Welcome to the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of South Australia Inc

Who We Are

The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of SA Inc (SBHA) is a not-for-profit organisation that was formed in 1965 by a group of parents of children born with Spina Bifida. Over the years we have developed a wide range of services aimed at improving and preserving the quality of life of children and adults with Spina Bifida and their families.

This site contains a lot of basic and general information about the condition of Spina Bifida and the often related condition of Hydrocephalus.

This information is only for general knowledge and must not be used for self-diagnosis.

While we have endeavoured to make our information as accurate as possible, new developments and research often mean we can fall behind. Therefore if you have information that we should include please forward it on to us.

Our Mission

We are the primary South Australian body providing information, support & services for people with Spina Bifida &/or Hydrocephalus, their families & carers.

Our Vision

To maximise thequality of life for people affected by Spina Bifida &/or Hydrocephalus by ensuring that we are at the forefront of knowledge and service provision.


The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of SA Inc truly appreciate the support of the public in providing funds to assist our cause. Please donate via the Our Community Website: I wish to donate online via Our Community