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Quality Pharmacy Group supporting National Asthma Week 1 to 7 September 2014

All through National Asthma Week the following Quality Pharmacies will be running Asthma Health Clinics. Visit one near you to take control of your asthma.

Pharmacies Store listing

The Asthma Health Clinics will:

  • Include a qualified nurse providing customers with information about asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Cost $5.00
  • Provide customers with a personal risk assessment and have risk factors and results discussed.

You can also collect Asthma Foundation of Victoria information from the in store display at these Quality Pharmacies throughout the week.

Thank you Quality Pharmacies for helping Victorians take control of their asthma.

National Asthma Week Event: “Take Control” campaign launch with Kimbra

On Tuesday 2nd September 2014, Singer/Songwriter Kimbra will join forces with asthma experts and key respiratory health organisations to help to launch the Asthma: Take Control campaign, a national education campaign urging people to turn their focus to more effective asthma management. 

Fresh off the launch of her new album, Kimbra will be doing a special performance to help kick off the campaign at the launch event. 

Kimbra will be performing at 8:15am.

The event runs from 7am – 2pm with Kimbra’s performance scheduled for 8:30am. We will also have giant inflatable lungs, will be collecting lung health pledges from members of the public to create a 1-day art installation, and will have asthma educators on hand doing on the spot asthma checks!

ASTHMA “TAKE CONTROL” education campaign launch

Where: Federation Square -  Corner Swanston Street and Flinders Street  Melbourne  3000
Price: Free
Date: Tuesday 2nd of September 2014
Time: 7am-2pm

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!

   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 has completed his second run at The Age Run Melbourne half marathon on Sunday 27th July! He completed a personal best of 1:49:25. Andrew's next run is on August 10th at the City to Surf in Sydney.

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

   Acknowledgement of the land

The Asthma Foundation of Victoria acknowledges the Elders, families and forebears of the Wurundjeri tribe of The Kulin Nation who were the custodians of the land in which the Foundation stands for many centuries.

   Daily Pollen Count

The Pollen Count for Melbourne today is:


The count is 0 Grass Pollen Grains and 41 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


Thursday 2nd October 2014

Friday 3rd October 2014

Saturday 4th October 2014

Sunday 5th October 2014

Monday 6th October 2014

Tuesday 7th October 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.

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