Schools Conferences

July & August
We will be attending several Schools Conferences throughout July and August in a bid to raise epilepsy awareness and reduce risk at WA schools by providing information on epilepsy training and risk reduction.

Walk for Epilepsy

1 – 25 October
Walk for Epilepsy is an online fundraising event to support people living with epilepsy. Each October, people across Australia pledge to walk each day for 25 days to raise awareness and vital funds in support of those living with epilepsy. 1 in 25 of us will be diagnosed with epilepsy in our lifetime so we encourage you to register today and join us in the Walk for Epilepsy this October You can participate anywhere in Australia (or the world), by simply signing up and setting your own kilometre and fundraising targets.

SUDEP Action Day

Wednesday October 18th
SUDEP Action Day, is a day when we remember loved ones lost to epilepsy. Around 300 Australians pass away due to epilepsy and epilepsy related accidents and incidents each year. Half of these deaths are attributed to SUDEP.

Telethon Weekend

Sunday 22nd October
Once again, we will be hosting a stand at the Telethon Weekend in October bringing epilepsy awareness to the streets of Perth and connecting with the community. Come along and find us, we’ll have lots of information, purple merch and some fun activities for the children.

Epilepsy WA Conference

Each year, we proudly deliver an educational conference day with expert guest speakers for people living with epilepsy and their loved ones.
Speakers include highly regarded epileptologists/neurologists from across Australia. Some previous experts include Professor John Dunne (Royal Perth Hospital), Professor Lakshmi Nagarajan (Perth Children’s Hospital), Dr Athanasios Gaitatzis (Perth Neurology & Epilepsy), Neurosurgeon, Dr Hari Ramakonar (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital), Professor Mark Cook (St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne), many who make a special visit to join us in WA for our conference day.

Previous topics have included medicinal cannabis, non-invasive seizure forecasting and technological advances in implantable devices, epilepsy and driving, epilepsy and surgery, children and epilepsy and so much more. Please contact us if you would like to be notified once information becomes available on this year’s conference [email protected] or call 1300 660 880.

Annual Purple Walk for Epilepsy WA and Family Fun Day


Our annual Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA & Family Fun Day is our biggest event of the year and takes place on the Sunday closest to Purple Day (March 26th) each year. It is a wonderful community event and a great opportunity to meet other people touched by epilepsy whilst raising awareness of this often-misunderstood condition. If you would like to register your interest, please email [email protected]

If you are a local business and would like to support the Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA in the form of sponsorship or donation of raffle prizes, please email [email protected]. We would love to hear from you.

Epilepsy WA Make March Purple 2022

Purple Lights for Purple Day

Purple Day falls on March 26th each year and on that day landmarks across WA pledge to light up in support of raising epilepsy awareness. In last couple of years we have enjoyed the support of an incredible 45 landmarks shining purple to help bring epilepsy out of the shadows. If you know of any lights that could be added to our portfolio, please email [email protected].


Each March, the world turns purple in support of the 65 million people living with epilepsy. Epilepsy WA invites you to join them, and the rest of the world, and GO PURPLE at your school or workplace to raise much needed awareness and vital funds for Epilepsy WA. You can even organise your own event – a morning tea, quiz night, colour run or karaoke, or perhaps you prefer to sign up to a run, bike ride or any other fundraising activity you can dream up. 

Your fundraising efforts will make a real difference and help us to continue providing our vital support services including; information line, support groups, free seizure alert bed mat loan program, free Night Watch loan program, free children’s book library, the largest display of seizure alert devices in Australia, a compassionate ear service, training the WA community, awareness raising and much more!

There are many ways that you can fundraise in Purple Month, here’s just a few ideas:


  • Hold a Purple dress / sock / tie / crazy hair day for a gold coin donation
  • Sell merchandise and hand out information
  • Have a bake sale
  • Hold a morning tea / lunch
  • Host a book sale
  • Have a colour run
  • Set yourself a personal challenge

If you would like to discuss your ideas please email [email protected] or call 1300 660 880.


Important Message: The information contained within this website is not intended to take the place of individual medical advice. Do not make changes to treatment or medications without first discussing with your treating clinician.


  • Walk For Epilepsy, 1-25 October

  • Telethon Weekend, 22nd October