About stroke

One stroke occurs every 19 minutes in Australia

An estimated 445,087 Australians are living with the effects of stroke

Stroke Foundation assisted 54 research projects in 2020

270 volunteers contributed more than 7,000 hours of service to the Stroke Foundation

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability.

It kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.

Click here to learn more about stroke in Australia.

The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke.

  • We stand alongside stroke survivors and their families, healthcare professionals and researchers.
  • We build community awareness and foster new thinking.
  • We support survivors on their journey to live the best possible life after stroke.

If you or a loved one has been impacted by stroke, the Stroke Foundation is here to help.

Including services such as StrokeLine 1800 787 653, where trained health professionals will answer each call and give FREE support, advice, information and a listening ear for stroke survivors, carers and family members.

The good news is that researchers and health professionals across Australia and around the world are constantly working to improve treatments, enhance recovery after stroke and perhaps even find a cure.

But they can’t do it alone.

Your efforts in raising funds means that researchers are given the time and resources to do their work. Thank you in advance for your support of the Stroke Foundation.