Did you or someone close to you have polio? Years later, the Late Effects of Polio (including Post-Polio Syndrome) can cause symptoms such as fatigue, new or increased muscle weakness, pain, sleep problems and difficulty with breathing or swallowing.

The information sessions will cover:

– Current information about the Late Effects of Polio

– How to get more out of your health professional

– Self-management strategies

– Q&A

– Local connections


Steph Cantrill_170x170Steph Cantrill
Steph has a background in Occupational Therapy and has had many years’ experience working in rehabilitation settings in clinical roles. She completed a Masters of Public Health in 2010 and spent four years in India following this, working in a volunteer role with a community development project.

Steph now works as Polio Australia’s Community Engagement Officer (NSW/VIC/SA/TAS), aiming to reach out to polio survivors in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania and inform them about the Late Effects of Polio.

Upcoming Information Sessions Completed Information Sessions

StateRegionRegistrationDayDateTimeVenue Address
VICNewportRegister Thursday11th April 20193.30 - 5.00pmWestgate Vineyard Church
1/100 Champion Rd, Newport
VICHamptonEmail [email protected] to register your interestTuesday4th June 2019TBATBA
VICWarragulRegister Monday6th May 20192.30 - 4.00pmWarragul Library
75 Victoria St, Warragul
VICWonthaggiRegister Tuesday7th May 20192.30 - 4.00pmWonthaggi Library
Murray St, Wonthaggi
VICTraralgonRegister Wednesday8th May 201910.30am - 12.00pmTraralgon Library
Community Meeting Room
34-38 Kay St, Traralgon

More locations and dates to be announced soon



StateRegionDayDateTimeVenue Address
VICNoble Park Friday 27th July 20181.30pm - 3.00pmJan Wilson Community Centre
Halton Rd, Noble Park North
VICBallaratThursday23rd August 20181.30pm - 3.00pmSebastopol Bowling Club
213 Albert St, Sebastopol
VICBendigoThursday20th September 201810.30am - 12pmGolden Square Community Centre
9 Old High St, Golden Square
VICSheppartonFriday21st September 201810.30am - 12pmMeeting Room, Shepparton Library
41-42 Marungi St, Shepparton
SAYorke PeninsulaWednesday3rd October 20181.30pm - 3.30pmMoonta Community Library
Blanche Tce, Moonta
SAAdelaideSaturday6th October 20181.30pm - 3.30pmGlenunga Hub
70 Conyngham Street, Glenunga
VICHealesvilleTuesday13th November 20182.30pm - 4.00pmHealesville Community Link
110 River St, Healesville
VICMansfieldWednesday14th November 201810.30am - 12.00pmMansfield CWA
22 High St, Mansfield
SANaracoorteSaturday23rd February 20199.30am - 11.00amNaracoorte Public Library
165 Smith St, Naracoorte
SAMt Gambier Sunday24th February 20192.30pm - 4.00pmNorth Gambier Football Club
173 Commercial St West, Mt Gambier
VICHamiltonMonday25th February 201910.30am - 12.00pmHamilton Bowling Club
Kennedy St, Hamilton
VICWarrnamboolTuesday26th February 201912.30pm - 2.30pmMacey's Bistro
199-201 Fairy St, Warrnambool
VICLilydaleTuesday5th March 201910.30am - 12.00pmLilydale Senior Citizens’ Club
7 Hardy St, Lilydale

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