SMA Australia


Phone: (03) 9796 5744



Welcome to Spinal Muscular Atrophy Australia

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit our community here at SMA Australia. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a rare genetic muscle wasting disease that is the childhood version of motor neurone disease. The disease not only affects the muscles you see like your arms and legs, but all the muscles you can’t see, like your breathing, coughing and swallowing. SMA is a physical disability only and one’s intelligence is not affected. People go to main stream schools, hold regular jobs, live independently, have relationships and do many things that make their lives meaningful. In recent years there has been some exciting new developments with treatments, and we have been campaigning the Australian government to have access to this treatment here in Australia.

If you are newly diagnosed, or have just come across our page for the first time, we urge you to get involved, within the SMA community here in Australia. We would love to hear from you and are happy to support you on your journey.

We acknowledge that each person is different, and we endeavour to assist you and your requirements.


Quadruple your impact for Spinal Muscular Atrophy this August

Quadruple your impact for Spinal Muscula…

SMA Australia will host the inaugural SMA 24-Hour Challenge on Thursday, August …

Another Update for Adults with SMA

Another Update for Adults with SMA

Another update for adults with SMA to gain access to Spinraza and next steps. …

Spinraza on the PBS

Spinraza on the PBS

  Another milestone for SMA Australia was reached recently, with the rec…

Commonwealth Bank grant from Mountain Gate branch

Commonwealth Bank grant from Mountain Ga…

  We are deeply appreciative for the grant that Commonwealth Bank Mounta…