About BIAT

On this page you can learn more about the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania, including it's background, mission and objectives.

About Our Organisation

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is a non-government, state-wide, not-for-profit organisation working for people with acquired brain injury (ABI), their families and other stakeholders. BIAT has a range of members.

BIAT plays a key role in activities that contribute to a community that is more informed about acquired brain injury and has a strong focus on the area of advocacy with an emphasis on representation and support of the acquired brain injury (ABI) sector.

While the BIAT office is based in Hobart, BIAT provides services to all regions of Tasmania.

BIAT receives re-current funding from the Department of Communities (Disability and Community Services). Upon application, BIAT also receives annual funding from the Motor Accident Insurance Board Injury Prevention and Management Foundation. Other regular sources of income include membership fees, fee for service (such as professional training) and donations.

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Our History

Following the merger of two organisations in mid-1997, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) was formed as the peak body in Tasmania to monitor and support the long-term needs of people living with or affected by acquired brain injury (ABI).

As a ‘peak body’, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania ‘advocates’ – speaks publicly - on behalf of its members and all people with brain injury and their families.

Our Mission

BIAT's mission is to:

  • Enhance the community’s understanding of, and response to, brain injury.

Our Objectives

BIAT's objectives are to:

  • Position the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania as an effective,
    relevant peak body in the eyes of government, industry service providers and the general public;
  • Actively facilitate the ongoing development of a service system that is responsive to the needs of people with acquired brain injury;
  • Advocate to influence outcomes in public policy to ensure optimal results for people living with or affected by ABI;
  • Ensure people providing services to people living with or affected
    by brain injury have access to the information and training they require to work effectively;
  • Promote community awareness and understanding of acquired brain injury, in terms of both prevention and the impact of ABI on the lives of individuals, families and the broader community; and
  • Build an effective, sustainable organisation including the need to diversify our funding base and secure operational funding that is commensurate with agreed strategic objectives;