• Allergy aware:
    a resource for schools and
    children's education and care

  • All about Allergens:
    Food service training

  • Australian Digital Health Agency
    (My Health Record) Project

  • allergy250K.org.au
    An Allergy Awareness Project

  • Food allergy prevention project

    Food allergy

  • National Allergy Strategy

    Shared Care Model
    for Allergy

  • National Allergy Strategy

    National Allergy Strategy

The National Allergy Council remains a partnership between ASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and continues to implement the National Allergy Strategy.

National Allergy Strategy Projects

Allergy 250K for teens and young adults

The Allergy 250K website aims to provide age-appropriate information and resources to assist young people who are living with severe allergies, and to help them to feel more connected with other teens and young adults going through similar experiences.

Australian Digital Health Agency (My Health Record)

The National Allergy Strategy is working with the Australian Digital Health Agency to improve the quality of patient allergy information in My Health Record and to make sure that allergy information can be easily found.

Food allergy prevention

Nip allergies in the Bub is a resource for health professionals and caregivers that provides practical, credible information about infant feeding and optimising eczema management for allergy prevention in babies. See the website at www.preventallergies.org.au.

Food service

This project aims to provide accessible, standardised education for food service providers across different environments where food is provided (e.g. cafes, restaurants, hospitals, camps, schools and childhood education and care).

Schools and Children’s Education and Care

This project is developing national Best Practice Guidelines and supporting resources for the prevention and management of anaphylaxis in schools and children’s education and care services.

Shared Care Model for Allergy

Shared care is a patient centred approach to care that uses the skills and knowledge of a range of health care professionals who share joint responsibility with the patient, ensuring the patient receives the right care, at the right time, from the right health professional(s), in the right place.

National Allergy Strategy News

  • World-first allergy organisations launch to improve research, clinical care and save lives

    31 August 2022:   In a major step towards addressing Australia’s allergy epidemic, the Hon. Ged Kearney MP, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, alongside allergy experts will launch two critical health organisations in Melbourne today. The National Allergy Council (NAC) and National Allergy Centre of Excellence (NACE) are backed by a $26.9 million Federal Governme...
  • Extending food allergy training to the residential care sector – All about Allergens for Residential Care is now available

    8 August 2022:  Released today is a new food allergy training course for staff working with vulnerable people in a variety of care settings. These settings include aged care and other residential care, transitional care, respite care, rehabilitation care (including mental health, disability, drug and alcohol), quarantine facilities and services, correctional and detention fac...
  • Managing your child's food allergy at before and after school care | Webinar: Wed 17 August 2022

    Do you have a child who attends before and after school care? Join us to learn how you can work with the before and after school service to have reasonable strategies in place to help keep your child safe and included. Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is partnering with the National Allergy Strategy to host this webinar about managing food allergies and anaphylaxis in ...
  • Our Strategy

    Why Australia needs a National Allergy Strategy: Allergic diseases are among the fastest growing chronic conditions affecting approximately 1 in 5 Australians. Allergic diseases include food, insect and drug allergies (including life-threatening severe allergic reactions called anaphylaxis), allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and eczema. Several allergic diseases can...
  • Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy and CEO of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia receives honour

    13 June 2022:  Congratulations to Maria Said AM, Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy and CEO of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, for being awarded an Order of Australia. Maria has been a Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy since it was launched in August 2015. In addition to her Co-chair role, she has also been a project lead for the Allergy 250K youth projec...

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

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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.

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.

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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 support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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The National Allergy Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we are located. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.