Polio Australia currently has six websites, each with a different focus, meeting different needs and catering to different audiences. The existence of the websites and the comprehensive range of their contents have only been possible thanks to countless hours of volunteer labour.
This is Polio Australia’s flagship website and was established in 2010 in furtherance of Polio Australia’s mission:
Polio Australia is committed to standardising quality polio information and service provision across Australia for polio survivors. Polio Australia’s Vision is that all polio survivors in Australia have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed lifestyle choices.
The Polio Australia website showcases the depth and breadth of our services and is also the home of the Australian Polio Register. Click the image above to visit the site.
As the resources developed by Polio Australia have grown over time, additional websites have been created to more appropriately present specific contents to their intended audiences. You can read about our other websites on the following tabs.
Clicking the image above will return you to the home page of this site.
This website is still under development. This website will be launched on Thursday 30th November 2017 alongside our Walk With Me event in Canberra.
The “We’re Still Here!” website acknowledges and documents the lives of Australia’s polio survivors by inviting and encouraging them to submit their polio stories.
The website also details the efforts of Australia’s forgotten polio survivors to have governments at all levels, and the community at large, recognise that they are still very much here and need specific support services for many years to come.
Please browse the website and the stories by clicking on the image above.
“Touched by Polio: from casts to catharsis” is an art exhibition which reflects on the often evoked “torture” associated with childhood polio and transforms that painful memory into a thing of value and/or beauty – much like the lives of Australia’s polio survivors who became artists themselves, or family/friends of the artists who created each unique exhibition piece.
Twenty-four artists who have been ‘touched by polio’ in some way — survivors, family, friends — contributed to the exhibition to create fourteen leg and twenty-one torso plaster-cast-based art works.
As Polio Australia receives no government or any other recurrent funding, the “Touched by Polio” exhibition art works were generously donated by the artists for auction/sale, with all proceeds going to assist Polio Australia in continuing our work.
Some pieces are still available for sale so please be sure to browse the collection by clicking the image above.