Welcome to the website of the Cleft Palate and Lip Society of Western Australia (CleftPALS WA)

CleftPALS WA is a voluntary support group consisting of parents of children born with a cleft,  adults born with a cleft and professionals who care for children born with cleft conditions.  Our motto is the sharing helps.  We understand the difficulties, heartache and sometimes the shock that comes with having a child with a cleft lip/and or palate and are keen to help you as best we can.  This website seeks to compliment the work we do and aims to support those regional families who don’t always have the opportunity to come to a morning tea or visit a contact parent to ask for advice. 

It is not however a medical website and we would strongly advise that should you have any concerns about your child you consult your family GP or contact the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) for advice.  

Thank you to Dr Martin Persson, Hayley Benbow and Christine Battle for beig our Guest Speakers at the recent "Appearance Matters Workshop".

We also want to thank Wendy Nicholls for organising this event and Wilma McBain as our first point of contact in the Cleft Unit at PMH.

To view some information from this recent Workshop on "Appearance Matters", click HERE where you will find information on Communication Skills and Support


Go to "Events/Workshop" for futher details on this Workshop.

 "Are you a member and not received your username and password to access the member section of this website?

If so, please email [email protected] and we are happy to email you with your details." 


We are volunteers, not medical professionals. Information on this site is not a substitute for professional advice and no responsibility is accepted by CleftPALS.