About Us

The Short Statured People of Australia is a non-profit organisation  founded in 1968 that provides support and information for people with conditions of dwarfism, their families and other interested members of the community. The SSPA is made up of volunteers who aim to educate the community, provide peer and parent support, participate in programs that benefit the dwarfism community and promote the achievements of people with dwarfism.

This site provides information about the Victorian branch, founded in 1972. The branch regularly holds meetings at the homes of members, normally in Melbourne. Various social activities are held throughout the year as well as a Christmas party.

The SSPA (Vic) is also involved in sports for all ages and in particular basketball.

For more information on the Victorian branch, e-mail any of the committee. Membership and other information on the national association is available at the Short Statured People of Australia web site.

The 2013/2014 Victorian Committee is:

Chairperson: Jonathon Tripp

Secretary: Carly Myers: e-mail-[email protected]

Treasurer: Patrick Keane

Sports Coordinator: Sam Millard

Social Coordinators: Gracie Lynch & Charli Worgan

Youth Connect Officer: Ashleigh Hutchins

RCH Liaison: Samantha Lilly (ex-officio role)

Parent Representatives: Achondroplasia: Megan and Leon Lilly; SED: Marie and Robert Millard; Rural: Fiona Hutchins, and Matthew and Carly Myers

Committee Members: Rosemary Hobbs, Margherita Coppolino, Robbie Paton, Merry Young, Fiona Hutchins, Samantha Lilly (RCH Liaison, ex-officio role), Oliver Lynch, Renee Kosch

© 2017 SSPA VIC.