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Asthma Australia

Asthma Australia helps people to breathe so they can live freely.

Asthma Australia is a for-purpose, consumer organisation with a history of improving the lives of people with asthma.

It operates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory to deliver evidence-based prevention and health strategies to more than half a million people each year. Asthma Australia works in partnership with the Asthma Foundations of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Asthma Australia works with people with asthma, their family and friends, health professionals, researchers and governments to find the best treatments and practices to make sure life with asthma is the best it can be.

Vision and mission

Asthma Australia’s vision is to see a community that is free of asthma.

Its mission is to achieve this by:

  • halving the number of avoidable hospital presentations because of asthma by 2030
  • helping everyone in the community to understand asthma so they can help if they are in an emergency situation
  • challenging the way we do things now, to keep improving asthma prevention and treatment outcomes for people with asthma

How Asthma Australia can help

Asthma Australia advocates for people with asthma and the people who care for them. The organisation supports research into the causes, prevention and treatments for asthma, and provides, education and training, including first aid, in how to respond if someone close to you experiences asthma symptoms.

Helpline

People with asthma and their carers are welcome to call to speak to an Asthma Educator

  • Call 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) Mon to Fri, from 9am to 5pm AEST

Programs and apps

  • Asthma Assist a free asthma information service that supports you in managing asthma
  • Asthma apps Asthma Australia has developed three apps to assist people with asthma and their carers

Recommended links

Last reviewed: May 2022

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Severe Asthma and COVID-19 - Asthma Australia

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian expert leaders in severe asthma have recommended that people with severe asthma self-isolate from others and practice strict physical distancing when COVID-19 is spreading in their community.

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Asthma First Aid - Asthma Australia

Asthma First Aid is needed when someone is having an asthma flare-up. Some people also call it an asthma attack.

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Hay Fever & Asthma | Hay Fever-related Asthma Causes & Symptoms - Asthma Australia

Hay fever is a common allergy, also known as allergic rhinitis, that can also trigger asthma flare-ups. Learn more about hay fever-related asthma & symptoms here.

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Treating Asthma in Children - Asthma Australia

A doctor should always be involved when treating asthma in children. After diagnosis the doctor will discuss the best approach for treatment.

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Asthma in Pre-School Children - Asthma Australia

Wheezing and coughing are very common in pre-school children under five years and don’t necessarily indicate a child has asthma.

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Understanding Asthma - Asthma Australia

Everyone’s asthma journey is different. If you can understand your asthma, your triggers and how your medicines work, you can be empowered to take control of your health.

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Asthma and Bushfire Smoke: Asthma Triggers - Asthma Australia

People living with asthma are more vulnerable to bushfire smoke. Learn why it is a trigger for those with asthma and how you can minimise the effects. Learn more.

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Mould - Asthma Australia

Mould can worsen a range of respiratory disorders, including asthma. Moulds produce millions of air-borne spores that are easily inhaled.

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Symptoms of Asthma in Children - Asthma Australia

We recommend all symptoms of asthma in children such as cough, wheeze, breathlessness and complaints of chest pain be reviewed by your doctor.

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Diagnosing Asthma in Children - Asthma Australia

Having a child with asthma can be frightening for parents and carers. Our comprehensive guide to children living with asthma gives parents and carers knowledge of asthma management .

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