Emerge Australia

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Emerge Australia efforts include peer support groups, Health Promotion activities, awareness and fundraising activities, advocacy, seminars and a dedicated Member information service. They produce a quarterly Emerge Journal.

"We are determined to strengthen the national response to ME/CFS and welcome and encourage all State and Territory organisations, communities and individuals to join with us as we move forward with hope, vigour and a commitment to lead."[1]


From Emerge Australian website:

"Mission - To support, provide information and advocacy for people associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Vision - Universal awareness and acknowledgement of ME/CFS as a medical condition.
Values - To serve the best interests of people affected by ME/CFS with integrity, compassion and empathy."


Emerge Australia has no ongoing funding and relies on donations from individuals, community grants, trusts and government.


The 'ME Society' was formed in 1980 in Victoria, and included patients from Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. The New South Wales and ACT societies formed independently, at the same time. The society's quarterly information brochure, 'Emerge', began in 1980.[2] In 2014, the society was renamed from 'ME/CFS Australia (Victoria)' to 'Emerge Australia'.

Advocacy actions[edit]

  • 2016: An open letter is sent to Queen Mary University London, and the Information Commissioner's Office in the UK, asking for the release of the PACE Trial data.[3]

Talks and interviews[edit]

Online presence[edit]

Learn more[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. Emerge Australia - About Us
  2. Emerge Australia - History
  3. Emerge Australia (20 Mar 2016), Open Letter to QMUL - Request for the release of PACE trial data 

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.

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