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We are a not-for-profit community organisation providing a broad range of services and support to improve the quality of life and community participation of Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy.

One in 25 Australians (20,000 Tasmanians) will develop epilepsy during their life and an additional 80,000 will be affected by it.

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.

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.

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.

Become a Friend of Epilepsy Tasmania

Membership of Epilepsy Tasmania is free and open to all Tasmanians.

Your support enhances our ability to speak for and advocate on behalf of Tasmanians who are living with or affected by epilepsy.

We work for and with the epilepsy community on a daily basis and it is our Friends who enable us to raise the voices of Tasmanians who feel isolated, discriminated against, or lack access to services and support.

Join here.

Take Our Surveys

People living with Epilepsy Survey
Family or Carer Survey

How Can We Help You?


Refer To Us

Referral Form

Latest Media Coverage

Tasmanian Businesses Donate For Epilepsy: The Examiner, 18 April 2018
Epilepsy Tasmania a semi-finalist in the Community Achievement Awards: The Examiner, 28 Sep 2017
Seniors Get Epilepsy Too: Prime Times, Spring 2017, p3

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