Who we are

About Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity and leading peak body of its kind in Australia that funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to people living with lung disease or lung cancer. Since 1990, we have been working to ensure lung health is a priority for all, from promoting lung health and early diagnosis, advocating for policy change and research investment, raising awareness about the symptoms and prevalence of lung disease and championing equitable access to treatment and care.


Our Vision

Lung Foundation Australia enables life-saving lung health and lung cancer research, and champions programs so that Australians with lung disease and lung cancer can live their best life.


Our Mission

By 2030, Lung Foundation Australia will be recognised as one of the world’s most innovative and effective lung health charities and a fearless leader of lung health and lung cancer policy, programs and research.


Our Strategic Pillars

  • Healthy lungs for all
  • Australia’s lung health research funding incubator
  • Impactful and meaningful lung disease programs and support
  • Valuing our people
  • Purposeful leadership and ethical governance.

About Our Cause

Think of three people close to you. One of them is likely to be affected by lung disease in their lifetime. There are over 30 different types of lung disease currently impacting one in four men, women and children across Australia.It is our nation’s second leading cause of death, taking more lives than dementia and diabetes, yet it receives very little publicity, funding, research or support.There is currently no cure for the majority of lung diseases and the impact on the lives of those affected is devastating. This is only intensified by the unfair stigma associated with lung disease which contributes to significant delays in diagnosis and inadequate access to treatment and care. Lung disease is one of the highest health burdens in our country. More needs to be done. It’s time for tackling lung disease to be a national health priority.

Our Values

Bold | be proactive and take risks that achieve our Mission.

Entrepreneurial | be focused on outcomes.

Fair | be equitable and work in the interests of all our stakeholders, particularly patients and their carers.

Agile | create positive change.

Innovative | be inventive to achieve our Mission.

Respectful | be honest and work hard every day in every way – we are funded by the community, they should expect nothing less.

Information & Support

Our Information and Support Centre team provides guidance, information and support, and connects you to relevant support services. This free and confidential service is available Monday to Friday 8am – 4.30pm (AEST) (excl. public holidays). Through this service, you can access our telephone-based Respiratory Care Nurse, Lung Cancer Support Nurse, Lung Cancer Social Worker, plus a range of peer support programs, exercise programs and other resources and information. Please note this service does not offer medical or treatment advice. Freecall 1800 654 301 or book an appointment by completing the form below HERE.