History of the ALA


In 1994 an initial discussion regarding relevant issues facing lymphoedema practitioners gave rise to the formation of a steering committee. They proposed the establishment of the Australasian Lymphology Association. This committee consisted of representatives from each state, and for the first few years their main activity was the organisation of a biennial conference. 

In 2000, the group formalised by adopting a constitution and becoming registered as an Australian public company, limited by guarantee – the Australasian Lymphology Association Limited.

In 2008, the association was granted status as a health promotion charity, allowing donations to the ALA to be tax deductible.


Significant events

NSW Parliament acknowledges importance of Lymphoedema awareness, May 2013

NSW Legislative Council motion on Lymphoedema Awareness