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Liver Foundation

Liver Foundation is Australia’s national peak body that works across all liver diseases.

Since 1995, they have been working to ensure liver health is a priority for all.

They strive to create a healthier community through promoting liver health and raising awareness and promoting early detection of liver disease.

Vision and mission

Think of three people close to you. One of them is likely to be affected by liver disease in their lifetime.

There are over 100 different types of liver disease currently impacting 1 in 3 adults, as well as many children. Liver disease causes one of the greatest health burdens in our country.

But a great deal can be done.

With interventions, early detection and support, much liver damage can be prevented, and even entirely reversed.

How the Liver Foundation can help


  • Strive to create a healthier community through promoting liver health and raising awareness and early detection of liver disease.
  • Help people take control of their health and act to halt and reverse their liver damage.
  • Connect liver patients to vital resources and services to help them manage their condition and achieve a better quality of life.
  • Fund life-changing research and deliver support that gives hope to people living with liver disease or liver cancer.
  • Provide evidence-based, best practice education for GPs and nurses.

Information lines / help lines

  • Call 130 0 454 837 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST. Please feel free to call and leave a message at other times.

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Liver Foundation.

Last reviewed: December 2023

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