WA Register of Developmental Anomalies – How to notify

In the short term, Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies (WARDA) does not anticipate that significant changes will occur to the:

  • information collected
  • ways it is collected
  • health professionals who notify cases
  • manner in which the Register operates.

WARDA obtains information for its cases from a variety of sources, some of which are actively sourced.

With the Health (Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies) Regulations 2010 (external site) , diagnosing doctors and hospital CEOs will need to ensure that developmental anomalies are notified to WARDA within 6 months of making a diagnosis.

How to notify

There are 2 main ways to notify WARDA of a diagnosis.

  • Use the original notification cards for cerebral palsy and birth defects located within your organisation
  • Completing the WARDA electronic notification card for:
    • birth defects
    • cerebral palsy

Additional information regarding cerebral palsy can be submitted using the cerebral palsy description form (PDF 38KB).

All forms will need to be printed and posted to WARDA.

In the future, diagnosing doctors will be able to inform WARDA of diagnoses using electronic notification.

WARDA staff may contact you to ask you to provide further information.

More information

King Edward Memorial Hospital
PO Box 134 Subiaco 6904
Western Australia

Phone: 6458 2735
Fax: 6458 2636
Email: caroline.bower@health.wa.gov.au