The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia, have developed the first National Allergy Strategy for Australia,  in collaboration with other stakeholder organisations.

Latest Projects

Implementing the National Allergy Strategy

implementing the NAS

Development of the National Allergy Strategy has enabled the identification of strategies to improve and optimise the management of allergic disease and help prevent food allergy where possible.

We continue to increase awareness of allergic disease nationwide in line with our mission to improve the health and wellbeing, and therefore the quality of life of individuals with allergic conditions and those who care for them.

Food allergy prevention project

Nip Allergies in the Bub

The National Allergy Strategy received funding from the Australian government to implement a food allergy prevention project based on the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention. 

The pilot phase of this project has now been launched and the Nip allergies in the Bub website has been created. See the website at You can learn more about the project and the pilot phase now.

Food service in hospitals project

Food For Hospital Patients

Now available! We have worked with key stakeholders to develop resources for hospitals and other institutions to assist with safe food provision for people with food allergy. Food allergy and intolerance policy and audit tool templates have been developed along with a food allergy and intolerance ingredient substitution table. A Food Allergy and intolerances Menu Assessment Tool for dietitians has been developed in partnership with the Dietitians Association of Australia.

National Allergy Strategy News

  • Kalgoorlie/Goldfields Shared Care Model visit cancellation

    12 December 2018:  All at the National Allergy Strategy are disappointed in having to cancel the December 2018 Kalgoorlie visit. Unfortunately, there was very limited interest demonstrated by local health professionals. The Kalgoorlie visit was part of a Shared Care Model project pilot which requires health professional engagement.  We were planning to send a team of 6 h...
  • NAS food service round table

    2 November 2018:  Today the National Allergy Strategy is hosting a food allergen management in food service round table in Sydney. This meeting provides an opportunity for key stakeholders in food service to engage and discuss the next steps to improve food allergen management in food service.      The NAS Food service project team at left, and industry representatives took ti...
  • New resource hub for authorised officers

    1 November 2018:  The National Allergy Strategy has partnered with Environmental Health Australia (EHA) to develop a resource hub to assist authorised officers to help improve food allergy management in food service. The resource is being launched at the national EHA conference today in Perth. Sandra Vale, National Allergy Strat...
  • Food Allergy Prevention Project Launch

    27 August 2018:  Today the National Allergy Strategy Food Allergy Prevention Project was launched in WA as the main pilot region for the Project. The Food Allergy Prevention Project is the first in the world to promote feeding children the common allergy causing foods by one year of age, to help prevent food allergy developing. While previous food allergy prevention strateg...
  • National Allergy Strategy Announcement Event

    The National Allergy Strategy event on 16 August at Parliament House Canberra was a great success with Minister Hunt announcing five years of funding for the National Allergy Strategy. Minister Greg Hunt, Minister Ken Wyatt, Senator Richard Di Natale and Catherine King MP all spoke of their support for the National Allergy Strategy. Mr Barry Hickey and Ms Jaclyn Jauhiainen shared...

Every project is a new challenge to positively impact on life for people with allergic diseases.

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National Allergy Strategy Rationale

Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.

National Allergy Strategy Websites

All about Allergens
All about Allergens

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Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Education

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Nip Allergies in the Bub

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Lead organisations

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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient organisations for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | Teens and young adults | Food service | Drug allergy

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