Plunge In For Lungs is the ultimate cold-water challenge. We’re calling on Aussies to dive, jump and splash into the ocean (or pool) this May for Lung Health Awareness Month and help raise critical funds to help improve lung health in Australia and protect future generations from lung disease.

Whether that's a commitment to swimming 1km per day, as many hours or 100 laps in May, or plunging your body into an ice bath, we're encouraging all Aussies to set a personal goal unique to them. 

$31,659 raised

$100,000 Goal

$31,659 raised

$100,000 Goal

The UN calls the ocean the ‘lungs of the world.’ It also produces much of the oxygen in which we breathe. This Lung Health Awareness Month (May 2024) we want you to harness the collective power of the ocean, and its unique connection to healthy lungs, to remind yourself, loved ones, family, and friends how important it is to protect your lungs.  

Plunge In!

Start your own fundraiser

We’re encouraging all Aussies to get behind the cause. Simply;

  • Register to fundraise and take part in the cold-water challenge
  • Set your own goal – both monetarily and physical
  • Spread the word on social and among your family and friends
  • Plunge in!

Cant make it to a swim but still want to fundraise? You can still register to show your support for Lung Health Awareness Month. Get creative and plunge your tea for a Workplace Morning Tea, or even plunge yourself with a bucket of water! 

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Raise $100 with your fundraising page to receive your free Lung Foundation Australia sports towel! Each registrant who raises over $100 will receive the merch item posted to them. Take it to your next swim and tag us on social media @lungfoundation #lunghealthawarenessmonth #plungeinforlungs

If you don’t have the time to take the challenge or fundraise, you can donate to the campaign to help fund life changing preventative resources to help protect all Australian lungs. Donate to a fundraiser or directly to Lung Fondation Australia below.

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How you’re making an impact

Our mission to keep Australia’s lungs healthy focuses on prevention, providing information and creating tools and resources.

All funds raised via Plunge In For Lungs will support us in this mission. This year our goal is to raise $100,000 to ensure we can reach as many people as possible in our effort to keep Australia’s lungs healthy.  

All funds raised will:

  • Help educate young people on the risks of e-cigarettes/vaping and drive policy change to protect future generations.
  • Inform and protect workers from the dangers of silica dust.
  • Support people living with long COVID.
  • Help drive policy change to reduce air pollution.


Challenge yourself and take a cold water dip this May to improve and protect lung health in Australia. 

We are here to help!

If you’re not sure where to start, our team is here to help. No matter what you choose, we have a range of resources and items to help you out. If you have any questions, need support or would like to brainstorm feel free to give us a call on 1800 654 301 (option 1) or email us at

Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity and leading peak body 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. Learn more about our work.