Improving the health and lives of regional Australians

About the Foundation


The Lishman Health Foundation is the only regional-based charity in Australia dedicated to funding local health research.  The Foundation was incorporated in 1997 and is a tax-deductible gift recipient.  Owned and run by the community, the Foundation is unique in Australia.

“We’re about better regional health”

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Who is Val Lishman?

Val Lishman was the first medical specialist to work in the South West of Western Australia.

From the outset, Dr Lishman went beyond his duty as a surgeon. He served community hospitals throughout the South West and was active in the community itself especially in the sporting arena.

The Australian Medical Association honour is one of many that have been awarded him.

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Dr Val Lishman

Dr Val Lishman

Key events

Suicide Prevention Training Module

The outcome of the Lishman Health Foundation funded Suicide Prevention research project was an on-line multi-media training programme for use by GP’s to train in the management of the suicidal patient.

Click on the link below for more information and to access the training module

Suicide Prevention Training Module


Lishman Health Foundation Motoring Extravaganza

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Blue's Ride logo
and the

Truck Pull

Motoring Extravaganza

Motoring Extravaganza flyer final

Key sponsors