The Lupus Association of Tasmania is a self-funded non-profit organisation served by volunteers.

We are committed to understanding and supporting people with Lupus, Sjögren’s, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia or any auto-immune disease in the following ways:

  • By educating and informing patients and their families.
  • By providing support in the form of encouragement and service.
  • By promoting and supporting research designed to discover the cause of, and a cure for, lupus and related auto-immune diseases. 
  • To read our Patron and President’s messages, please click here
  • For information on Lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, Fibromyalgia syndrome, and Scleroderma, please click here.
  • To make a donation and support your local organisation and research, please click here.
  • To contact the Lupus Association of Tasmania, please click here.

Established 1st December, 1999.

Two Southern Tasmanians attended the Lupus AGM and were very pleased that volunteers came forward to form a new committee so the Tasmanian Lupus Association can continue to exist. We greatly appreciate the generous gifts of time and energy that the new committee members have volunteered to the As- sociation.

It was great to see Vic Hartas, who returned from Queensland for the meeting. We were extra pleased to hear of the marked improvement in Denise Hartas‘ health. She escaped her wheel chair and has returned to light house work and gardening.

As a result of the continuation of the Lupus Association, the Southern lunch- eons will continue on the second Wednesday of every second month, at the Esus Café in Elizabeth Street, Hobart at 12 midday. These are simple social support events at which we pay for ourselves. All I need is to know you are coming so I can book the table. Contact us here.

Next Luncheon Dates are June 4th, August 9th, October 11th and December 13th

I am also pleased to share that Allyson Reedy-Mead has agreed to be assistant Southern Co-ordinator. As you know, I have several elderly relatives on the mainland who may call me away from the state at any time, for an extended period.

Having Allyson as a backup is very reassuring for me. Allyson is a university student who will attend luncheons as her classes allow. Thank you Allyson for this generous gift of your time. Every one is welcome at our luncheons ..they can be their family, friends, visitors or carers.

Heather Cowled - Southern Co-ordinator