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Welcome to Epilepsy Tasmania

We are a not-for-profit association improving the quality of life and community participation of Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy.

One in 10 people will experience a seizure, and one in 25 Australians (20,000 Tasmanians) will develop epilepsy at some point during their life.

Despite more than 50 million people around the world having epilepsy, there remains an unfortunate stigma to it that causes much hurt and frustration. Our independent research has revealed that 53% of Tasmanians living with epilepsy experience discrimination at some point in their life, with 51% of those within the last 12 months.

Epilepsy Tasmania is working to remove this stigma and discrimination by increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy around our state. Education is one way we are doing this, so please browse this website, download our resources and phone us if you have any questions left unanswered.

If you’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy or know someone who has – then what we do is all about you. We can help you establish new connections and support systems; communicate better with your medical specialist; arrange first aid training for your workplace, school or community group; and importantly we can be a friend when you need one.

Please –  get in touch … join us … be part of our community.

This Christmas, give a gift that keeps on giving…

Click to send one of our special e-cards to your family and friends this Christmas and provide practical services to Tasmanians who are living with or affected by epilepsy.

Become an Epilepsy Friendly Workplace

Our interactive, practical training provides workplaces and community groups with an understanding of epilepsy and seizure first aid.

Epilepsy Tasmania trainers have in-depth knowledge of epilepsy and work statewide with organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.

More information can be found on our Training Courses page.

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Join our Board of Governance

Epilepsy Tasmania is looking for two more people to join our Board of Governance.

The Board has responsibility for setting and promoting a clear strategic direction and ensuring that Epilepsy Tasmania achieves positive outcomes. The Board provides high-level advice to the Chief Executive Officer to support the successful operations of the organisation and to foster its strategic development and growth.

If you’re keen to contribute to Epilepsy Tasmania then please have a look at the position description and complete our application form.

Applications close 20 November 2017.

Take Our Surveys

People living with Epilepsy Survey
Family or Carer Survey

How Can We Help You?

I HAVE EPILEPSY
I KNOW SOMEONE WITH EPILEPSY
I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT EPILEPSY

Refer To Us

Referral Form

Latest Media Coverage

Epilepsy Tasmania a semi-finalist in the Community Achievement Awards: The Examiner, 28 Sep 2017
Seniors Get Epilepsy Too: Prime Times, Spring 2017, p3
Tassie Charities in Telstra Award Race: The Mercury, 24 July 2017

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