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Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc.

ABN 14 104 820 346  Charity Registration No: A0057033E

Founded in 2010, Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc. (AAAF), is established to be the national Australia body supporting research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for all forms of Alopecia Areata, support those with the disease and their families, and inform the public about all forms of Alopecia Areata.

The AAAF Committee consists of a group of dedicated individuals who work full-time or have their own business. They contribute their time, knowledge, passion & contacts to assist the Foundation to achieve our mission.

AAAF is providing a centralised medium to connect you with your community members, which support all facets of Alopecia Areata. AAAF is working to establish a network of support groups throughout Australia, as meetings and talking to other people in the same situation can be a very valuable experience. AAAF is raising funds to bring Alopecia Areata awareness into the community, through information sharing AAAF is striving to eradicate the inequality of Alopecia Areata sufferers within our schools, our work environments and our government.

AAAF receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of the community to provide these important services.

Our Mission

  • to support research into a cure or acceptable treatment for Alopecia Areata;
  • provide support to those with all forms of Alopecia Areata, and their families; and
  • inform the public and create awareness of Alopecia Areata

Our Service philosophy

To give each person the best chance of managing their alopecia journey positively, the whole family and each individual needs to be supported to manage their unique experience. By reducing the financial and emotional stress and enabling children, young people, adults and their support networks to develop their strengths and skills, AAAF assists the whole family to achieve that positive journey.

Chel – President

In 2010, after 12 years exposure to Alopecia Areata, Chel’s passion for unconditional acceptance of appearance diversity fuelled the foundation’s creation.  It is this passion that drives the belief that by 2020 Alopecia Areata will be known, understood, accepted and ultimately treatable. Having worked 25 plus years in the IT industry, Chel’s business knowledge supports the operational processes throughout the foundation.


Sabine – General Committee Member

Sabine is a member of the AAAF General Committee. She joined the group in 2011 because the group provided invaluable support when her daughter was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata and lost all her hair at 11. Sabine is an Educational Publisher and wants to create awareness about the condition, support others and ultimately eradicate this disease.


Liz – Adelaide Branch Manager

Liz was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata over 30 years ago.  During this time she was asked on numerous occasions to offer support to women with AA.  This was the stepping stone of the establishment of a South Australian Support Group for Alopecia Areata Sufferers which led to her joining the AAAF in 2010 as the South Australian Branch Manager.

There is a family history of Alopecia Areata so Liz is passionate in offering support and raise awareness of the disease.  She hopes that through research a cure will be found in the future.

Liz works in the family Agricultural and Viticultural business and is a part-time Office Manager in her husband’s legal firm.


Judy – Brisbane Branch Manager

Judy joined AAAF as Brisbane Branch Manager in January 2014 and also works full time as an Administrator for an Aluminium Distribution Company.She has had Alopecia Universalis for 10 years and is passionate about spreading awareness and helping others cope with the disease.


Greg – Perth Branch Manager

My family has been impacted by Alopecia Areata and as a parent I have seen first hand the impact it can have.
I am passionate about making lives better for people with Alopecia Areata in its many forms and have been on the National Committee since 2011.

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