Get involved

Hypersomnolence Australia is on a mission to improve the lives of people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia. But we need champions of change to join us.

There are various ways you can support us.


Hypersomnolence Australia receives no funding so donations are vital to our continued operation. Hypersomnolence Australia is a registered Not for Profit Health Promotion Charity with full DGR Item 1 status. All donations are tax deductible.

Donations can be made through our ANZ bank account in the name of,

Hypersomnolence Australia
ANZ Bank BSB: 014286 A/C 210329584
or thru our PayPal account: 

Click here to make a one off electronic donation
Become an Official Supporter
Support and information for Idiopathic Hypersomnia requires long-term commitment. Just as people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia need a reliable source of information and support, we need predictable, stable funding to provide this information and to hopefully fund vital research.

Knowing we can rely on the support of regular donors will enable us to better plan and deliver core programs and services with confidence.

Your annual support will provide a level of stable funding that we need to continue to provide quality information and support to patients, carers and the health care community.

Click here for information on how to become an official supporter.  

Become an Official Sponsor

If you are a business or know of one that may be interested in becoming an official sponsor we have a great opportunity. Our website has had over 190000 visits since it was officially launched in June 2013, that's more than 200 visits a day. For the opportunity to reach thousands of people via our website we offer official sponsorship at just $250 annually.

Click here to check out the benefits of becoming an official sponsor

Hypersomnolence Australia is a registered Not for Profit Health Promotion Charity with full DGR Item 1 status. All donations are tax deductible.


If you’ve got skills, we are always on the look out for pro bono contributors and volunteers. We need a variety of skill sets and in return can offer a rewarding collaboration or an invaluable learning experience. If you would like to get involved fill in our volunteer form (see below to dowload a copy) and return it to

The information you provide will help us get an understanding of your availability, skills and how you can best help us achieve our goals. All information is treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Spread the word

Help us get the word out! Share our web pages and social media with all of your contacts and ask them to share them too! Click here for our Idiopathic Hypersomnia Fact Sheet 

Organise your own fundraiser

If you have an idea for a fundraiser that you can do within your community let us know at We would be happy to assist an appropriate event by supplying promotional posters that you can print out or share electronically. We will also share your event on our website and other social media.

Scroll down to see how the staff at Cairns School of Distance Education raised money on Rare Disease Day by holding their own PJ Day. 

Become an Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week Ambassador
Find out how you can make a difference during this very important annual international event click here

Become an Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week Partner

We encourage public and private sector organisations to partner with us to promote awareness of Idiopathic Hypersomnia during IHAW. By registering, your organisation joins a global partnership committed to educating the public about Idiopathic Hypersomnia.

Click here for more details.

Volunteer Form

If you would like to get involved fill in our volunteer form (see below to dowload a copy) and return it to

Some of our valuable supporters

Kelly Ward & the staff at Cairns School of Distance Education chose to raise awareness and funds for Idiopathic Hypersomnia during the recent Rare Disease Day and we couldn't be more grateful! All of the staff participated in the event, even the school principal wore PJ's for the event! The photo on the right is of one of the students who also got into the spirit of the event and wore her PJ's too Cool

Thank you so much to all those involved, particularly Kelly. Your donation will help us to continue to raise awareness and support for those living with Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Your effort is appreciated in ways you may not even realise. To those with IH just the fact that they have been acknowledged has been a huge boost to the moral of our patient comminuty, and that is truly priceless.

The staff at Cairns School of Distance Education

Official Sponsor Head2Toe