Purple House provides dialysis in the most remote parts of Australia

Purple House is an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service operating from its base in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Now operating 18 remote clinics and a mobile dialysis unit called the Purple Truck, Purple House isĀ  getting patients back home so that families and culture can remain strong.

Remote Indigenous people in Central Australia are up to 30 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease.

Families must move off their country and come to Alice Springs or Darwin for dialysis treatment. Communities are left without elder leadership, families are broken and culture is weakened. Patients suffer from isolation and depression, restricted by a dialysis machine for their foreseeable future.

Purple House is a home away from home for these Indigenous dialysis patients.


Purple House’s Bush Balms products are made from wild harvested plants expertly collected on Aboriginal lands around Central Australia.

Developed by people with an unbroken tradition of Indigenous intellectual and cultural knowledge, Bush Balms are truly made from the heart, offering employment opportunities for our patients and their families.

Purple House response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Purple House launches Pintupi-Luritja translator

Purple House launches Pintupi-Luritja translator

Today Purple House launched 'Wangka Kutju' - the first software to provide real-time, sentence level translation between English and Pintupi-Luritja, with text to speech capabilities. It uses sophisticated functions to translate full sentences in real time, rather...

Purple House holds its first conference Share a Tale

Purple House holds its first conference Share a Tale

In April 2019, Purple House held its first-ever conference, Share a Tale at the Alice Springs Convention Centre in Alice Springs. More than 50 delegates joined us from around Australia for this special conversation about remote dialysis, community-led healthcare and...


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As we are a registered charity, donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Your donations helps us get more people well and back home on country.