Background & Vision


Muscular Dystrophy Association of NSW (MDNSW) commenced operation in 1957 as a specialist support group within the Society for Crippled Children, now known as Northcott Disability Services. Those living with neuromuscular conditions, and their families, were instrumental in setting up MDNSW as a separate entity from Northcott Disability Services. In the early days, all the Association’s work was voluntary and was done by family members. Our name and logo was changed to Muscular Dystrophy NSW in 2008, to reflect our status as one of several state and territory MD organisations within Australia, providing services to those affected by neuromuscular conditions.


Our vision is that everyone with a neuromuscular condition can live the life they choose.

The heart of Muscular Dystrophy NSW is the people, whether they are those with a neuromuscular condition, or their families and carers.

We are keen for you to be involved and value your ideas and feedback. There are a number of ways of doing this including through our website, by telephone, social media and email.