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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.

Information line

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

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Last reviewed: November 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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Asthma Action Plan - Asthma Australia

An Asthma Action Plan is like an instruction manual for your asthma written by your doctor.

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Oral Corticosteroids - Asthma Australia

Oral corticosteroids are a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine which helps by quickly reducing the swelling in your lungs. They are much stronger than the inhaled corticosteroid in preventer inhalers. They usually only take up to 1-2 hours to start working.

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Living with COPD - Asthma Australia

1 in 7 people over 40 have COPD, I am one of them…My name is Patricia and I have Stage 4 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease more commonly known as COPD.

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Colds, Flu and Viruses - Asthma Australia

Everyone with asthma including all family members should be vaccinated against the flu. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a free flu vaccination under the National Immunisation Program.

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Asthma Review - Asthma Australia

An Asthma Review is a chance for you to talk to your doctor about your asthma. A chance to talk about any symptoms you may be experiencing..

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Asthma Triggers & Causes - Asthma Australia

There are many triggers for asthma attacks in the world around us and the activities we enjoy. Learn more about what sets off an asthma attack and how to manage the triggers.

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Asthma diagnosis in kids and adults - Spirometry - Asthma Australia

Getting an Asthma diagnosis in kids and adults starts with discussing your medical history and doing lung function tests like spirometry.

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Cold air as a trigger - Asthma Australia

We know winter can be challenging for people with asthma. It’s another burden to manage. But there are steps you can take to breathe better this winter.

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