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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LDAA Lyme - Dr Richard Horowitz headshot

“It is beyond ridiculous that you’re getting bull’s eye type rashes in Australia and they’re ignoring it…
I mean, that is medical abandonment.
From a human rights perspective that is absolutely not acceptable.”

Dr Richard Horowitz, LDAA Patron
Eminent Lyme expert, Author and Consultant
to the Australian Department of Health

Do I have Lyme? 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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Blog: Don't Say 'Lyme' by Jane Lockton

In 1993, my husband and I moved to the UK to start an 18-month stay for work and study and of course, as much travel as possible. At the beginning of our stay, we took a trip with friends to Scotland where we spent a week or two sailing around the Islands and exploring the Highlands. Somewhere along this trip a tick found me, tucked itself in between my 7th and 8th rib...

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Lyme-Ed: Courses for Patients & Practitioners

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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Help to Access NDIS

Completing forms, understanding eligibility criteria, and gathering personal records for health-related applications can be difficult for those with chronic illness, especially Lyme and associated diseases. Check out our step-by-step videos or download the factsheet.

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