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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.


1/10/2015 - 
MND Australia's article on how the Ice Bucket Challenge is progressing MND research in Australia appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Research Australia's grassROOTS emagazine.
18/09/2015 - 
The MND Research Institute of Australia's (MNDRIA) Research Committee has begun assessing applications for research grants commencing in 2016. The race for researchers to lodge their applications to MNDRIA for funding for 2016 ended at 6pm on 28th August. The final tally is: Still to come at the end of the year are travel fellowships and PhD scholarships and top-up grants.

Current research

Find out about MND research! The MND Research Institute of Australia funds over $3 million in research programs this year, and publishes newsletters to keep you up to date in developments in MND research.... read more

Share your story

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