The Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of multiple birth families to whom we provide support, resources and education from other families sharing the same unique journey. As the leading support organisation for families with twins, triplets or more, we are recognised for our hands-on experience and knowledge, hence our motto being “Support from those who know”. AMBA provides its multiple birth families with current information on parenting, multiple birth studies and support at grassroots level.

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Affiliated clubs across Australia provide support where it is most needed. Each club supports its members in their own unique way with the ultimate goal to be there for families when they need it most. Support comes in many forms: whether offering a playgroup or coffee morning for parents to take a break with other families experiencing the same challenges; producing a newsletter as a form of communication and resource; or offering information sessions such as antenatal evenings, parenting courses specifically aimed at parents with twins, triplets or more, or multiples-in-school evenings. We do not receive government funding and as such, the organisation operates on membership affiliation fees. These are kept to a minimum to make membership accessible to all families.
With no paid staff, AMBA’s board and clubs are managed and operated by volunteer parents of multiples from all walks of life and experience. Australia’s first “Mothers of Twins” club was created in Newcastle, New South Wales, in 1969. After many successful years, this group of mothers recognised the importance of such a group and subsequently AMBA was formed in 1974. AMBA then became the national coordinating body of multiple birth associations throughout Australia.
AMBA is active in supporting families, increasing awareness of the unique needs of multiple birth families, improving the resources made available to them and producing and distributing literature on issues relating to multiples. AMBA currently has over 50 affiliated clubs with a membership base of approximately 4,000 families Australia-wide. Primarily our membership base is families with children of preschool age and under, however the number of parents with school-aged and older children is growing due to the association’s and clubs’ recognition that challenges of parenthood do not end when children start school. In many respects, they are just beginning!