Mission, Aims & Objectives - Australia's Leading Advocate for Healthy Sleep


Promoting better sleep to optimise health, well-being and performance for all Australians.


Improving people’s lives through better sleep

The Sleep Health Foundation is a not for profit health promotion charity that aims to raise community awareness about the value of sleep and its common disorders, and to improve public health and safety. The Foundation receives no government resources and relies on the untied funding and support of its corporate partners, sponsors, members and donations.

Led by an experienced Board of Non-Executive Directors, the Foundation prides itself on its expertise and independence. Our mission is to promote better sleep to optimise health, well-being and performance for all Australians.

Our strategic aims and objectives

  • Community education and health promotion:
    Providing evidence based community education materials and encouraging partnerships to promote sleep health.
  • Political and community advocacy:
    Providing strong advocacy to help meet the sleep health needs of the community and people with sleep disorders.
  • Best practice in services and therapy:
    Encouraging evidence based sleep health treatments and patient-focused services and outcomes.
  • Research:
    Facilitating and disseminating sleep research, including knowledge translation

Sleep Health Foundation Annual Reports


Policy Documents

Privacy Policy

Confidence in the integrity of the Sleep Health Foundation is vital to its operation and protecting the integrity of the personal information we hold on interested parties is vital.

Copyright Policy

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All rights are reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, without the written permission of the publisher, unless otherwise permitted under the Copyright Act 1968.

Advertising Policy

Is subject to review and approval by the SHF. All advertising and inserts submitted must be accurate and adhere to the principles of the SHF terms and conditions. 

Conflict of Interest Policy

It is the policy of the Sleep Health Foundation that officers and employees of the Foundation avoid ethical, legal, financial or other conflicts of interest, and ensure that their activities and interests do not conflict with their obligations to the Foundation or its welfare.

Content and Editorial Policy

This policy has been developed to articulate the Sleep Health Foundation's requirements for and approach to preparation of educational material.

Media Policy

This media policy provides a set of guidelines for all Sleep Health Foundation (SHF) members, staff, board directors and expert spokespersons to adher to when interacting with the media.



The Sleep Health Foundation is governed by a Board, comprising four member appointed directors, two directors appointed by the Board of the Australasian Sleep Association (the peak professional body of Australian and New Zealand sleep clinicians and scientists) and four independent directors appointed by the Board itself.

Sleep Health Foundation Constitition [PDF]]