A support network for people diagnosed with brain
tumours, their families and friends.
The Brain Tumour Association of WA was established in late 2007 after a group of family
and friends came together to organise a WA event as part of International Brain Tumour Awareness Week.
Previously, no formal structure existed which enabled those newly diagnosed to share and learn from others who
faced a similar journey. It was from this meeting that the BTA WA was formed in response to the clear need and
desire for a support network.
BTA WA is building a network of people. Like the wider community, members come from all walks of life, but share a
common experience and understanding.
Our key aims are:
- To provide a support network for patients, their families and
- To offer a local contact point for obtaining information regarding brain tumours, as
well as links to the latest national and international research.
- To be a strong advocate and voice for patients and families in WA
Our organisation is volunteer run and organised with no professional staff engaged or
regular funding provided. We rely on a strong membership to ensure we can provide support to our network of
patients, family and friends. Whilst we're not a fund raising organisation, donations are greatfully received. (See
BTA WA events are decided by and driven by its members. We create an opportunity for people to
come together – to share their stories and experiences. It's this support which can provide comfort and
They can be social events (like a barbeque), informal support meetings, or a more formal
forum on a specific health issues or treatment.
Where our information comes from:
The Brain Tumour Association of Western
Australia gratefully acknowledges the following organizations and their permission to publish information from
their websites/booklets on this website:
Until our Charitable Collections Licence has been renewed, we request all
donations be made direct to Prof. Anna Nowak (University of WA) to assist in brain tumour research
programs. (See details here) or you can download the donations pamphlet here.
Thank you so much.