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! 

Royal Commission into institutional abuse is long overdue

15 February 2019

Down Syndrome Australia welcomes the motion passed in the Senate on 14 February 2019 to establish a Royal Commission into institutional abuse of people with a disability.  We urge the Government to support a Royal Commission. For too long violence and abuse against people with a disability has been overlooked.

Download our media release (pdf).

December 3: International Day of People With Disability

3 December 2018

Down Syndrome Australia acknowledges and celebrates International Day of People With Disability (IDPWD) on December 3. This year's theme is empowering people with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.  

WDSC 2022 Logo Competition

2 October 2018

The World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) is coming to Brisbane in 2022 - and we're excited! 

Down Syndrome Australia invites people with Down syndrome from all over the world to help design a logo for the congress.

Will you Step UP! for Down syndrome?

27 September 2018

Down Syndrome Australia has released two videos to promote the Step UP! for Down syndrome events that are happening across Australia during October as part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.