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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.


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
  • Coach Program a confidential, free health coaching service delivered over the phone
  • Asthma apps Asthma Australia has developed three apps to assist people with asthma and their carers

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Last reviewed: December 2019

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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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Diagnosing Severe Asthma - Asthma Australia

Consult a GP if you believe you have severe asthma. There is no single test but your GP may recommend you to a respiratory specialist.

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What is Asthma - Asthma Australia

Asthma is an incurable, long-term lung condition. People with asthma will experience chest tightness, shortness of breath and wheezing, which leads to a flare up.

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Thunderstorm Asthma - Asthma Australia

Discover how thunderstorms can uniquely pose a problem for people with asthma. Grass pollen levels may increase during thunderstorms and trigger asthma attacks.

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Flooding and 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 Severe Asthma - Asthma Australia

Symptoms of severe asthma are more intense than those presented with mild or moderate asthma. This includes breathlessness, wheezing and feeling tight in the chest.

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Severe Asthma Treatment - Treating Severe Asthma - Asthma Australia

Asthma treatments differ based on the individual person. Find out more about finding the right asthma treatment for you.

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Hay Fever & Asthma - Asthma Australia

Hay fever is a common affliction and is also known as allergic rhinitis. Common symptoms include a runny nose, itchy eyes or a sore throat. Hay fever can affect asthma conditions.

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Asthma Flare Ups in Children - Asthma Australia

Asthma Flare-Ups Flare-ups do happen, and in children they are most often caused by colds and flu

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Asthma Action Plan - Asthma Australia

Action plans for asthma are important tools available to assist Australians living with an asthma condition. Your asthma action plan is a document which sets out the self-management steps recommended by your doctor in case you experience asthma symptoms.

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