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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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Last reviewed: December 2020

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Sarcoidosis | Lung Foundation

Sarcoidosis is the name given to a condition in which small nodules or “sarcoid granulomas” appear in the body’s tissues.

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Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is the sudden onset of inflammation in the major airways (bronchial tubes) of the lungs.

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Hot and Cold Weather | Lung Foundation Australia

"What's the weather going to be today?" is a frequently asked question that is especially relevant to people living with a lung condition.

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Pneumonia | Lung Foundation Australia

Pneumonia can affect anyone. Symptoms of pneumonia, like chest pain, cough, fatigue and difficulty breathing, can require hospitalisation.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Overview

Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a type of rare lung disease that causes the tissue (interstitium) around the air sacs (alveoli) within the lungs to become thickened and scarred – this is called fibrosis.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Lung Foundation Australia

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COPD Overview

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a group of progressive lung conditions

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Tuberculosis - Lung Foundation Australia

Turberculosis fact sheet provides a brief overview of Tuberculosis (TB), the spread, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Live Well, Breathe Better Webinar Series - Lung Foundation Australia

Live Well, Breathe Better Webinar Series

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Influenza - Lung Foundation Australia

In 2021, Australia experienced a 'record-breaking' flu season with cases eight times lower than the five-year average and no deaths recorded.

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