax: 07 3870 1123
Email:
Web: www.developingfoundation.org.au

Endeavour Foundation

Aims and activities: The Endeavour Foundation focus is to provide opportunities for people with a disability so they may participate in the everyday life of the community. We want to enrich the lives of people with a disability, their families and to engage and educate the community about disability. We have an obligation to do this in a financially responsible manner and aim to be recognised as a quality provider of services to people with a disability and to advocate on their and their families' behalf in the broader community.

Policy on animal research: The Endeavour Foundation does not conduct, fund or support activities that result in cruelty to animals.

Contact details: PO Box 3555, Tingalpa DC, QLD 4173
Tel: 07 3908 7100
Fax: 07 3908 7101
Email:
Web: www.endeavour.com.au

Independence Australia (formerly ParaQuad VIC)

Aims and activities: Independence Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people with a disability or other physical need to achieve their optimal quality of life. We are leaders in the provision of services and products that support people to regain, retain and extend their independence. Our services include: accommodation (short and long term), advocacy, disability education and training, information services, in-home attendant care, respite care and spinal cord injury prevention. Health Solutions, our trading arm, provides low cost continence and wound care products.

Policy on animal research: We do not conduct or financially support animal based research.

Contact details: 208 Wellington Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066
Tel: 1300 704 456
Fax: 1300 704 451
Email:
Web: www.independenceaustralia.com

Marillac Limited

Aims and activities: Marillac is committed to responding to the needs of people who have a disability, and their families. We believe that every person has the right to develop physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually to his or her full human potential. The service reflects the spirit of the Daughters of Charity, recognising Christ present in all those in need. Modelled on the vision of Louise de Marillac, Marillac endeavours to be an agency which respects and serves those with a disability and those who care for them.

Contact details: PO Box 4070 Hopetoun Gardens LPO, Caulfield, VIC 3162
Tel: 03 9591 6400
Fax: 03 9591 6401
Email:
Web: www.marillac.com.au

MontroseAccess

Aims and activities: MontroseAccess was originally established in 1933 to help children with physical disabilities requiring ongoing therapy and care. We have always met our challenges with optimism and an unwavering commitment to our vision: inspiring quality lives. With an holistic approach to the support of children and young adults with physical disabilities, MontroseAccess is a vital presence in the homes, schools and communities of more than 600 families throughout Queensland; many of whom have nowhere else to turn for ongoing care. Services such as physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work and occupational therapy are tailored to each client's individual need, and complemented by services such as orthotics, family support, recreation and respite. We believe that a quality life is lived with autonomy, dignity, and participation in the community - simply being the best you can be.

Policy on animal research: MontroseAccess in no way condones or supports the use of non-human animals in medical research.

Contact details: PO Box 50, Corinda, QLD 4075
Tel: 07 3379 9200
Fax: 07 3717 1146
Email:
Web: www.montroseaccess.org.au

Northcott Society (The)

Aims and activities: Our purpose: building an inclusive society. We do this in partnership with our clients and stakeholders to ensure we provide services that are professional, client focused and designed to assist people with disabilities and their communities achieve their goals and aspirations.

Policy on animal research: Northcott does not undertake any animal research.

Contact details: PO Box 4055, Parramatta, NSW 2124
Tel: 02 9890 0100
Fax: 02 9683 2827
Email:
Web: www.northcott.com.au

Phoenix Society Inc

Aims and activities: Phoenix will be... Nationally recognised as the most innovative and dynamic employer of people with disabilities, operating successful commercial businesses providing outstanding opportunities for the development of our greatest asset... Our People.

Policy on animal research: Phoenix Society does not fund or engage in animal based research.

Contact details: Locked Bag 112, Marleston, SA 5033
Tel: 08 8152 2400
Fax: 08 8152 2411
Email:
Web: www.phoenixsociety.com.au

Physical Disability Council of NSW Ltd

Aims and activities: * To educate, inform and assist people with physical disability in NSW about range of services etc * To develop capacity of people with physical disability to advocate for themselves * To educate and inform stakeholders about needs of people with a physical disability

Policy on animal research: The Physical Disability Council of NSW does not fund animal experiments, does not engage in animal research, and has no future intention of doing so.

Contact details: 3/184 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, NSW 2037
Tel: 02 9552 1606
Fax: 02 9552 4644
Email:
Web: www.pdcnsw.org.au

Senses Australia

Aims and activities: To provide services to people with disabilities including unique services for people who are deafblind.

Policy on animal research: Senses Australia does not undertake any medical research.

Contact details: PO Box 143, Burswood, WA 6100
Tel: 08 9473 5400
Fax: 08 9473 5499
Email:
Web: www.senses.org.au

Solve Disability Solutions (formerly TADVIC)

Aims and activities: Solve Disability Solution's mission is to design, make or modify equipment for people with a disability whose needs cannot be met commercially.

Contact details: c/o Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, 1 Yarra Blvd, Kew, VIC 3101
Tel: 1300 663 243
Tel2: 03 9853 8655
Fax: 03 9853 8098
Email:
Web: www.solve.org.au

Yooralla

Aims and activities: Yooralla has been giving encouragement and support to Victorians with disabilities since 1918. Thousands of children and adults with disabilities have been assisted to experience productive and satisfying lives, with more independence and choices than they might otherwise have had. Today's Yooralla provides essential services for children and adults with disabilities, their families and carers, that include a range of accommodation alternatives, respite, in-home support, therapy, attendant care, specialised equipment, employment, recreation, information and training, and practical skills for daily living. Yooralla's services are shaped to provide support and encouragement to Victorians who are born with disabilities, but also to those who have acquired disabilites from accidents, ill health and aging. Even though Australia is a developed nation, the incidence of disability is high and rising. As a specialist service provider, Yooralla will work with all its stakeholders to meet the legitimate and growing expectations of people with disabilities for a more inclusive, barrier free society.

Policy on animal research: Yooralla does not take part in or support the use of non-human animals for any research purposes, including medical research.

Contact details: PO Box 200, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 8009
Tel: 1800 666 010
Fax: 03 9654 7190
Email:
Web: www.yooralla.com.au


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Eating Disorders


Butterfly Foundation (The)

Aims and activities: The Butterfly Foundation is dedicated to bringing about change to the culture, policy and practice in the prevention, treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders and negative body image. We advocate for early intervention, effective services in the public health sector, national awareness campaigns and increased research and prevention services in schools, manage the national helpline and support group for sufferers, carers and family members, and lead the National Eating Disorders Collaboration. In addition, we provide financial assistance for individuals for treatment and support. We see ourselves as a major agent for positive change in the field of eating disorders and body image.

Contact details: PO Box 7026, Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Tel: 1800 334 673
Fax: 03 9822 5776
Email:
Web: www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Eating Disorders Victoria Inc

Aims and activities: Eating Disorders Victoria is the primary source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria. We connect those whose lives are affected by eating disorders with the people, services and hope they need for recovery.

Contact details: 1513 High Street, Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Tel: 1300 550 236
Fax: 03 9885 1153
Email:
Web: www.eatingdisorders.org.au


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Gastrointestinal Health


ausEE Inc

Aims and activities: ausEE Inc. is an Australian charity providing support and information to anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder (EGID), including Eosinophilic oEsophagitis (EoE), Eosinophilic Gastritis, Eosinophilic Enteritis, Eosinophilic Colitis, and Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis. We are committed to raising public awareness and supporting the medical community for further research into eosinophilic disorders in Australia.

Policy on animal research: ausEE does not conduct, commission, or in any way fund experiments involving non-human animals and will not do so in the future.

Contact details: PO Box 9303, Pacific Paradise, QLD 4564
Tel: 0411 539 369
Email:
Web: www.ausee.org


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Genetic Disorders


Alpha-1 Association of Australia

Aims and activities: The Alpha-1 Association of Australia (AAA) is an organisation dedicated to the help and support of Australians who are affected by and interested in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.

Policy on animal research: The AAA does not engage in, nor does it intend to engage in, the use of animal research in support of its objectives.

Contact details: GPO Box 2100, Brisbane, QLD 4001
Tel: 07 3103 3363
Fax: +44 70 9224 8529
Email:
Web: www.alpha1.org.au


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Hand Differences and Injuries


Aussie Hands Foundation Inc (The)

Aims and activities: Aussie Hands offers support for children and adults born with hand differences and an acquired hand injury by providing regular opportunities for networking and exchange of information, and supporting research initiatives by specialist hand surgeons.

Policy on animal research: The Aussie Hands Foundation Inc does not support any experiments on animals.

Contact details: 247-251 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tel: 03 9671 4242
Email:
Web: www.aussiehands.org


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Homeopathy / Natural Medicine


Aurum Project (The)

Aims and activities: The mission of the Aurum Project is to advance the understanding and practice of homeopathy research in Australia by promoting and conducting research into the use of homeopathic medicines for childhood health and behavioural problems.

Policy on animal research: Aurum Project does not conduct research on animals.

Contact details: Suite 110/20 Dale St, Brookvale, NSW 2100
Tel: 02 9905 9415
Email:
Web: www.aurumproject.org.au


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Intellectual Disabilities


Bayley House

Aims and activities: To provide the best individually tailored services to meet the needs of adults with an intellectual disability throughout their lives.

Policy on animal research: Bayley House does not condone nor participate in any form of animal experimentation.

Contact details: PO Box 113, Brighton, VIC 3186
Tel: 03 9982 1500
Fax: 03 9592 3883
Email:
Web: www.bayleyhouse.org.au

Onemda Association Inc (The)

Aims and activities: Onemda strives to enhance the quality of life of people with an intellectual disability by providing support, experiences and interactions to develop skills and enrich lives.

Policy on animal research: Onemda does not fund or participate in any projects/programs that are harmful to animals.

Contact details: 123 Andersons Creek Rd, Doncaster East, VIC 3109
Tel: 03 9842 1955
Fax: 03 9842 3756
Email:
Web: www.onemda.com.au


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LGBTI Health


Queensland Association for Healthy Communities

Aims and activities: To enable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to increase control over and improve their health, as a resource for social, economic and personal development and an important dimension of quality of life.

Policy on animal research: We don't fund animal experiments.

Contact details: PO Box 1372, Eagle Farm BC, QLD 4009
Tel: 07 3017 1777
Fax: 07 3852 5200
Email:
Web: www.healthycommunities.org.au


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Medical Research


Humane Research Australia

Aims and activities: Humane Research Australia works professionally and ethically to develop community-wide awareness of animal experimentation; pursues all reasonable channels to eliminate such experimentation and champions the benefits or realistic, scientifically effective alternatives to all forms of animal usage in research and teaching.

Policy on animal research: HRA will hold and maintain the following as core principles: * Extrapolation of research data obtained from animal experimentation to humans is ineffective, inconclusive and often unnecessarily dangerous * There are more scientifically reliable and effective ways to conduct research other than with the use of animals * Animal-based research and teaching represents unnecessarily cruel and unethical treatments of other sentient beings with little or no redeeming value for human or other species' advancement

Contact details: Suite 704, 1 Princess Street, Kew, VIC 3101
Tel: 03 8823 5704
Fax: 03 8823 5755
Email:
Web: www.humaneresearch.org.au

Lighthouse Laboratories

Aims and activities: Lighthouse Laboratories is a not-for-profit charity that conducts medical research. Their founding research is childhood cancer (in particular, neuroblastoma).

Policy on animal research: 'Medical research to stop the human hurt without hurting animals'

Contact details: PO Box 3593, Midland, WA 6056
Tel: 0432904914
Email:
Web: www.lighthouselabs.org.au

MAWA (Medical Advances Without Animals) Trust (The)

Aims and activities: (a) Human based research which does not at any stage involve the use of laboratory animals and which is designed to eliminate the use of laboratory animals; (b) Research which is designed to develop alternatives to either existing or putative animal models; (c) The training of researchers in non-animal research methodologies; (d) Other activities deemed by the Trustee* to be compatible with those set out in sub-clauses (a) - (c)

Policy on animal research: The MAWA Trust does not support the use of non-human animals, whether alive or dead, or the use of animal tissue, for any research or educational purposes whatsoever.

Contact details: PO Box 4203, Weston Creek, ACT 2611
Tel: 02 6287 1980
Fax: 02 6287 1724
Email:
Web: www.mawa-trust.org.au


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Mental Health


beyondblue

Aims and activities: Provide national leadership to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the Australian community.

Policy on animal research: beyondblue does not support any research that involves animals (eg, rats, mice, other), and all research supported involving humans must comply with the National Health and Medical Council's Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) and must obtain specific ethics approval from an appropriate ethics board.

Contact details: PO Box 6100, Hawthorn West, VIC 3122
Tel: 03 9810 6100
Fax: 03 9810 6111
Email:
Web: www.beyondblue.org.au

Black Dog Institute (The)

Aims and activities: Vision - To develop the best translational research institute to lower the impact of mood disorders. Mission - To identify, prevent, and treat mood disorders.

Policy on animal research: The Black Dog Institute does not conduct, commission, or in any way fund experiments involving non-human animals and will not do so in the future.

Contact details: Hospital Road, Randwick, NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9382 4530
Fax: 02 9389 3712
Email:
Web: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Cairnmillar Institute

Aims and activities: To enhance the psychological health and well being of people and their various human environments. * Our name is well known * Our experience is extensive * Our work is continually evolving * Our leadership is vigorous * Our networks reach from individuals to large organisations * Our focus is people's well being

Contact details: 993 Burke Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124
Tel: 03 9813 3400
Fax: 03 9813 3880
Email:
Web: www.cairnmillar.org.au

GROW (SA) - A proven program for mental wellbeing

Aims and activities: Empowering individuals to create the personal change that leads to social and emotional well-being and re-engagement in the community.

Policy on animal research: Grow (SA) does not conduct research that involves animals in any capacity.

Contact details: PO Box 606, Hove, SA 5048
Tel: 08 8298 9299
Fax: 08 8298 9066
Email:
Web: www.grow.net.au

HammondCare

Aims and activities: HammondCare works across a number of critical health areas through its Hospitals and Community Care services. Our two core areas of work are in Palliative Care and Dementia Care. We provide these services through at-home services and through our Hospitals and Residential facilities. We are also a leading health service provider in the area of Younger Onset Dementia and Aged Mental Health. We employ 2,800 passionate staff and are a registered charity with DGR status.

Contact details: 2/447 Kent St, Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: 1300 426 666
Fax: 02 9267 3103
Email:
Web: www.hammond.com.au

Inspire Foundation

Aims and activities: The Inspire Foundation exists to help young people lead happier lives, and is the organisation behind leading youth mental health service, ReachOut.com. In Australia, mental health difficulties in young people are one of the biggest challenges of our time: 1 in 4 young people have a mental health disorder, and suicide is the leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24.

Policy on animal research: We will never use animals in research or fund research using animals in research.

Contact details: PO Box 1790, Rozelle, NSW 2039
Tel: 02 8585 9300
Fax: 02 8585 9349
Email:
Web: www.inspire.org.au

Mental Illness Fellowship of WA Inc

Aims and activities: To provide non-clinical recovery focused support services to people with mental illness and their family members; to promote an understanding of issues relating to mental illness in the community; and to contribute to innovation and systemic reform in mental health service delivery. MIFWA services include: - Telephone Information & Referral Service - Lorikeet Centre Rehabilitation Program - Carer Respite and Well Ways Carers Education Program - Early Intervention Recovery Program (EIRP) - Family Support Program & Parent Peer Support Program - Tobacco Free Program - Individualised Support for Community Living

Policy on animal research: The Mental Illness Fellowship of WA Inc does not fund animal experiments.

Contact details: PO Box 8422, Perth Business Centre, WA 6849
Tel: 08 9228 0200
Fax: 08 9228 0022
Email:
Web: www.mifwa.org.au

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

Aims and activities: Clinical research in psychiatry aiming to develop new and novel treatments for serious mental illness.

Policy on animal research: No research at MAPrc involves the use of animals.

Contact details: Level 4, 607 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004
Tel: 03 9076 6564
Fax: 03 9076 6588
Email:
Web: www.maprc.org.au

RichmondPRA

Aims and activities: RichmondPRA is a non-profit non-government organisation. We have provided community based support for over 30 years and are recognised as a leading accommodation support services provider for people with mental illness.

Policy on animal research: RichmondPRA does not conduct, commission, condone or fund the use of non-human animals in medical research.

Contact details: PO Box 3161, North Strathfield, NSW 2137
Tel: 02 9701 3600
Fax: 02 9701 3635
Email:
Web: www.richmondPRA.org.au

Schizophrenia Fellowship of New South Wales Inc.

Aims and activities: The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc. is committed to improving the circumstances and welfare of people with a severe mental illness, their relatives and carers and professionals working in the area.

Policy on animal research: The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc. does not fund nor engage in animal experiments.

Contact details: Locked Bag 5014, Gladesville, NSW 1675
Tel: 02 9879 2600
Fax: 02 9879 2699
Email:
Web: www.sfnsw.org.au


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Motor Conditions


Centre for Cerebral Palsy (The)

Aims and activities: Our mission is to assist people with cerebral palsy, other disabilities and their families through a range of services, support and community awareness.

Contact details: PO Box 61, Mt Lawley, WA 6929
Tel: 08 9443 0211
Fax: 08 9444 7299
Email:
Web: www.tccp.com.au

Cerebral Palsy League

Aims and activities: The Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) is a non-profit organisation that provides vital support and services to over 5,000 children and adults with cerebral palsy and related physical disabilities because we believe everybody has the same right to a fulfilling life. We provide services every day, at every stage of our clients' lives and have been doing so for over 60 years in thousands of homes, schools, communities and workplaces across Queensland. We work alongside our clients to achieve important life milestones like walking, talking, learning, working and living independently through a broad range of services spanning direct personal support, therapies, technologies, equipment and employment. The individualised programs we provide equip our clients to fulfil their passions, participate in their communities, and express their creativity.

Policy on animal research: None of the research conducted by Cerebral Palsy League involves animals in any way.

Contact details: PO Box 386, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Tel: 07 3358 8099
Fax: 07 3358 2495
Email:
Web: www.cplqld.org.au


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Organ and Tissue Donation


Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation

Aims and activities: To promote organ and tissue donor awareness on a national scale. This is via people wearing Zaidee's Rainbow Shoelaces as the national symbol and a reflection of their support for this subject.

Contact details: PO Box 2220, Shepparton, VIC 3632
Tel: 03 5823 5321
Fax: 03 5823 5310
Web: www.zaidee.org


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Pain


Chronic Pain Australia

Aims and activities: To reduce the unnecessary suffering and isolation caused by chronic pain in the Australian community.

Policy on animal research: Chronic Pain Australia does not experiment on non-human animals.

Contact details: Macarthur House, 1/8 Melville Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Tel: 1800 218 921
Fax: 02 8580 5159
Email:
Web: www.chronicpainaustralia.org.au


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Palliative Health and Care


HammondCare

Aims and activities: HammondCare works across a number of critical health areas through its Hospitals and Community Care services. Our two core areas of work are in Palliative Care and Dementia Care. We provide these services through at-home services and through our Hospitals and Residential facilities. We are also a leading health service provider in the area of Younger Onset Dementia and Aged Mental Health. We employ 2,800 passionate staff and are a registered charity with DGR status.

Contact details: 2/447 Kent St, Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: 1300 426 666
Fax: 02 9267 3103
Email:
Web: www.hammond.com.au

Melbourne Zen Hospice

Aims and activities: Melbourne Zen Hospice provides free palliative care support to patients of any age, gender, religious, and cultural background, and to their carers and family members, in their homes, hospitals, or other care facilities anywhere across inner suburban Melbourne.

Policy on animal research: Melbourne Zen Hospice does not engage, directly or indirectly, in the use of non-human animals in medical research, and does not support the use of non-human animals in medical or other related research.

Contact details: PO Box 329, Albert Park, VIC 3206
Tel: 03 9885 5725
Fax: 03 9525 7369
Email:
Web: www.zen.org.au

Palliative Care Australia

Aims and activities: Palliative Care Australia is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life for all.

Policy on animal research: Palliative Care Australia does not knowingly participate in any activities involving the use of animals.

Contact details: PO Box 24, Deakin West, ACT 2600
Tel: 02 6232 4433
Fax: 02 6232 4434
Email:
Web: www.palliativecare.org.au


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Pregnancy


Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia)

Aims and activities: To support the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in the treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula suffered by women as a result of prolonged obstructed unassisted labour. In undertaking our mission, the Company: - Raises awareness of the plight of sufferers of obstetric fistula - Promotes the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in preventing and treating obstetric fistula - Provides financial and other support from the broad Australian community to assist the ongoing work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia - Works in partnership with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and other Hamlin Fistula international organisations to assist and promote the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

Policy on animal research: Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) does not provide support for or conduct animal research or research that involves animals.

Contact details: PO Box 5066, Turramurra, NSW 2074
Tel: 02 9440 7001
Email:
Web: www.hamlin.org.au

Stillbirth Foundation Australia

Aims and activities: To reduce the incidence of stillbirth by: * Funding and encouraging research into stillbirth; and * Increasing public awareness about stillbirth

Policy on animal research: We do not conduct nor fund research using non-human animals.

Contact details: PO Box 9, Willoughby, NSW 2068
Tel: 02 9967 3229
Email:
Web: www.stillbirthfoundation.org.au


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Preventative Health


Australia Healthy Mission

Aims and activities: Our aim is to educate the people about preventative health, and the freedom of choices related to healing if a person has a health challenge.

Policy on animal research: We condemn any form of research which needlessly exploits and hurts all animals. We as humans must stop those companies which inflict unnecessary suffering on defenceless and trusting animals. We can do this with our buying power and choose not to support their products or wares. It is your choice, choose wisely.

Contact details: 1/42 York Street, Bonbeach, VIC 3196
Tel: 0407 814 049
Email:

Pink Hope Community Limited

Aims and activities: Pink Hope is a preventative health charity working to ensure every individual can assess, manage, and reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, while providing personalised support for at risk women.

Contact details: PO Box 725, Narrabeen, NSW 2101
Tel: 02 8084 2288
Email:
Web: www.pinkhope.org.au


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Respiratory Conditions


Asthma Foundation of Victoria (The)

Aims and activities: To help people manage their Asthma and linked chronic respiratory conditions all year round.

Policy on animal research: We do not fund research involving animal experimentation.

Contact details: 479-481 King St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003
Tel: 03 9326 7088
Fax: 03 9326 7055
Email:
Web: www.asthma.org.au

Lung Foundation Australia

Aims and activities: Lung Foundation Australia endeavours to ensure that lung health is a priority for all in Australia.

Policy on animal research: Lung Foundation Australia does not fund animal experiments.

Contact details: PO Box 847, Lutwyche, QLD 4030
Tel: 1800 654 301
Tel2: 07 3251 3600
Fax: 07 3852 5487
Email:
Web: www.lungfoundation.com.au


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Sexual Health


Canberra Rape Crisis Centre Inc

Aims and activities: CRCC works within a feminist framework to be an active, visible catalyst for change by * challenging societal values and inequitable structures that perpetuate violence against women; and * providing high quality services CRCC provides confidential 24/7 crisis line support to those affected by sexual violence. This includes women and children as well as men through SAMSSA (Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault). CRCC and SAMSSA also offer face to face counselling and support by appointment, court advocacy and assistance and support to victim/survivors who are going through the criminal justice process. CRCC also provides community education in a range of settings and contributes to broader systemic advocacy and policy and legal reforms.

Contact details: PO Box 3805, Weston, ACT 2611
Tel: 02 6247 2525
Email:
Web: www.crcc.org.au

Project Respect

Aims and activities: Project Respect's vision is for a world where women are free from trafficking, prostitution, and sexual exploitation.

Policy on animal research: Project Respect does not support the use of animals in any form of research.

Contact details: PO Box 1323, Collingwood, VIC 3066
Tel: 03 9416 3401
Fax: 03 9417 0833
Email:
Web: www.projectrespect.org.au


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Skin Conditions


Eczema Association of Australasia Inc

Aims and activities: The Eczema Association of Australasia Inc supports and educates Eczema sufferers and carers, along with the wider community, in all aspects of Eczema and its impact.

Policy on animal research: The Eczema Association of Australasia Inc does not conduct, fund or support animal based research.

Contact details: PO Box 1784 DC, Cleveland, QLD 4163
Tel: 1300 300 182
Fax: 07 3206 3666
Email:
Web: www.eczema.org.au

Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.

Aims and activities: Our mission is to: * lead the treatment, education and research of skin cancer and skin conditions in Victoria through partnering, funding and capacity building; * build awareness of the Foundation's activities in the community; * extend our existing, and build strong new partnerships with Foundation supporters to expand the Foundation's work

Contact details: 1/80 Drummond St, Carlton, VIC 3053
Tel: 03 9623 9400
Fax: 03 9639 3575
Email:
Web: www.skincancer.asn.au


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Spinal Cord Injury and Health


ParaQuad NSW

Aims and activities: ParaQuad NSW exists to support people with a spinal cord injury to achieve their choices in life.

Policy on animal research: ParaQuad NSW is opposed to the use of animals in experiments or procedures that cause pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm.

Contact details: PO Box 6347, Silverwater DC, NSW 1811
Tel: 02 8741 5600
Fax: 02 8741 5650
Email:
Web: www.paraquad.org.au

PARAQUAD SA

Aims and activities: PARAQUAD SA is a vibrant community organisation working with and for people living with Spinal Cord Injuries in South Australia and the Northern Territory. PARAQUAD SA is committed to serving and promoting the best interests of people with disabilities in a manner which recognises their worth and dignity, their right to experience life's events and develop their full potential.

Policy on animal research: PARAQUAD SA does not conduct or financially support animal based testing or research.

Contact details: PO Box 396, Marden, SA 5070
Tel: 08 8355 3500
Fax: 08 8355 3511
Email:
Web: www.paraquadsa.asn.au

Polio Australia Inc

Aims and activities: Polio Australia provides quality information and facilitates service provision across Australia ensuring that polio survivors have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed lifestyle choices.

Policy on animal research: Polio Australia does not fund or engage in animal-based research.

Contact details: PO Box 500, Kew East, VIC 3102
Tel: 03 9016 7678
Email:
Web: www.polioaustralia.org.au


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Terminal Illness


Make-A-Wish Australia

Aims and activities: We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human spirit with hope, strength, and joy.

Policy on animal research: Make-A-Wish Australia does not conduct any research using animals.

Contact details: PO Box 5006, Burnley, VIC 3121
Tel: 1800 032 260
Fax: 03 9426 0799
Email:
Web: www.makeawish.org.au

Quest for Life Foundation

Aims and activities: The Quest for Life Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that was established in 1990 by Petrea King. It provides an extensive program of residential retreats, lectures, trainings, counselling and other services. The Foundation is dedicated to providing practical and effective skills and compassionate support for people living with life's greatest challenges including life-threatening illness, grief, loss and trauma. Our aim is to inspire, educate and support people so they have the opportunity to transform suffering into healing and peace. The Quest for Life Foundation relies on donations, bequests and fundraising to ensure our services are widely available. Many of the people who require our programs are financially challenged due to the effects of illness or the other traumas they have in their lives. Funding enables us to provide our services to as many people as possible.

Policy on animal research: The use of non-human animals in medical research is not applicable to our work. The Foundation does not support the use of non-human animals in any medical or other research.

Contact details: PO Box 390, Bundanoon, NSW 2578
Tel: 02 4883 6599
Fax: 02 4883 6632
Email:
Web: www.questforlife.com.au


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Visual Health


Aid for the Blind (QLD) Inc

Aims and activities: Aid for the Blind has been established for over 30 years and provides accommodation services for people who are blind or vision impaired in Queensland, Australia. Aid for the Blind also aims to widen vocational expectations and social skills through funding of research initiatives.

Policy on animal research: We do not take part in any animal testing, experimentation or research. Our work does not involve animals.

Contact details: PO Box 6152, Fairfield, QLD 4103
Tel: 07 3846 1258
Fax: 07 3846 2085
Email:
Web: www.aidfortheblind.org

Fred Hollows Foundation (The)

Aims and activities: The Fred Hollows Foundation works to restore sight in the developing world and to improve Indigenous health and eyesight in Australia.

Contact details: Locked Bag 5021, Alexandria, NSW 2015
Tel: 02 8741 1900
Fax: 02 8741 1999
Email:
Web: www.hollows.org.au

Royal Society for the Blind (SA)

Aims and activities: The RSB is dedicated to providing free services and support to South Australians who are blind or vision impaired, so that they are able to live full and independent lives.

Policy on animal research: We do not conduct any research of this nature.

Contact details: GPO Box 1855, Adelaide, SA 5001
Tel: 08 8417 5555
Fax: 08 8223 7836
Email:
Web: www.rsb.org.au

Senses Australia

Aims and activities: To provide services to people with disabilities including unique services for people who are deafblind.

Policy on animal research: Senses Australia does not undertake any medical research.

Contact details: PO Box 143, Burswood, WA 6100
Tel: 08 9473 5400
Fax: 08 9473 5499
Email:
Web: www.senses.org.au


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Please note that the Humane Charities listed above:

(1) consist of Australian medical and health-related charities only. The omission of charities that address animal welfare, environment or poverty, for example, does not necessarily deem them as not being 'Humane'.
and
(2) qualify for 'Humane' status only in reference to their policy on animal-based research - that is, each organisation adheres to our eligibility requirement in that it 'does not conduct, commission, or in any way fund experiments involving non-human animals'. It is up to the discretion of each individual to investigate the involvement of each organisation in reference to any activities not related to animal-based research.