Asthma Australia is the nation’s peak asthma body and everything we do is dedicated to improving the lives of over 2.7 million Australians who live with asthma.
Asthma Australia is a for-purpose, consumer organisation which has been improving the lives of people with asthma since 1962. Asthma is an inflammatory condition of the airways, restricting airflow and can be fatal. There is no cure, but most people with asthma can experience good control.
We operate across Australia, working in partnership with our sister organisations in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
To help people breathe better so they can live freely
We work with people who live with asthma, their families and communities, government and policy makers and a network of partners across the domains of health, social services and the environment.
We drive change through deeply understanding the lived experience of people with asthma and delivering person-centred services. We partner to disrupt and influence systemlevel transformation.
As a result of our work people with asthma are empowered to take control of their asthma, have access to services which meet their needs, and live in environments that support them to reach their full potential and live freely.
Asthma Australia is a change agent, accelerating, guiding and navigating a movement that changes the way chronic health conditions are managed. As a result of our work, a new approach is emerging – one that delivers positive impacts for people with asthma.
No one experiences a life restricted by asthma
On average, there are over 30,000 hospitalisations every year, of which more than 80% are considered potentially avoidable. Our target is to reduce the avoidable asthma hospitalisations by 50% by 2030.
We want everyone in the community to understand asthma so they can help if they are in an emergency situation.
We want to challenge the way we do things now, to keep improving asthma prevention and treatment outcomes for people with asthma.
We will challenge and we will bring our imagination to creating a better tomorrow.
At Asthma Australia, we help people to breathe. And you can help, too.
Find out more about asthma here. Find out more about prevention and treatment here.
- We learn what works and plan what’s next.
- We empathise and empower
- We’re inclusive and collaborative
- We’re caring and courageous
- We’re passionate and persistent