Ankylosing Spondylitis Victoria Inc is an organisation of people who wish to improve knowledge of  AS and the ability to manage the condition. Our group shares a number of goals and objectives for people and families living with Ankylosing Spondylitis as set out in "Our Mission Statement" on Home page.


Ankylosing Spondylitis Victoria Inc is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 66 915 454 826 


AS Vic Inc has support from and interaction with many organisations and individuals these are our main connections.


About us



Austin Spondylitis Clinic

  • Lionel Schachna, Rheumatologist

Ankylosing Spondylitis Group of Queensland


Caulfield Community Health Services (CCHS)

  • Belinda Coulter , Physiotherpist

Chronic Illness Alliance


Collective of Self Help groups


Donegan's Accountants


Health Issues centre


 .  Margaret Lewington, Physiotherapist 


MBE Printing Services kew

Musculoskeletal Australia 

International Bodies

  • ​Ankylosing Spondylits International Federation (ASIF)

  • National Ankylosing Spondyilitis Society (NASS) UK

  • Spondylitis Association of America (SAA)

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Our Historical background is documented in Astretch Newsletter Spring 2005.

​AS Vic Inc was founded in 2005 , Incorporated  2012 . We are Incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012  and operate under the rules contained therein.​

Our President awarded - 

  • Arthritis Vic- Life Membership

  • Department of Health - Outstanding individual achievement-Primary care Volunteer award


AS Victoria Inc President Annie McPherson with Minister for Health (Victoria) David Davis 14th May 2014