About us

Introduction

LiverWELL incorporating Hepatitis Victoria is the peak not-for-profit community organisation working across the state for people affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis and liver disease.

Our History

1992:
First meetings of Hepatitis C Support Group.
1993:
Called Hepatitis C Foundation of Victoria.
1995:
First edition of Good Liver magazine produced.
1996:
Commenced telephone support.
1997:
Campaign for elimination of hepatitis C discrimination.

Awareness Week launched at Treasury Gardens.

Founding member of Hepatitis C Council of Australia.

Changed name to Hepatitis C Council of Victoria.
1998:
Commenced work in prisons and schools.

Digital presence commenced with a new website.
2002:
Victorian Hepatitis C Strategy 2002-2004 released.
2003:
Partnership with Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Member of consortium to create the Multicultural Health and Support Service.
2005:
Part of first national Hepatitis Awareness Week.
2007-2008:
Name changed to Hepatitis C Victoria.
2010-2011:
Name changed to Hepatitis Victoria.

Remit broadened to encompass hepatitis B.
2013-2014:
Adoption of Participation Framework, for public speakers, HEPHeroes and Advocates.
2015-2016:
Be Free From Hep C campaign to promote access to new easy cures.

State Government hosts first World Hepatitis Day Event.

Represented at first World Hepatitis Summit
2016-2017:
Launch of Victorian Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Strategies 2016-2020
2017-2018:
Diverse communities and the hepatitis challenge event with Ethnic Communities’ Council
2017-2021:
Strategic Plan expands mission to encompass broader liver health.
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LiverWELL, trading as Hepatitis Victoria is the peak community organisation working across the state for people affected by, or at risk of, liver disease and viral hepatitis.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We welcome people from all cultures, nationalities and religions. Being inclusive and providing equitable services is our commitment.