Welcome to the Australian Pituitary Foundation (APF) website

The Australian Pituitary Foundation Ltd was founded in Sydney in 1994 by pituitary patients and family members, with the endorsement of Australian endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, radiation therapists and endocrine nurses, who saw the need to support people who have rare conditions of the pituitary gland.  After five years the APF developed into a company with benevolent status, limited by guarantee.


The APFs mission is to support and educate people impacted by pituitary conditions.  We convey awareness and provide relevant information to the general and medical communities and act as a collective voice for pituitary patients and their families.


The APF has a national committee, which meets in various cities in the eastern states and has state branches in New South Wales (including the ACT), Queensland, South Australia (including the Northern Territory), Victoria (including Tasmania) and Western Australia.  Each branch is run by state co-ordinators representing pituitary patients, family members and friends who volunteer their time and work from home.

The Australian Pituitary Foundation is involved in a number of activities including:

  • Supporting healthcare professionals
  • Networking with endocrine support groups
  • Lobbying government
  • Providing a support network
  • Arranging education & social activities
  • Promoting Pituitary awareness

Through this site and our other wide ranging activities, the APF aims to provide support and information for both adults and children with pituitary conditions, their families, healthcare professionals and the public. 

The APF’s objectives are to:

  • provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas and for the discussion of problems related to pituitary disorders
  • promote public awareness of pituitary disorders and the need for government support
  • act as a resource group providing support and disseminating information
  • encourage scientific research for the prevention, alleviation, care, treatment and cure of pituitary disorders

We trust you will find this site helpful and informative.

If you would like further information or want to contact the APF, please contact your state representative or email the Foundation's support team.