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.
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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“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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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
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.