Welcome to IDFA
Living with a primary or secondary immunodeficiency?
Do you find yourself looking for extra support and acceptance?
Let’s face it, living with an immunodeficiency impacts on all aspects of your health and lifestyle.
Education, Awareness, Advocacy
Through the Immune Deficiencies Foundation Australia (IDFA)
you can meet people who are living through similar experiences.
And by accessing our education, awareness and advocacy programs you will
discover a new world of information. At IDFA we strive to be that “extra” for you.
IDFA will be partnering with Cancer Council for this initiative to raise the profile of IDFA and some of the proceeds donated will assist our members with secondary immune deficiency through allowing them access to IDFA’s education, awareness and advocacy programs.
We offer a range of resources, educational programs, webinars, patient meetings and conferences for Australians living with immunodeficiency.
Increasing awareness of immunodeficiency through awareness campaigns, community education and influencing policy makers.
Advocating on a range of issues significant for patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiencies.
IDFA is a national not-for-profit and leading peak body offering education, advocacy and awareness for Australians living with primary or secondary immunodeficiencies. In conjunction with our community-focussed model of care IDFA assists in achieving improved patient outcomes and quality of life. With the support of our medical advisory panel and through national and international relationships IDFA is a respected organisation within the medical and patient community.
I was diagnosed with a Primary Immune Deficiency in 2000 following a previously tough year with Pertussis (whooping cough) but my actual diagnosis came in 2019 with Combined Immune Deficiency.
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You can make a difference in the lives of Australians living with a rare disease.
Become a Member
Join the IDFA community to access a range of resources, events and connect with patients and carers.
We’re developing a range of services and events for IDFA members. Keep watching our News & Events page for updates.
The IDFA has been a great way to connect with other families with similar experiences, which has allowed access to a wealth of knowledge. The IDFA annual conference was also an amazing opportunity to learn and provided so much information. The IDFA has offered so much support, including Carers' events and resource material, which are great to give to kids' schools. Their Facebook groups have been a great place to ask questions and advice. So pleased to have found the IDFA, and would 100% recommend it to anyone seeking advice, support, information or resources.
When I got sick in 2011 I felt so alone, I had never heard of CVID. Then it was recommended to contact IDFA. I found people all over Australia that were the same as me. It has been a godsend.
My name is Row and I am from NSW. After years of recurrent infections saw an amazing new immunologist who diagnosed me with a rare primary immunodeficiency. I found IDFA via Google and have found the support and resources from IDFA amazing. IDFA very quickly sent me a pack of great resources and also some resources for my GP. The Facebook group has been great, have learnt so much and receiving a phone call to check in made me feel supported and welcomed.