Muscular Dystrophy Associations have been serving people with neuromuscular disorders in Australia for over 50 years, the first established in South Australia on 4th August 1954. Since then associations have been established in each state, including:
• New South Wales
• South Australia
• Western Australia
In the Northern Territory services are provided by MD in South Australia and the ACT has its own association.
Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia was established in 2005 to increase cooperation among state-based muscular dystrophy associations. Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia took a significant step in May 2008 in appointing its first CEO.