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Lung Foundation Australia

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About Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Foundation Australia was founded almost a quarter of a century ago to provide support for patients and carers living with lung disease. It brings together key opinion leaders in respiratory medicine, physiotherapy, nursing and primary care to develop resources, training and education to help increase awareness of the importance of maintaining good lung health, help provide better management and slow disease progression.

The Lung Foundation supports all aspects of lung health from COPD to lung cancer to the rarer lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis. It has a proud history of community education and runs a toll free patient information and support centre with a lung care nurse. It is a national organisation that supports research, develops educational resources, trains health professionals, and undertakes community awareness activities and advocacy around Australia.

Vision and Mission

The Lung Foundation’s vision is to “ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia”

They endeavour to achieve this through five key strategic goals:

  • To promote lung health
  • To promote early diagnosis of lung disease
  • To support those with lung disease and their carers
  • To promote equitable access to evidence-based care
  • To promote quality research

Programs and Services

For patients and carers

  • Lung Information and Patient Support: Information and Support Centre with a part time lung care nurse – call the toll free number 1800 654 301 or email
  • Patient Education Resources such as brochures covering a range of lung conditions, treatment options and diagnostic procedures, and also handbooks, booklets and DVDs to assist patients in understanding and managing their lung condition
  • Newsletter: LungNet News. To subscribe to their quarterly newsletter, please visit
  • Patient Support Groups: Maintaining a national network of patient support groups for people with COPD and other lung conditions
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Contact details: Lung Foundation Australia maintains a list of contacts for programs in each State and Territory. It instigates specialised exercise maintenance programs for patients in locations throughout Australia
  • Patient Education Days and Regional Seminars: Annual Patient Education Days – an opportunity for patients to hear first-hand from health professionals about the latest developments in lung health. It undertakes community awareness activities around Australia and raises funds through special events and professional services


For Health Professionals

  • Provision of clinical resources
  • Assisting the production of national medical guidelines for disease diagnosis and treatment
  • Provide clinical training programs and education
  • IPF registry
  • Assisting clinical and consumer research, including clinical trials with the Multi-Centre Clinical Trials Network (MTCN)
  • Organising meetings for doctors, other health professionals and the community to consider leading lung health issues
  • Maintaining a role in advocacy
  • As founding members, managing the bi-annual Australian Lung Cancer Conference

Contact Details

For more information visit or call toll free 1800 654 310.



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Posted On: 20 June, 2008
Modified On: 17 August, 2017


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