Where to go for Help







There are many resources available to you.  These include –

   Speech Pathologist
   Reconstructive Surgeon
   Your Local Hospital
   Child Health Nurse
   Social Worker
   Support Groups / Other Parents
   Internet (Refer to Links section)


Some centres and hospitals offer Microtia Programs or Clinics and specialist support.  Their details are –

Australian Microtia and Atresia Support Centre – Hear and Say, Brisbane

29 Nathan Avenue,
Ashgrove QLD
Phone: 07 3850 2111
Fax:      07 3870 3998
Email: microtia.atresia@hearandsay.com.au

Microtia Clinic – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Department of Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
4th Floor, Main Building
Flemington Road,
Parkville VIC 3052
Phone: 03 9345 5347 
Fax:      03 9345 6585

Web: www.rch.org.au/plastic


Microtia Clinic – Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney

Deafness Centre
Outpatients Building
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth Street
Westmead NSW 2145
Phone:  02 9845 2139
Fax:       02 9845 2102
Web:  http://www.chw.edu.au/site/directory/entries/deafness.htm


Australian Craniofacial Unit – Adelaide

Women’s and Children’s Hospital
1st Floor, Rieger Building
72 King William Road
North Adelaide SA 5006
Phone:  (08) 8161 7235
Fax:       (08) 8161 7080
Email: acfucoord@wch.sa.gov.au
Web:  http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/services/az/divisions/psurg/craniofacial/index.html


Support from other Parents

It can also be comforting and informative to speak to someone who has gone through a similar experience and understands your concerns and emotions.  If you would like to speak to another parent of a child with Microtia, please contact us and we will put you in touch with someone who can offer you support and information.

There are also several online Australian support groups you can join to make contact with other families –

Australian Microtia & Atresia support group on Facebook

Australian Microtia Support Group (Yahoo group)