QALS - Support and Advisory Groups
Amputees Advisory Association Incorporated
We are a self-help, voluntary group based on the Gold Coast and also servicing Northern NSW. We have been established since 1986 for amputees to support each other through exchange of experiences and information and to visit new amputees in hospital and in their homes. Our Association is open to all amputees, their families and anyone interested in supporting amputees. We communicate through meetings, social gatherings, phone support and our newsletter. Membership is $10.00 annually.
Mail to: Secretary, PO Box 966, Runaway Bay, Qld 4216
Phone: 07 5563 8470
Amputees & Families Support Group Inc.
We are a non-profit, self-help, community organisation dealing with amputation and the resultant health care issues arising. The aim of the Organisation is to increase the effective management of amputation by offering mutual support and encouragement to individuals and their families through the various grief and loss stages they encounter following loss of limb, and to assist them to accept and integrate this traumatic change into their personal, domestic, vocational, cultural and recreational environments. Services offered:
- hospital and home visitation
- a quarterly newsletter
- individual and family support and socialisation
- social outings
- information on technical aids and equipment
- liaison with like support groups and with professionals both in Government and non-Government organisations
Phone: 07 3290 4293
Amputee Support Assoc. Sunshine Coast Inc
We are a voluntary non-profit association with no paid officials, formed in 1994, dedicated to the care and welfare of amputees here on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland. Our activities include Hospital/Home visitation, 24 hr open phone line, monthly amputee clinic, transportation to hospital, clinic and shopping. We are committed to the care of amputees from pre-surgery to final rehabilitation and beyond by companionship, encouragement, compassion and practical assistance.
Limbs 4 Life believes that no individual should go through the trauma of limb loss alone and should have access to an organisation that understands their circumstances, can arrange connections and provide up-to-date information. Limbs 4 Life offers a range of programs and services that assist amputees, their families, their care givers and health care professionals.Mail: PO Box 282, Doncaster Heights VIC 3109
Limbs4Kids (run by Limbs4Life)Mail: PO Box 282, Doncaster Heights VIC 3109
Limbkids Is a non-profit, voluntary organisation comprised of parents, professionals and interested people concerned with the care of children who have congenital or acquired limb differences. The Limbkids network provides various services:
- Telephone counselling
- Library with videos, books & articles
- Hospital visits
- Meetings and outings
- Modified music & instrument hire
Phone: 07 5533 9754
Queensland Amputee Golf Association
The Q.A.G.A is committed to promoting the benefits of amputee golf as a viable form of rehabilitation and recreation for all amputees throughout Queensland and Australia.
Mail: P.O Box 274 Robina, Qld 4226
Phone: 07 5593 1820
Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association
Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association has been helping Queenslanders with a disability to lead active, healthy lives through participation in sport, recreation and fitness since 1977.
Mail: 60 Edmondstone Road, Bowen Hills, Qld 4006
Phone: 07 3253 3333
Mail: PO Box 1806, Mackay QLD 4740
Phone: 07 4953 1991
Mail: PO Box 5350, Townsville QLD 4810
Phone: 07 4721 4881
Para Ice Hockey Queensland
Amputee Association of NSWMail: 1 Fennell Street, North Parramatta, NSW 2151
Phone: 1800 810 969