One in 5 Australians lives with chronic pain and for many of them the pain is severely disabling, affecting all aspects of their lives. But with your help the Pain Problem no longer needs to be a life sentence.

conquering pain

Whether chronic pain is in the back, the jaw, the breast, a joint or elsewhere, and is a result of injury, disease, biology or surgery, all pain resides in the brain. 

The Pain Foundation supports gifted and world-renowned doctors, scientists and clinicians in exploring and unravelling the science and management of pain. Applying that knowledge in practical ways frees sufferers from the debilitating and devastating experience of chronic pain and the associated  depression and anxiety it can cause. 

Conquering chronic pain sets sufferers, their families and our community free to live life to the fullest again. You can help this vital work. 

Get Involved

Attend one of our events, sign up for the newsletter, watch a video, find out more about chronic pain

We need volunteers to help at our functions. hold a Pain Foundation event of your own, or join our Fundraising Committee 


Support one of our key research projects, make a regular donation or a bequest. You will be helping to conquer  pain


patient stories

Adding to physical and emotional experience of pain is the frustration of never feeling properly understood by doctors, family and friends. Here are some stories of people who have conquered their pain with the help of PMRI’s ADAPT course.



We’re always in need of additional funding assistance

Clinic Administration Enquiries

Bernadette Foley
Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre
Royal North Shore Hospital,
Douglas Building
T: +61 (0)2 9463 1500
F: +61 (0)2 9463 1050


Shaan & Geoffrey Verco, Pain Foundation Ltd
c/- PMRC, Douglas Building
Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW 2065
T: +61 (0)401 140 921

Pain Foundation Ltd (“PFL”) is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. Eligible tax deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR 1) status with the Australian Tax Office (ABN # 87 072 480 123).  PFL’s privacy policy may be found at THIS LINK.

Pain Foundation Ltd acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.