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Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity and leading peak body of its kind in Australia that funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to people living with lung disease or lung cancer.

Since 1990, Lung Foundation Australia have been working to ensure lung health is a priority for all, from promoting lung health and early diagnosis, advocating for policy change and research investment, raising awareness about the symptoms and prevalence of lung disease and championing equitable access to treatment and care.

Vision and mission

Lung Foundation Australia enables life-saving lung health and lung cancer research, and champions program so that Australians with lung disease and lung cancer can live their best life.

By 2030, Lung Foundation Australia will be recognised as one of the world’s most innovative and effective lung health charities and a fearless leader of lung health and lung cancer policy, programs and research.

How Lung Foundation Australia can help

Lung Foundation Australia is the only national first point of call supporting anyone living with a lung disease. They work to improve lung health and reduce the impact of lung disease for all Australians.

They provide services for people with many types of lung disease, with a specific focus on lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory infections and rare lung disease in children.

Information / help line

  • Call 1800 654 301 (option 3) Mon to Fri, 8am to 4:30 pm (AEST) (excluding public holidays)

    This free and confidential service provides guidance, information and support, and connects individuals to relevant support services. This service does not offer medical treatment or advice.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Lung Foundation Australia.

Last reviewed: December 2020

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