About Us

The Short Statured People of Australia is a non-profit organisation founded in 1968 to support short statured people (people shorter than 150 cm/4’11” at adulthood) in Australia.

The SSPA aims to:

  • advance equal opportunities in education, employment and the community for persons of short stature
  • provide support and work towards the removal of disadvantages involving persons of short stature
  • provide opportunities for fellowship in social activities
  • and encourage each other, by example, to live a full and happy life.

Membership is open to all persons of short stature as well as their family and friends.

This site provides information about the New South Wales branch (incorporating the Australian Capital Territory), founded in 1974. The branch regularly holds meetings at the homes of members (usually in Sydney) to organise events, fundraising, and other activities. Information about coming meetings can be found in the Meetings section.

We hold various social activities throughout the year as well as adults and childrens Christmas parties. Information about any of our coming events is found in the Coming Events section.

The SSPA (NSW & ACT) is also involved in sports for all ages and in particular basketball, with a competition held regularly in Sydney between teams of short statured members.

2015/16 NSW & ACT Branch Committee

At our Annual General Meeting held each year usually in August or September, we elect our committee for the year ahead. The SSPA (NSW & ACT) Branch Committee for 2015/16 is:

President/Chairperson Michael Blair
Secretary Emily Blair
Treasurer Troy Parker
Social/Youth Co-ordinators Dawn Bos, Tracey Mamula, Daniel Bos
Sports Co-ordinators Charli Worgan
Committee members Tony Munro, Cullen Adams

For more information about the branch, please use the Contact Us page. Membership and other information on the national association is available at the Short Statured People of Australia web site.

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