Our work and advocacy
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) provides guidance, support, and education to improve the quality of life of those living with allergies. We are Australia’s only national support organisation dedicated to helping individuals and carers alike in managing allergic disease. We understand the challenges that living with allergies places on individuals and families, and advocate on their behalf to improve their quality of life.
A&AA partnered with the peak medical organisation, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), to develop and then launch the National Allergy Strategy for Australia in collaboration with key stakeholder organisations. The National Allergy Strategy was the first comprehensive initiative in Australia that set out to improve the assessment and treatment of all forms of allergic diseases. The National Allergy Strategy is now implemented by the National Allergy Council, a partnership between ASCIA and A&AA.
A&AA works closely with government and non-government organisations to provide consumer expertise and knowledge help shape public policy, therefore improving the quality of life and safety of those living with allergic disease. A&AA has working relationships with organisations such as Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Food and Grocery Council, Allergen Bureau and the Therapeutic Goods Administration. A&AA has a team of health educators who provide direct assistance to people living with and/or caring for a person with allergic disease via a free patient support phone line. A&AA also provides webinars and resources free of charge for patients, carers, and health professionals to develop day-to-day strategies that assist with allergy management.
If you would like to speak with a representative of A&AA, please call 1300 728 000 and leave a message. A team member will return your call as soon as possible (usually within 48hours).
The National Allergy Council is a progression of the National Allergy Strategy and remains a partnership between The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), working in consultation with key stakeholder organisations.
The National Allergy Council is a formalisation of the equal partnership between ASCIA and A&AA. The National Allergy Council will continue to progress the projects initiated under the National Allergy Strategy with the same staff.
The National Allergy Strategy is the document which provides guidance on what work needs to be undertaken to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians living with allergic diseases including reducing the burden on carers, healthcare services and the community.
The purpose of the National Allergy Strategy is to address public health issues relating to the rapid and continuing rise of allergy in Australia and improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases, their carers and the community.
Content updated October 2022