Thunderstorm Asthma – Be Prepared

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It is important to be thunderstorm asthma aware and prepared for the upcoming thunderstorm season, it could save your life or your loved one.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, there is a greater risk of an Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma event occurring this year due to a wet spring encouraging grass growth. This is caused by the La’Nina effect, which usually means above-average winter–spring rainfall for Australia.

To ensure all members of the community are best prepared this thunderstorm season, Asthma Australia has information to help if an epidemic thunderstorm asthma warning is issued.


Thunderstorm asthma resources are available in a number of community languages.

Please note, these materials were developed prior to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Follow current Coronavirus (COVID-19) instructions for physical distancing.

Thunderstorm asthma – Arabic resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Bengali resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Hindi resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Indonesian resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Khmer resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Punjabi resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Simplified Chinese Mandarin resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Sinhalese resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Tagalog resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Tamil resources
Thunderstorm asthma - Traditional Chinese resources
Thunderstorm asthma – Urdu resources
Thunderstorm asthma - Vietnamese resources


Click here to view a range of multilanguage thunderstorm asthma educational videos


We have a range of asthma information resources available in a number of community languages.


We have developed a thunderstorm asthma pack for use by community leaders, health professionals and stakeholders to help prepare CALD communities for the upcoming thunderstorm season.

The pack elements are developed in English however are able to be copied for easy multilingual translation.

We are here to help

To learn more about thunderstorm asthma, how to be prepared and how to manage your asthma and/or hay fever, speak with one of our Asthma Educators at 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462). This service is available Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (covering both AEST and AEDST).

If English is not your first language, simply call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone Asthma Australia on 1800 278 462.