At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those who find themselves in intensive care.

  • EOI Now Open

    EOI Now Open

    2019 Intensive Care Foundation Granting round opens 18 March 2019. Expressions of Interest OPEN: Monday 18 March 2019 at 8am (AEST) Expressions of Interest CLOSE: Monday 29 April 2019 6pm (AEST)
  • The Nexus Health & Wellness Expo – 8th & 9th September 2018

    The Nexus Health & Wellness Expo – 8th & 9th September 2018

    This 2 day festival is a celebration of everything that is closest to our hearts – HEALTH & FAMILY. Entry is a $5 donation to the Intensive Care Foundation. Kids under 16years are absolutely Free. Head to to purchase your tickets.
  • Highland Gathering & Perth Kilt Run – 9th September 2018

    Highland Gathering & Perth Kilt Run – 9th September 2018

    Registrations are now open for the 2018 Perth Kilt Run. All proceeds from registrations go to Not for Profit organisations INCLUDING the Intensive Care Foundation. To register, please head to

Did you know?

165,000 people, including 10,000 babies and children, are admitted to Intensive Care Units every year.
Over 90% survive life threatening accidents or illnesses with the help of intensive care.
Since 2000 the ICF has supported more than 100 ANZ research projects, providing more than $3m in funding.
There are more than 10,790 nurses and more than 1,000 doctors working in ICUs in Australia and New Zealand.

Inspiring stories

Joanne Spaulding

Joanne Spaulding

Her amazing recovery
"I will be forever grateful to the dedicated, skilled people who work in ICU. Because of them – and a wonderful cardiologist, paramedics, and of course, husband – I have made a full recovery."
Darryl Sabin

Darryl Sabin

Survivor, author and motivational speaker
“When almost all hope is lost the specialists from intensive care will do everything possible to help their patients find a way back. The tougher it gets the tougher they try.”
Costanza and friends

Costanza and friends

New mothers in ICU
“I never thought I would end up in ICU on a breathing machine struggling to survive. It makes you realise it can happen to anyone whether you are young or old.”