About LDAA

The Lyme Disease Association of Australia is a small yet powerful registered charity and Australia’s peak patient body. We are committed to achieving universal recognition and equitable treatment for Australian Lyme and associated disease patients.

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We’re here to help. Connecting with people who understand Lyme disease is important. Simply complete our contact form and one of our helpful LDAA volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible.


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Sign the petition to Minister Hunt

Once again the Department of Health has FAILED Lyme patients. Developing a Clinical Pathway for tick-borne illness was one of twelve recommendations stemming from the 2016 Senate Inquiry into Lyme-like Illness in Australia. Under the new Clinical Pathway (guidelines for doctors for tick-borne diseases): The diagnosis and treatment of Australian Lyme and associated diseases by the Department of Health, is limited to...

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Lyme-Ed: A course for practitioners

Scholarships are available for Lyme-Ed for Practitioners until 30 September 2021, for registered naturopaths and GPs. There is an overwhelming need for Lyme-literate practitioners in Australia, both medical and complementary. In response to this, LDAA has partnered with Dr Nicola Ducharme to make her online Lyme disease training, Lyme-Ed available to practitioners

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How Leonie squeezed Lyme out of her life

Leonie Shanahan had made it. She had chased a long-held dream; and worked hard to make a name for herself in the horticulture industry. She pioneered the Edible School Gardens program on the Sunshine Coast, published an educational book and DVD, and become known as an organic gardening expert. She won awards, hung out with the likes of Costa Georgiadis and Jerry Coleby-Williams and was...

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Symptom Checklist

Lyme disease manifests as a multi-systemic illness that can result in symptoms affecting random parts of the body including the muscles, joints, organs, brain, gastro-intestinal and neurological systems. Lyme disease is generally categorised into acute (early) and chronic (late) stages of disease, each with varying symptoms.

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