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Australian Government Department of Health.

About the Food Allergy Aware website

This food allergy resource hub website has been developed by the National Allergy Council to make it easy for people to find evidence-based, best-practice food allergy resources. This website provides links to information for people living with food allergies and to those who support them.

The website features resources created by the National Allergy Council, ASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, as well as other evidence-based organisations.

About the National Allergy Council

What is the National Allergy Council?  

The National Allergy Council is a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), the peak medical and patient support organisations for allergy in Australia.

The National Allergy Council has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to implement the National Allergy Strategy since 2016. The National Allergy Council works with ASCIA, A&AA and key stakeholder organisations to implement the National Allergy Strategy through several key projects:

Why was a National Allergy Strategy developed?

Allergic disease has 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 disease and their carers. Currently affecting more than 5 million Australians, the rapid and continuing rise of allergic disease is therefore a serious public health issue that requires action by all levels of government and the community.

In 2014-2015, ASCIA and A&AA, developed and launched the first National Allergy Strategy for Australia, in collaboration with other stakeholder organisations. An important guiding principle is that the National Allergy Strategy remains patient and consumer focused. This is reflected in the aim of the National Allergy Strategy:

To improve the health and quality of life of Australians with allergic diseases, and minimise the burden of allergic diseases on individuals, their carers, healthcare services and the community.

Find out more about the National Allergy Strategy.

Find out more about the National Allergy Council.

Content updated May 2024