About Glaucoma Australia
Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma association in Australia and focuses on educating the community about glaucoma, patient support and funding Australian glaucoma research. Incorporated in 1998, it’s a registered, non-government, not-for-profit charity.
Glaucoma Australia’s Mission is: To eliminate glaucoma blindness
As a member of the World Glaucoma Patient Association, Glaucoma Australia coined the awareness/fundraising tag line B.I.G Breakfast – where B.I.G. stands for Beat Invisible Glaucoma. B.I.G Breakfast is synonymous with Glaucoma Awareness World Wide.
With our council member and co-founder Associate Professor Ivan Goldberg AM and our Chief Executive Officer, Annie Gibbins, on the World Glaucoma Patient Association Board, our sights are set on eliminating glaucoma blindness.
Donations to Glaucoma Australia are used to fund our aims and services. At Glaucoma Australia, donations from our Friends and Supporters are put towards initiatives for the glaucoma community, ultimately contributing to Our Mission.
Glaucoma Australia has been endorsed as a deductible gift recipient by the ATO, and is licensed to collect for charitable purposes Australia wide.
Memorandums of Understanding
As an establishment of official partnership with organisations that align with our mission and values, Glaucoma Australia is proud to have signed memorandums of understanding with each of the following Associations:
You can contact our staff members by phone on 02 9906 6640 or by making an email enquiry here.
|Annie Gibbins - Chief Executive Officer
Kim Brady-Kells - Office Administrator
|Gillian Hopkins - Online Marketing & Customer Engagement Manager|
|Meegan McLeod - National Coordinator/Educator|
Youli Yu - Digital Marketing Specialist
In 1986 an ophthalmologist and a glaucoma patient formed a Steering Committee to create a Glaucoma Foundation as there was no lay organisation concentrating specifically on glaucoma in Australia.
Information about the members of the Council which govern Glaucoma Australia, their qualifications and experience.
At Glaucoma Australia, our Staff and Council members are supported by skilled committees which offer expert knowledge toward Our Mission: To eliminate glaucoma blindness.