With more than 30 per cent of Tasmania listed as a World Heritage area, this is official recognition that it is one of the planet’s great natural treasures. Tasmania has Australia’s last great wild river system, and its deepest lake, and mountain ranges which date back 100 million years.

Tasmanian rainforests contain some of the world’s oldest living things – Huon pines which have been growing for 2000 years. The compact diversity of Tasmania is a great contrast to the rest of Australia.


The Lupus Association of Tasmania covers the island of Tasmania and its 19 surrounding islands with an area of 68,000 square kilometres and with a population of approximately 471,900.

The Lupus Association of Tasmania is a non-profit organization served by volunteers.
Our aim is to serve those people afflicted with lupus 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.

Membership is our main continuing source of income together with an annual raffle, during October, Lupus Awareness Month. We receive no State or Federal Government support. From time to time small groups or clubs assist with our expenses by way of donations.

We urge all enquirers to join our Association and receive our quarterly newsletter which contains up-to-date medical and research information. It also contains dates of our quarterly general meeting and our monthly support group gatherings for members and public who suffer from ANY auto-immune disease – check our ‘Upcoming Events‘ page for details.

We have a large up-to-date library for members, and provide information packs to new members.

If a sufferer, or a carer or a member of the family, just feels the need to chat, we are only a ‘phone call away.


New amendments to the Commonwealth Privacy Amendment (Private sector) Act 2000 came into effect on 21 December, 2001. The Lupus Association of Tasmania recognizes that your privacy is important and is committed to protecting your personal information. The Association is taking a number of steps to ensure your privacy and personal information is protected in accordance with the Act.

Your personal information is collected to enable us to maintain an up-to-date membership database and target our services in the best interests of our members. It may also be used to gather, aggregate and report statistical information.

You have a right to gain access to your personal information held by the Association and have it corrected if necessary.

Third parties:

All persons handling your personal information in the course of administering the Association and providing services to our members will be bound by confidentiality. Your personal information will not be shared with other third parties, without your consent.