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Karumah is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV by providing holistic care and support services to maximise positive health and living outcomes


Karumah was Established in 1989. Karumah Incorporated is funded by Health NSW through Hunter New England Local Health District for those people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Hunter Region.

At Karumah we understand each person is unique. We support you in taking an active role in managing your physical, mental and social wellbeing. Karumah provides a confidential and inclusive service for all those living with HIV, their carers and families.​



Karumah is accredited at certificate level of the Australian Service Excellence standards and is a registered charity.​




Karumah acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, The Awabakal and Worimi People.



Karumah is proud to be servicing and supporting those in the community. We are committed to creating a lasting positive impact. Learn more about our programs and the people we help. 

Karumah's services are available to People Living with HIV(PLHIV) regardless of age, gender, identity, sexuality or culture who reside in the Hunter- New England Health Region as well as their partners, carers and family members.

Karumah is a diverse and inclusive community.

Case Management             

Chronic care self-management.

Person centred care, empowerment and enhanced capacity.

Coordination of support. Using a partnership approach and shared responsibility. A holistic, ongoing, lifelong approach to health, self-care and self-management. We collaborate with other services and supports to ensure the best outcomes possible.

Peer Support

Creating Positive Change.

Karumah Peer Support Groups provide a safe and confidential space where you feel accepted and understood. People are able to share their lived experiences with no judgement and receive emotional support. Peer support groups are run frequently.

Education and Workshops

At Karumah we constantly keep ourselves updated with the latest information on health and wellbeing. We collaborate with many other services related to health and wellbeing so we can provide members with the most current educational information and tools they need for positive outcomes.  

We hold educational workshops on a regular basis with a range of topics and all are welcome to attend.


At Karumah we ensure you have your voice heard on issues that are important to you. We help protect and promote your rights. We believe your views and wishes should be genuinely considered when decisions are being made about your life. We help you speak for you!

“Exceptional people that genuinely care, I can't be more thankful for the support to my son and family."

Vicki, carer, NSW.

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