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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is a charitable, non-profit organisation established in 1993 to support and assist people affected by severe allergy and anaphylaxis. Originally called Food Anaphylactic Children Training & Support Association Incorporated (FACTS), A&AA was founded by Meg Johnson, who was alarmed at the lack of information available when her own son was diagnosed with egg allergy as an infant.

Today, A&AA is Australia’s only national support organisation, with representation in each and every state and territory, dedicated to helping individuals and carers alike in managing severe allergy and anaphylaxis.

The organisation has a small workforce and receives invaluable support from a core group of dedicated volunteers.  We are governed by a National Committee, comprising nine experts in health or business.

Our aim is to help Australians cope with everyday life whilst minimising the risk to their health and wellbeing.

We strive to raise awareness of life threatening allergy in the community by providing science-based information, resources and services to support children and adults living with severe allergy and risk of anaphylaxis.

As food allergy is a community issue, A&AA's outreach and education is broad.  The circle of care embraces and engages individuals at risk of anaphylaxis and those who care for them.  We also work closely with related areas in state and commonwealth government departments, food industry, health and teaching professionals, as well as the Australian community at large. 

A&AA is a registered charity

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Content updated January 2017

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Being diagnosed with a potentially severe allergy is scary. But don’t worry, you’re not alone – help and support is available.

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia is a national support group for people caring for or at risk of anaphylaxis. Learn more...

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