Delivering ADHD National Community support and services across Australia

Our mission is to enhance the lives of those living with ADHD and related conditions. Our team, composed of experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable professionals, is dedicated to a customer-centric approach in all their efforts. We are the ADHD Foundation Australia, steadfast in our commitment to making a positive impact.

"Because everyone deserves a chance to shine."

The ADHD Foundation Australia is a beacon of hope and serves as a guiding light fin Australia for communities where ADHD significantly affects individuals, their families, communities, and agencies dealing with ADHD and related conditions. Here are the fundamental aspects of our work.

Community Services

Community Services and Support

At a national level, we lead the way in offering services, support, referrals, and information via our ADHD Australia National Helpline and our Counselling and Psychological Services. We supply information and referrals to ADHD Specialist psychiatrists, psychologists, and other essential medical support services.

ADHD education

Education and Information ADHD Foundation Australia

ADHD education in Australia is facilitated by the ADHD Foundation, tailored to the community’s needs. We provide reliable and precise ADHD education and information to workplaces, educational institutions, organizations, caregivers, and support workers across the country. Additionally, we publish a newsletter on a quarterly basis.


Social Justice and Advocacy

We spearhead projects across Australia to raise national awareness and advocate for significant issues. Representing the ADHD community, we lead national campaigns to bring about much-needed change. As advocates for the ADHD community, we collaborate with the government to tackle various concerns and actively respond to numerous media inquiries.

It’s worth noting that we are a charity that operates entirely on the efforts of volunteers. We don’t receive government or regular funding for the services we provide. Instead, we rely on donations from the community and businesses. We take immense pride in serving the supportive community that sustains us.


ADHD can have a lifelong effect. These effects can significantly affect a persons ability to achieve educational aspirations, workplace satisfaction, social and relationship happiness.

The effects of ineffective recognition and treatment for those with ADHD costs the government over $20 billion in costs related to lower productivity, health, education and justice costs because of the reduced quality of life for the individual.


ADHD Through The Life Span

ADHD Parents and Families

ADHD Parents and Families

Our children with ADHD have the ability to think ‘outside of the box’, it is a gift we need to nourish. Their passion, intensity, enthusiasm, creativity, sensitivity, caring and sense of fun...

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ADHD Teenagers and Young Adults

ADHD Teenagers and Young Adults

Many teenagers and young adults are not diagnosed in childhood and on reaching adolescence find it exceedingly difficult to cope with change. A child that has been suspended or expelled...

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ADHD Adults Fact or Fiction

ADHD Adults Fact or Fiction?

For many years we thought that most children grew out of ADHD, now we know that is a myth. Some adults very successfully learn to manage their lives with ADHD, some just get...

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Our Community

983 K

People diagnosed with ADHD

$ 20 B

Total financial cost

$ 3.26 B

Total loss of well being

latest news and information

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The ADHD Foundation is an approved trusted partner of healthdirect Australia. The ADHD Foundation in Australia provides accurate and reliable information for anyone looking for ADHD pathways to diagnosis, information and support.

registered adhd-partner

The ADHD Foundation is Australian’s national consumer not-for-profit organization registered as a charity with the ACNC (ABN Number: 16 619 001 848 and DGR approved by the Australian Taxation office. Any donations to the ADHD Foundation over $2.00 are therefore tax deductible.