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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia receives thousands of requests for information and support every year. 

We run Australia’s national helpline for people needing guidance and support managing allergies in day-to-day life. Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia also works closely with government, food industry, food service, health and teaching professionals and the community at large to advocate and educate about allergic disease.

Without your valued support – none of this is possible.

This Food Allergy Week, you can help people with allergic disease to live their best life by raising funds for Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia.

$25 can enable reporting of an allergic reaction at a food service

$50 enables an Allergy Educator to provide one-on-one telephone support

$100 helps provide awareness in schools and childcare on managing anaphylaxis

$250 could provide an allergy education workshop in the community


School Fundraising Ideas

As a student, parent or teacher – you could be a food allergy champion and encourage your school to get involved with a fundraising activity during Food Allergy Week. Here are some simple ideas:

  • Host a Nail-Painting stand at school for a gold coin donation – and paint 1 in 10 fingernails a different colour, representing the 1 in 10 babies born with food allergy
  • If nail-polish isn’t allowed at your school, you could have a colouring-in competition to design the best nail-art and incorporate food visuals into the design theme. Click here to download our Food Allergy Week colouring sheet
  • Hold a Mufti or dress-up day at school, or an active event like a walk-a-thon
  • Order Sweet William fundraising boxes to sell (click here for details)

Individual & Workplace Fundraising Ideas

Whether it’s setting a personal goal, creating a team challenge or doing something fun with friends or at work, there are a variety of ways you could raise funds and help improve the lives of people with allergies during Food Allergy Week. 

  • Create an online fundraising page & ask your friends, family or workmates to sponsor your efforts and help you achieve your target:
    • Set a personal goal or challenge – walk, run, swim or set an activity target
    • Adopt an allergy - give up food and drinks with common allergens to experience what it’s like managing food allergy on a daily basis
  • Host a gathering and ask your mates to contribute a small amount

Visit our Fundraising Site to create your online fundraiser now.

Click here to create your own personal fundraising page, and you can ask family, friends or workmates to sponsor you with a tax-deductible donation. 

We have fundraising resources including social tile and a poster you can use to help make your Food Allergy Week event a success - and we'd love for you to let us know about your activity so we can thank you. 

For more ideas or for help organising your fundraiser please contact Carlene our Fundraising Manager via email


If you are having an allergic reaction follow advice on your ASCIA Action Plan.

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

Do not call us for emergency advice.

If you do not have an ASCIA Action Plan and/or an Anapen® or EpiPen® call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.