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Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (“A&AA”) is a registered charity and national support organisation, dedicated to helping individuals and carers alike in managing allergy disease, including the risk of anaphylaxis.

Allergic disease is a chronic condition that includes allergic rhinitis (hay fever), atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, food and insect allergies and other potentially life-threatening conditions.

A&AA works closely with related areas in state and commonwealth government departments, food industry, health and teaching professionals, as well as the Australian community at large. A&AA advocates for all Australians living with allergic disease to improve health and well-being.

A&AA are a part of an international alliance of like-minded organisations and work closely with peak medical bodies including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). The National Allergy Strategy (“NAS”) is a partnership between ASCIA and A&AA, of which the A&AA CEO is the co-chair.

Vision and mission

Improved quality of life for all Australians living with allergic disease.

To listen, guide and educate Australians living with allergic disease and to advocate on your behalf to ensure your voice is heard.

How A&AA can help

A&AA strive to raise awareness of allergic conditions including life threatening allergies in the community by providing evidence based information, resources and services to support children and adults living with allergic disease.

They help Australians improve quality of life because for the most part, allergic disease cannot be cured. As allergic conditions are chronic and can be severe, support, information and guidance contribute to an improved quality of life.

Information / helpline

  • For guidance on living life with allergic disease (not medical advice / not emergency line) call 1300 728 000 Mon to Fri, 9am to 4pm AEST
  • In an emergency call triple zero (000)

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia.

Last reviewed: May 2020

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Resources - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

A&AAs provides evidence based information, resources and services to support children and adults living with allergic disease. Allergic disease is a chronic condition that includes allergic rhinitis (hayfever), atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, food and insect allergies and other potentially life-threatening conditions. We help Australians manage the everyday, improving quality of life, health and wellbeing.

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