About Brain Injury


The disability called brain injury – sometimes called acquired brain injury, or “ABI” – refers to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. That damage can be caused by an accident or trauma, by a stroke, by a brain infection, by alcohol or other drug abuse or by diseases of the brain like Parkinson’s disease.

Brain injury is common. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 700,000 Australians have a brain injury, with daily “activity limitations” and “participation restrictions”. Three in every four of these people are aged 65 or under. As many as two out of every three acquired their brain injury before the age of 25. Three-quarters of people with a brain injury are men.

Learn more about brain injury:

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

About Brain Injury Australia

Founded in 1986, Brain Injury Australia is the central clearinghouse of information and gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury.

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ABI Staff Training

Staff Training Resources:
Self-Study Modules

Working with
people with ABI and
people with TBI

TBI Staff Training

Latest Publications

[x_icon_list][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Brain Injury Australia Newsletter – March 2022[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Brain Injury Australia Newsletter – December 2020[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Brain Injury Australia Newsletter – June 2019[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Brain Injury Australia Newsletter – December 2018[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Brain Injury Australia Newsletter – July 2018[/x_icon_list_item][/x_icon_list]
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Factsheets

[x_icon_list][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Financial Support via Personal Insurance[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Acquired Brain Injury, Alcohol and Other Drugs[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Acquired Brain Injury and Mental Illness Services[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Acquired Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”chevron-right”]Acquired Brain Injury and Family Violence[/x_icon_list_item][/x_icon_list]
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