Welcome to the website of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society (ANZFPS). The ANZFPS was formed in 2006 to promote the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people. The society achieves this purpose by:

  • holding regular meetings to present and discuss the latest research and clinical findings relating to the falls risk factors and falls prevention strategies;
  • facilitating student participation at ANZFPS meetings through travel grants, low registration fees and presentation awards, and;
  • providing members with email notifications about upcoming ANZFPS meetings and other occasional email updates. You can read our newsletters here. 

The ANZFPS acknowledges the traditional owners of the unceded lands of Australia upon which we live and work and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.
The ANZFPS acknowledges tangata and mana whenua across Aotearoa New Zealand, tēnā koutou katoa.

Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society and World Falls Congress 2023 Joint Conference

The 10th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference (ANZFP) will for the first time be run as a joint conference with the World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability at the Perth Convention Centre, from the 26-28 November 2023. Up to 400 delegates are expected to attend the conference from throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

Late breaking abstract submissions are now being accepted (submission deadline Friday 15th September). The opportunity exists for a limited number of oral presentations in a session dedicated to new information or important findings not fully available before the general abstract submission deadline. Late-breaking poster submissions will also be considered.

Early bird tickets are still available until Friday the 15th September. For more information visit the website:
10th Biennial ANZFPS Conference 26-28 November 2023

ANZFPS Report: “The rising cost of falls; why investing in prevention can’t wait”

On Thursday 24 November, the Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society (ANZFPS) launched the report ‘Why investing in falls prevention across Australia can’t wait’ at NeuRA. The report highlights the growing issue of falls in Australia and calls for the development of a five-year National Falls Prevention Strategy accompanied by a long-term funding strategy to support its implementation, oversight, ongoing monitoring, and review. More information on the proposed recommendations can be found in the report below.

Download the report here

Australia & New-Zealand Falls Prevention Society: Who are we?

ANZFPS flyer – download



ANZFPS Executive

PRESIDENTProfessor Kim Delbaere, Neuroscience Research Australia
VICE PRESIDENTDr Daina Sturnieks, Neuroscience Research Australia
TREASURERProfessor Stephen Lord, Neuroscience Research Australia
SECRETARYDr Anna Hatton, The University of Queensland
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGERDr Jasmine Menant, Neuroscience Research Australia
STUDENT MEMBERMs Charlotte McLennan, The University of Sydney
PAST PRESIDENTProfessor Cathie Sherrington, The University of Sydney
2021 PAST CONFERENCE HOSTProfessor Ngaire Kerse, The University of Auckland and Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well
2022 UPCOMING CONFERENCE HOSTProfessor Anne-Marie Hill, Curtin University
GENERAL MEMBER - NEW ZEALANDProfessor Debra Waters, University of Otago
GENERAL MEMBER - AUSTRALIADr Morag Taylor, Neuroscience Research Australia
GENERAL MEMBER - AUSTRALIAAssociate Professor Lynette Mackenzie, The University of Sydney
GENERAL MEMBER AUSTRALIAProfessor Anne Tiedemann, The University of Sydney
GENERAL MEMBER - AUSTRALIADr Melanie Farlie, Monash University

ANZFPS Sub-Committees

Sub-CommitteeLed by
CommunicationsDaina Sturnieks
EducationJasmine Menant
Early Career ResearcherMorag Taylor, Melanie Farlie, Daniel Treacy
Advocacy & Research CollaborationCathie Sherrington
Falls Best Practice Guidelines UpdateJasmine Menant

To contact us you can email anzfallsprevention@neura.edu.au


Click here to download the ANZFPS-Bylaws-2023