Crohn's and Colitis Australia (CCA) is the national peak body for people living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic illnesses collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). CCA's goals are to deliver services that inform, support and care for people living with IBD in Australia and to promote research aimed at finding a cure.

There are more than 75,000 people in Australia affected by IBD. The number of people in Australia living with IBD is expected to rise by more than 23 per cent in the next decade (Access Economics Report, 2007).

The effects that IBD may have on the body, its impact on peoples' lives and the various treatment options for IBD can give rise to a multitude of questions, fears and anxieties. People who choose to make use of CCA's services are provided with support as needed and with the education necessary to enable them to make informed decisions about their care.


CCA was formed in 1985. It is a registered not-for-profit national organisation funded entirely though membership fees, donations and fundraising activities. CCA carries out its work with the help of generous supporters and wonderful volunteers.