The Lishman Health Foundation is the only regional-based charity in Australia dedicated to funding local health research. The Foundation was incorporated in 1997 and is a tax-deductible gift recipient. Owned and run by the community, the Foundation is unique in Australia.

The Foundation (LHF) is an independent organisation that aims to facilitate and promote health research that will have significant health gain for regional Australia. The Foundation is overseen by a volunteer Board of Management whose members have skills and experience in research, fundraising and public relations.

Val Lishman was the first medical specialist to work in the South West of Western Australia.

From the outset, Dr Lishman went beyond his duty as a surgeon. He served community hospitals throughout the South West and was active in the community itself, in all walks of life.


Child Health Symposium

The Lishman Health Foundation is very proud to host the 2018 Child Health Symposium on Thursday the 17th May from 5.00-7.15pm at the ECU South West Campus in Bunbury. Please click here to register your seat today!

This event will follow on from the hugely successful symposium held in 2017, further examining how we can improve the referral pathways for kids with early childhood learning difficulties in school.


Mega Garage Sale

The Lishman Health Foundation Board would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who supported Margaret Paterson’s Mega Garage Sale and Tack Clearance in Reinscourt, Busselton on Easter Monday.


Goldfields Specialist Honoured by Top Award

A Kalgoorlie physician has been recognised by colleagues state-wide and the Lishman Health Foundation for his outstanding contribution to community health.


Chefs Long Table Lunch

We are very excited to announce that the Lishman Health Foundation has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2018 Chefs Long Table Lunch! Funds raised will go towards the Quality in End-of-Life Care project.



Research Partners



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