Brain Injury Matters

is a not for profit self-advocacy organisation that aims to empower people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI).

is a not for profit self-advocacy organisation that aims to empower people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI).
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News Update
ABI Peer Support Groups - Currently running...Northern suburbs Tuesday at 10AM-/-Southern suburbs Tuesday at 10AM-/- Eastern suburbs Thursday at 10.30AM-/- Western suburbs Thursday 10AM Email or PH 96397222 to register or find out more.
Brain Injury in the Media
From devastating injury to Olympic medal, Australia’s Owen Wright makes surfing history (27 July 2021)
Australian surfer had to learn to walk – and surf – again five and a half years ago.
Now he has a bronze medal in the sport’s Olympic debut.
Read the full story (Shared from The Guardian)


New BY ACCIDENT workshop for people with an ABI, see workshops page for more information.

The new National Assistance card has been created by Brain Injury Tasmania. Go here to read more and apply.

Want to learn about cyberscams and ABI’s? CyberABIlity has created an online workbook to learn about them.

Are you worried about disasters? Floods, fires or other? Then BIM has created a tool to help you prepare. Go here to learn more.

Nothing About Us Without Us

Brain Injury Matters (BIM) is a self-advocacy and community education organisation run by and for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). All office bearers and committee of management members have ABI. As a Disabled People's Organisation, we are a voice of people living with ABI in Victoria.

Formed over 20 years ago, BIM was the first incorporated ABI self-advocacy organisation entirely led by people with ABI in Australia. Originally known as Bear In Mind, the organisation was incorporated on the 25th October 1999.

Our Vision:

People with Acquired Brain Injury lead dignified and meaningful lives in an inclusive community

Our Mission:

To support and empower people to advocate for themselves and enhance the lives of other people with Acquired Brain Injury.

What is an ABI?

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