Whirled Foundation Inc.

Where do I turn when my world spins out of control?

5% of the population will experience a vestibular disorder at some stage during their life. This is equal to 1 million Australians.

A vestibular disorder is one where temporary or permanent damage to the vestibular system results in dysfunction. The damage can be caused by many things. A blow to the head or ear; excess fluid in the inner ear; the displacement of inner ear crystals, malformation of the inner ear structure; disease or infection; toxic chemicals; an immunological response; a membrane tear; or even a tumorous growth.

There are many different types of vestibular disorders including Meniere's Disease, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Secondary Endolymphatic Hydrops, Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis, Vestibular Migraine, Perilymph Fistula (PLF) and more.

Whirled Foundation is a voluntary non-profit organisation dedicated to assisting individuals living with vertigo and chronic imbalance and dizziness problems.

We provide information, support and understanding about the common causes of vertigo and the various underlying vestibular disorders as listed above.

We work collaboratively with health professionals seeking to improve clinical pathways and identify evidence based patient information and support.

We encourage research into causes of vertigo and better means of diagnosis, treatment and coping strategies.

We seek international co-operation in seeking better services and support to those having to cope with the impact of chronic vertigo and imbalance in their lives.

We do not receive ongoing government funding to provide services and resources so we depend on membership income and general donations to maintain and develop our services and support.

How will the funds be used?

The appeal seeks funding to assist us to run the Vestibular Information and Resource Centre - a 'one stop shop' helping people understand the physical, emotional and psychological impact they are going through when first diagnosed and assisting them navigate the options available to manage their condition.

We provide a free information packs to people who request information and have a range of services and resources available including a counselling service, quarterly newsletter, monthly eNewsletter, peer support group meetings and lots more.


Key Areas of Expenditure

General running costs of the centre.
Printing & Postage

Contact Details

PO Box 6132

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, when Whirled Foundation Inc. is able