We're the national voice for Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Australia is made up of eight State and Territory associations providing support, information and resources to people with Down syndrome and their families across the country. The associations have come together to represent and progress the needs, interests and aspirations of people with Down syndrome and those that support them.

Membership of your State or Territory Association provides much-needed funds and links you in with the latest information and resources – and especially the vibrant community of people with Down syndrome, their families and supporters.

Make sure you head to your local state or territory website for information local to your area! 

Two minds, two hemispheres, one winning logo

21 March 2019

Tasmania’s Matt Hoori and Texan resident Charlie French are the joint winners of the World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) 2022 logo competition. Ruth Faragher, who is a member of the WDSC organising committee, announced the winners at Government House in Canberra as part of the celebrations for World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March.

Governor-General encourages all Australians to get involved in World Down Syndrome Day 2019

21 March 2019

The patron of Down Syndrome Australia, Governor-General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, has encouraged all Australians to get involved with World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March 2019. 

Sign our pre-natal screening petition

14 March 2019

Families who participate in pre-natal screening often don't get all the information they need and don't have access to suitable counselling before and after screening. Down Syndrome Australia is asking the Federal Minister for Health and the shadow Minister for Health to establish a funded, co-ordinated approach to pre-natal screening.

Please sign our petition.

World Down Syndrome Day: 21 stories over 21 days

1 March 2019

In the lead-up to World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, Australians with Down syndrome will share their pride with the world through 21 stories over 21 days. The patron of Down Syndrome Australia, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, will also host an event at Government House on 21 March to acknowledge and celebrate people with Down syndrome and their families.