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Motor Neurone Disease Australia
is the national voice representing state MND associations and people living with MND in Australia.  

MND Australia works in collaboration with the state MND associations to help Australians impacted by MND live better for longer. We provide trusted information and raise awareness to promote the best possible care and support. We play an authoritative role in shaping government policies to empower the MND community. Every research project financed by MND Australia has been scrutinised and endorsed by our committee of experts to ensure that our supporters’ donations fund only the best research.

We believe researchers will find a cure and one day the world will be free from MND.


27/02/2015 - 

The ALS Association (USA) report a gene called TBK1 that may cause more than one percent of all ALS cases has been discovered. This gene would need to be combined with other environmental and lifestyle risk factors in order to ‘tip the balance’ and cause MND. Read more

27/02/2015 - 

An article about Stephen Hawking's longevity is published in the Sydney Morning Herald. It includes an audio interview with our National Executive Director, Carol Birks.

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The MND Australia Ice Bucket Challenge Grant will provide up to $350,000 per year for a novel three-year research project that aims to understand the causes of sporadic MND in humans with the aim of finding a treatment.... read more

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Do you have a story to share about the impact of the quality, timing and place of care on the lives of people with MND? We invite you to help raise awareness and advocate for the rights of people living with MND by sharing your experiences. ... read more

What is MND?

Motor neurone disease (MND) is known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in many parts of the world. MND is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells controlling the voluntary muscles undergo degeneration and die.... read more