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Community Support Programs

Community Support Programs

Corangamite Shire has partnered with us to help its community.
BOOK IN FOR A FREE / 1 HOUR SESSION & be better prepared to manage asthma for you and your family / friends.

Tuesday 2nd December @ 9:30am in Camperdown. -
Killara Complex, Manifold Street Camperdown.
Tuesday 2nd December @ 11:30am in Terang.
Terang Community Health Centre (Function Room).

Contact Carolyn Morey at the Corangamite Shire on 55937100

Fire and Smoke Emergency Kit

Fire and Smoke Emergency Kit

For people who live in bushfire prone areas, The Asthma Foundation in conjunction with Dane Taylor Technologies Pty Ltd, has developed an emergency kit for families. The kit includes an asthma bumbag, spacer, information and a Fair Air Fire mask with 2 filter pads. The Fair Air Fire Mask is the first highly fire resistant, reusable respirator that has a filter with life of at least ten washes.

The kit can be purchased from the Online Store for $90 including GST + postage and handling.

You can buy the Fair Air Fire Mask on it's own from the Online Store for $60 including GST + postage and handling.

The ACT Rural Fire Service, Chief Officer, Andrew Stark endorses the use of the Fair Air Fire Mask for use by ACT Rural Fire Service Fire Fighters. Read what Andrew Stark thinks about the masks.

Highly fire resistant, removes virtually all smoke particulates, easy to breathe through, comfortable to wear for long periods of time (as cool as possible), provides effective seal for all face types, reusable, maintains awareness of radiant heat proximity, quick to put on/ take off, one size fits all and easy to store.

Andrew's Asthma Attack

Andrew's Asthma Attack

Andrew Tait has made a decision to make a real difference and raise funds for asthma by completing 8 runs totalling over 100kms in 2014!

Andrew completed his latest run, the 15KM the Sunday Age City to Sea presented by Westpac on the 16th November. So far Andrew has raised over $9,000! Andrew's commitment to the Foundation and to strive to meet each of his goals is inspirational. He set a target for runs, for training and for fundraising. He has met them all. A great effort. Congratulations.

Follow Andrew's Story here and Donate to his Asthma Attack! Go Andrew, GO!

Fundraising with Entertainment

Fundraising with Entertainment

Entertainment book membership or new digital membership is now available.

Order your new 2014 | 2015 Melbourne Entertainment™ Membership from The Asthma Foundation of Victoria and 20% of your Membership purchase contributes to helping people live well with asthma!

Order yours here!

DEPI / Parks Victoria - No planned burns scheduled next week

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) advises that there are currently no planned burns short-listed for the upcoming seven days' burn program. Planned burning is highly depend...

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DEPI / Parks Victoria - Limited planned burns scheduled next week

The 7 day outlook for planned burning was issued today for public land in Victoria - see below. This outlook will also be posted on the DEPI external website. Issued Friday 14 November, 2014 Due...

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Gippsland Planned Burn Update

The Victorian Government is mindful of the effect smoke has had on communities in the Latrobe Valley. Planned burning will be carefully managed to minimise the impacts in this area. The Department o...

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   Daily Pollen Count

The Pollen Count for Melbourne today 21/11/2014 is:


The count is 5 Grass Pollen Grains and 36 Pollen Grains of all types (per cubic metre of air)

Click HERE for an explanation of how the Pollen Count is collected

Pollen Count Classification:

Grass Pollen Grains (per cubic metre of air)
0 to 19
20 to 49
50 to 99
> 100


Saturday 22nd November 2014


Sunday 23rd November 2014


Monday 24th November 2014


Tuesday 25th November 2014


Wednesday 26th November 2014


Thursday 27th November 2014

For a history of the Pollen count please click HERE

Please Note: On High/Extreme days, it is likely that all who are grass pollen-sensitive will experience hayfever symptoms.
The Asthma Foundation thanks the School of Botany at The University of Melbourne for collecting the samples and analysing the collected material to provide the Pollen Count Forecast. We also acknowledge the support of Stallergenes for sponsoring the Pollen Count this year. Please click here for more information about Stallergenes. Updates will be provided at approximately 4:45 pm each day.

   Acknowledgement of the land

The Asthma Foundation of Victoria would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Tribe of the Kulin Nation who are the traditional custodians of the land in which this foundation stands. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present of the Wurundjeri Tribe of the Kulin Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people.

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