Do you know what to do if your child is unwell or in distress? Many parents have found themselves in stressful situations where they aren’t sure how to respond or where to seek care for their child. You can be prepared.

Join us for a FREE ONLINE information session on how to care for your sick child, covering common childhood illnesses and local after hours care options.

What are some common childhood illnesses?

Many childhood illnesses are more common than you think. Some of the most well-known include:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Virus
  • Ear infection
  • Croup
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Asthma
  • Gastro
  • Allergy
  • Choking
  • Corona Virus/Covid-19

You’ll learn to recognise and understand common symptoms of illness in children 

It can be scary to see a child unwell or in distress. This session will help you to recognise and understand some common symptoms in children and help you decide where to get the best care for kids when they need it.

As part of the session, we’ll discuss the following topics:

  • Many childhood illness are very common
  • Most of the time they are mild and can be treated at home
  • Sometimes you will need to see a doctor
  • Occasionally you will need to go to hospital or call an ambulance

Sessions are presented by Asthma Australia, sponsored by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network

How much does my information session cost?

All information sessions are delivered online and are free of charge.

Register to watch a recorded session

Click on your language below to register to watch a recorded session and you will be emailed a video link.

Arabic عربى


Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

Vietnamese Tiếng Việt



  1. What is the session about?

    This session will help you to recognise and understand some common illnesses in children and help you decide where to get the best care for kids when they need it. ​

  2. How do I register for the session?

    Click on and register your details and we will email you the link to join the webinar

  3. How do I join from a computer?

    Simply click the link in the email that we have sent to you.

  4. Can I use my mobile or tablet?

    Yes.  Download the FREE GoToMeeting app.
    For iphones/ipads:
    For androids:

  5. What if I can’t hear anything?

    You will need to choose Phone Mode or Computer Mode.

  6. Can anybody see me?

    No, you cannot be seen by other people attending the session.

  7. Can I ask questions?

    Yes, you can type questions in the chat box at any time during the session.  You can also send us an email at

  8. Are you a Community Leader interested in sharing these resources with your community?

    Email us at

  9. Can I rejoin if I lose my connection during the session?

    Yes. You can click the link again and join.

  10. Will my personal details be shared?

    No, your details will never be given to another company. For full details on Asthma Australia’s Privacy Policy, please refer to our website.

  11. Coronavirus Resources in other languages

    1. لمزيد من المعلومات حول الفيروس التاجي
      lamazid min almaelumat hawl alfayrus alttaji (Arabic)
    2. ਕੋਰੋਨਾਵਾਇਰਸ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਧੇਰੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਲਈ (Punjabi)
    3. để biết thêm thông tin về coronavirus (Vietnamese)

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