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.

In this role I hope to bring attention to the real needs families living with lupus and other autoimmune illnesses. Importantly, one of the most important tasks we have is to connect with people who have autoimmune illnesses and make it as easy as possible to connect with other people who understand and can assist with information on treatments, moral support and understanding. Naturally, many people will see their doctor as their first and most important support. However we want to be available as a strong group of supporters, available in between those doctor appointments.

For our work to be successful, we need to be a strong and successful organisation. That’s why I encourage you to join Lupus Association of Tasmania as a member and receive the regular newsletters and invitations to social and information events.

I sincerely thank all of those volunteers who serve the organisation. They make it possible for Tasmanians with lupus and other autoimmune illnesses to reach for a better quality of life.

Michael Ferguson MP
Member for Bass