Down Syndrome is the most common genetic disability, occurring in one of every 700 to 900 births in every country of the world, covering all ethnic groups and nationalities. Approximately 3000 people in Victoria have Down Syndrome, with between 50 and 70 new babies born each year.

Down Syndrome Victoria is the statewide peak membership organisation representing people with Down syndrome and their families. It is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1978 to provide support, information and resources to people with Down syndrome, their families and the broader community, with the mission to empower individuals with Down syndrome for a lifetime of meaningful inclusion in the community.