DATE: Friday, July 14, 2023.
PLACE: Community Hub at the Dock, 912 Collins Street, Docklands.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including concussion and CTE, is the leading cause of death and disability in Australia and worldwide.
It is a ‘silent’ epidemic as society is largely unaware of the magnitude of the problem. Australia has a national brain injury crisis. We have one of the highest rates of acquired brain injury in the world at 3% of the population. The USA has 2%. Why is it so? In part, due to the massive popularity of AFL and Rugby in Australia, two high risk, dangerous sports which have the highest rates of concussion of any team sports in the world. Worse, they are increasing annually, very rapidly at junior level. This is compounded by the fact that there is very significant under-reporting of concussion in Australian sport. Lives are being destroyed. Self-regulation by peak bodies has failed.

Concussion in sport is now the subject of an Australian Government Inquiry. In the USA, the rate of TBI is declining as Flag football (no tackling) is now the predominant football code and the NFL is pushing for Flag to be included in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
Brisbane will host the Olympic Games in 2032.

Australia has an opportunity now to plan to become a world leader in TBI prevention and mitigation before that date.

This Summit will discuss how best we can achieve a vision of reducing concussion and CTE in collision sports by
25% per annum


Anyone with an interest in reducing risks in sport at any level.

Cost: Attendance is free. Either in person or via streaming

If attending in person please register at

This event is proudly presented by the Community Concussion Research Foundation Ltd (CCRF), a not for profit registered charity.

Community Concussion Research Foundation Ltd    ABN 44 655 451 175

Contact details: 43 Fletcher Street, Essendon, Vic. 3040.

Phone: 03 9375 4225