What is Livewire?

When you’re a teen living with a serious or chronic illness, or a disability, it can be hard – and let’s face it, sometimes people just won’t get what you are dealing with! That’s why we created Livewire: a place for people like you. Whether you are from Australia or New Zealand, it’s a place you can make friends, share stories, laugh, have a vent, and just be yourself… whatever kind of day you’re having!

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News & Events

Save our Seas from Plastic!

I have two fantastic environmental ideas to report. Firstly: Adidas has teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, a group specifically brought together to raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of the oceans, and to collaborate on projects to help end their destruction. Together, they produced the Ultraboost running shoe, made from plastic salvaged …

Yummy No-Bake Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup of Toasted Coconut flakes (Aldi and Woolies do them) 1/2 cup of Prunes or dates, or dried apricot (soak in water for an hour first if using Apricots) 1/3 of cup of your seed of choice; I used sunflower and chia A tablespoon of water (if needed) Half a teaspoon Coconut oil …

What’s ChIPS All About?

If you’ve been on Livewire a while, you might have heard members or the chat hosts refer to ChIPS. We mention it a lot because ChIPS is really awesome, and we think they do great work! ChIPS stands for Chronic Illness Peer Support. ChIPS runs in both Sydney and Melbourne, and each location runs a bit …

Meet the community

At Livewire, you’ll always be welcomed as one of the crew. Curious
about our members ? Get to know some of the peeps and your new whānau right here.

At Livewire, you’ll always be welcomed as one of the crew. Curious about our members ? Get to know some of the peeps and your new whanau right here.

Bart – LW

Hey, I am Bart! I work as a Chat Host and Livewire In Hospital facilitator. As a chat-host, my role is to facilitate and monitor social interaction by members, encouraging all members to help create a safe and fun place for all other members.


My name is Mackenzie but you can call me Mac or Kenzie! I am a current rep on the Livewire site and go by the username Rep_Kenzie.


I’m Mackie or Rep_McTruides. I play the piano and I love to read books! I am a passionate writer at heart, and I aspire to become a journalist!


Hi my name is Isabella. My favourite colour is purple and my favourite food is chocolate and mac and cheese. I am interested in art, music, swimming and reading.

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