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National Asthma Council Australia

The National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.

As the trusted authority leading the attack against asthma, the NAC sets and disseminates the standards of care through our responsive and evidence-based asthma guidelines, practice tools and resources and renowned education program.

The NAC actively works to assess and address the impacts of asthma through advocacy and collaboration with policy makers, stakeholders and Australian and international asthma and lung health organisations.

Through its Sensitive Choice program, the NAC provides the public with essential information about asthma and allergy management and empowers consumers to identify asthma and allergy-aware products and services.

The National Asthma Council Australia is a collaboration of four member bodies:

  • Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
  • Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association
  • The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Vision and Mission

As the nation’s trusted authority in asthma management and care, the NAC are leading the attack against asthma to improve Australia’s capabilities in helping people with asthma to breathe well.

How the National Asthma Council Australia can help

  • provide relevant and accurate guidelines and advice
  • shape policy and practice as the responsive and trusted independent asthma authority
  • partner to address inequalities in asthma outcomes
  • cultivate an engaged and active network of contributors
  • maintain sound governance, culture and finances

Information / help lines

Email: nac@nationalasthma.org.au

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

Last reviewed: June 2020

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My Asthma Guide - National Asthma Council Australia

My Asthma Guide is a handbook designed to help patients understand and manage their asthma. With information and advice based on the best evidence, 

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How to use a Puffer and Spacer for Kids - National Asthma Council Australia

Using your puffer (inhaler) and spacer properly is important when you have asthma. This short clip shows you how to use a standard metered dose inhaler (MDI)

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Diagnosing asthma - National Asthma Council Australia

We are a not-for-profit charity and the national authority for asthma knowledge, setting the standard for asthma care.

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Spacer use and care - National Asthma Council Australia

What is a spacer? A spacer is a holding chamber shaped like a football or tube. It makes it easier to take asthma or COPD medication from the type of puffer

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Using your asthma or COPD inhaler correctly - National Asthma Council Australia

It's easier to learn how to use your inhaler or puffer when someone shows you how. Using your asthma or COPD inhaler properly is important. With

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Back to school checklist for kids with asthma - National Asthma Council Australia

The start of the school year can be busy enough without the added concern about your child’s asthma striking them in the classroom or playground. But that’s

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5 steps to breathe better, feel better - National Asthma Council Australia

We have compiled a five step plan to help you breathe better and feel better with asthma. The 5 Step Plan

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Respimat (loading before first use) - National Asthma Council Australia

Using your inhaler properly is important when you have asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).  This short clip shows you h

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Thunderstorm asthma - National Asthma Council Australia

By the last weekend of September, you should be taking your hay fever nasal spray, asthma preventer, or both – and you shouldn’t stop until New Year’s Day (most

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Pollen - a trigger for hay fever - National Asthma Council Australia

Plant pollen is well known as a trigger for seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Up to four out

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