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Muscular Dystrophy Limited

About MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the peak not-for-profit organisation providing Support and Hope to members of Australia's MD Community and those people supporting them.

More than 25,000 Australians are affected by a neuromuscular disorder - 1 in every 1000 Australians: men, women and children. These debilitating muscle destroying disorders can affect anyone - from young children to mature adults, male or female. Their common symptom is the progressive and irreversible wasting of muscle, leading to decreased mobility and often, a shortened life expectancy. Many children affected by Muscular Dystrophy will not reach their twenties. To date, there is no known cure.


MDA is funded almost entirely by private and corporate donations, by Trusts and Foundations and MDA's own fundraising activities. The MDA's accounts are audited annually in accord with State and Federal Legislation and licensing requirements and all past audit results have been fully unqualified, further providing evidence of the sound nature and business principles adopted and adhered to by MDA.


Muscular Dystrophy Limited provides support, information and respite to families and individuals living with neuromuscular disorders through a wide range of support programs including:

  • CampMDA is MDA's flagship respite program and is designed to give children and adults with debilitating muscle-destroying disorders a unique holiday experience, and their primary carers a week-long break. Since the late 1980's MDA has hosted annual camps on a quarterly basis and providing respite, and an unforgettable experience for children and adults.
  • MDA's other respite programs include regular support group social activities, and a weekend respite program OperationMD ShortBreak for children and OperationMD SWAP for adults.
  • Conducting regular Support & Information Sessions including the annual InformationMD! Seminar & Research Update.
  • Conducting regular education programs in support of the medical and para-medical community: promoting MD through the world's oldest MD Website 'The Home of MDA', through regular publications production of DVD videos, and awareness campaigns.
Address 111 Boundary Road
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Tel 03 9320 9555