Welcome to Bipolar Australia

Bipolar Australia is the peak organisation representing everyone affected by bipolar disorder, including people with the condition, carers, friends and the dedicated professionals who help us all.


Services Directory

Find places where you can access help and support regarding Bipolar Disorder.

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What is Bipolar?

Bipolar Disorder is a serious life long mental health condition which features pronounced mood swings. The condition was formerly known as manic depression.


Raise community awareness about Bipolar Disorder


Provide broad-based education programs regarding the condition


Promote a positive understanding of bipolar among health care professionals and service providers


Encourage the formation of bipolar support groups

World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day is celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who is widely believed to have suffered from bipolar disorder. The event is coordinated by the International Bipolar Foundation on behalf of participating organisations across the globe.

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Support Us

With your support, we can ensure that every Australian affected by this condition, and every carer, knows that bipolar can be diagnosed, treated, and well managed, and we can ensure that they have the support they need to recover.

We wish to acknowledge the custodians of the land on which we stand. We wish to pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors, and to the elders past and present and future generations.

Bipolar Australia Limited is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Your donations of $2 or more are all Tax Deductible.