Who We Are

We are a charity that is made up of volunteers, supporters, professionals and campaigners who all have one goal in mind – to reduce the suffering that is caused by wounds.


Wounds Australia was previously known as the Australian Wound Management Association before it was nationalised in 2015. The Australian Wound Management Association itself was established in 1994 after a committee was established to oversee its formation the previous year. Over the years we have worked hard to forge strong links with other international wound healing societies, and even helped found the International Union of Wound Healing Societies.


In 1992 we released the first edition of our wound focused newsletter that was appropriately named “A Stitch In Time”. This newsletter was mailed out to members to ensure they stayed informed of the latest wound updates and developments. More recently, we renamed the newsletter “DeepesTissues”. This specialist newsletter remains a regular benefit of the Wounds Australia membership, providing readers with the latest news, resources and research in wound care and management.

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Seminars & Conferences

In 1995, we invited wound specialists from all over Australia to share their experiences at our first seminar “Wound Management – Bridging The Gap” in Adelaide. These seminars have gradually evolved over the years into our biennial National Conference which now sees wound experts from all over the world presenting at the event.