Asthma Australia has been the leading charity for people with asthma and their communities for over 60 years. Our purpose is to help people breathe better so they can live freely. Our vision: No one experiences a life restricted by asthma.
1 in 9 Australians have asthma
Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects 2.7 million Australians, with children being the most impacted. Asthma is responsible for at least one Australian death every day, making it a serious health concern. More than 30,000 people are hospitalised each year due to asthma, yet 80% of these hospitalisations are considered potentially avoidable.
Despite the prevalence of asthma, it is often misunderstood, causing fear and anxiety for those living with the condition.
However, there is hope.
People helped so far
People had their asthma questions answered through 1800ASTHMA after speaking to Asthma Educators.
Where people with asthma can access resources and information to help them improve their asthma management.
School staff trained
We facilitated online training in Asthma First Aid for school staff across 2,404 schools in Australia.