Mission and Objectives

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Learn more about the mission and objectives of the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania.

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is a non-government, state-wide, not-for-profit organisation that 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 ABI Sector.

Our Mission

BIAT's mission is to:

  • promote awareness and understanding of the impact of acquired brain injury (ABI) to families, communities, and service providers through training, education and resources;
  • advocate to address systemic issues which impact on people living with or affected by brain injury.

Our Objectives:

BIAT's objective's 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;

Becoming a member of BIAT

BIAT membership forms are now available to download. Benefits of becoming a member include keeping up to date with new information and government decisions that may affect your day to day life, as well as receiving our quarterly ‘bridge’ magazine.

To learn more about our memberships, click the button below or contact us on (03) 6230 9800.

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What's Next?

Understanding Brain Injury

Learn more about acquired brain injury (ABI), including the causes and common effects.

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