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In the first year of the Master of Speech Pathology, students at the University of Melbourne attend a supported communication workshop at St Vincent’s’ Hospital. During this workshop we learn about the prevalence of aphasia and meet people living with the condition.

This left us with a burning question: how can we make our society accessible to people with aphasia if nobody knows what it is?

In 2016 we set out to change that. Our goal was to raise awareness and funds for the Australian Aphasia Association by challenging ourselves to participate in the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival.
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Become a Member

Become a member of the Australian Aphasia Association for support access and to help us to raise awareness about aphasia. As a member, you will have access to the latest research in aphasia management and detection, receive a monthly newsletter as well as key updates on events and opportunities.


Other benefits include:
  • Receive regular newsletters and access to member-only information about Aphasia;
  • Benefit from discounted registration fees to attend national and local conferences and events;
  • Access to the members-only virtual coffee group to share ideas, information and personal stories with others from the aphasia community.
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Become a Volunteer

Help support the Australian Aphasia Association by becoming a volunteer. Volunteering provides an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and give something back to your community.

Learn about our Volunteer Opportunities


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Our Events

To view all events held by the Australian Aphasia Association,
please visit our Events page.

Upcoming Coffee Meet Ups

Tue 17

Cheltenham Aphasia Support Program

January 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cheltenham Community Health Centre Cheltenham Community Health Centre, Chesterville Rd. Victoria 3192
Tue 17

News Group Camberwell

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 17

Daw Park RGH Talkback Group

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Repatriation General Hospital Repatriation General Hospital, Daws Road, Daw Park South Australia 5041
Tue 17

Hove Talkback Group

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Alwyndor Aged Care Alwyndor Aged Care, 52 Dunrobin Rd, SA, Hove South Australia 5048
Tue 17

Blokes with Stroke

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Café De Cuba Café De Cuba 69 Glen Huntly Rd, Elwood Victoria 3184
Tue 17

Stroke a Chord Choir

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ringwood East Victoria
Wed 18

Cardinia Casey Conversation Group

January 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cranbourne Community Care Cranbourne Community Care 140 -54 Sladen Street Victoria 3977
Wed 18

Mandurah Communication Group

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Eastlake Church Eastlake Church. Cnr Murdock Ave and Lakes Rd Western Australia 6210