About SANE

What we do

SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life – through support, training, and education.

SANE conducts innovative programs and campaigns to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, their family and friends. It also operates a busy Helpline and website, which have thousands of contacts each year from around Australia.

Headed by Jack Heath, SANE is a leading independent NGO campaigning for the one in five Australians affected by mental illness every year. SANE relies exclusively on donations and grants to achieve its goals and receives no ongoing government funding so every dollar counts. Find out more about supporting SANE. Donations are tax deductible.


Winning Awards for Excellence

SANE Australia has won a number of awards for education through its publications and also through the website.

SANE's Australian Business Number (ABN) is 92 006 533 606.


Last modified: July 2014


SANE Australia was founded in 1986. (ABN 92 006 533 606)

The national office and staff are based in Melbourne, Victoria.

SANE Australia is a Public Benevolent Institution with exemption from income tax and is on the ATO Register of Gift-Deductible Recipients.

The organisation has a Board of Directors. Patrons from all States and Territories also lend important support.