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About us

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (“A&AA”) is a registered charity and Australia’s only national support organisation, dedicated to helping individuals and carers alike in managing allergy and the risk of anaphylaxis.

We are a part of an international alliance of like-minded organisations and work closely with peak medical bodies including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). The National Allergy Strategy (“NAS”) is a partnership between ASCIA and A&AA, of which our CEO is the co-chair.

Our vision:

Improved quality of life for all Australians living with allergic disease.

Our Purpose:

The trusted charity for allergy support. We listen, guide and educate Australians living with allergic disease. We advocate on their behalf to ensure their voice is heard.

We strive to raise awareness of allergic conditions including life threatening allergies in the community by providing evidence based information, resources and services to support children and adults living with allergic disease. Allergic disease is a chronic condition that includes allergic rhinitis (hayfever), atopic dermatitis (eczema), allergic asthma, food and insect allergies and other potentially life-threatening conditions. We help Australians manage the everyday, improving quality of life, health and wellbeing.

Our Outreach

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. 

Our Workforce

The organisation has a small workforce and receives invaluable support from a core group of dedicated volunteers.  A&AA is governed by constitution and a Board. We utilise the expertise of a Medical Advisory Board as required.

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A&AA is a registered charity

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Our History

A&AA was 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.

Content updated October 2019

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation. Our purpose is to listen, guide and educate Australians living with allergic disease.  Learn more

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If in doubt, give the Anapen® or EpiPen®.

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