The Chronic kidney disease: Australian facts report was produced by staff from the Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Kidney Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Richard Juckes, Miriam Lum On, Fadwa Al-Yaman, Geoff Callaghan, Melanie Dunford, Michelle Gourley, Jen Mayhew-Larsen, Tracy Dixon and Vanessa Prescott from the AIHW provided guidance and advice.

Valuable input was received from the AIHW’s Chronic Kidney Disease Expert Advisory Group, whose members at the time of producing this report were: Steve Chadban (Chair), Ann Bonner, Jeremy Chapman, Wendy Hoy, Stephen McDonald, David Parker, Kevan Polkinghorne, Tim Usherwood and Melanie Wyld.

The authors thank Karen Dwyer, Maria O’Sullivan, Breonny Robson, Claire Sheeky, Andrea Doney and Stephen Cornish from Kidney Health Australia, and Kate Tyrell from SA Health for their expert review and assistance.

With special thanks to Ina, Sarah and Josh for sharing their personal stories of life with chronic kidney disease.

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care funded this report and the valuable comments received by individuals from the Department are also acknowledged.