About the Foundation
Lung Foundation Australia is a national organisation which was originally established as The Australian Lung Foundation in 1990 to provide support to patients and carers burdened by lung disease and to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia. Our work also focuses on bringing together Key Opinion Leaders in respiratory medicine; and generating awareness about the importance of positive lung health within the community.
Lung Foundation Australia has recently introduced a number of key strategic changes. On 1 January 2013, our name was changed from The Australian Lung Foundation to Lung Foundation Australia; along with a refreshed logo and new website.
The National Secretariat office relocated to Level 2, 11 Finchley Street, Milton QLD 4064 in late December 2012.
Our new postal address is PO Box 1949, Milton, QLD 4064.
All of our phone numbers remain the same; the fax number has changed to (07) 3368 3564.
We have also refreshed our logo to reflect the new name. The original logo was created in 1990 by the late Professor Geoffrey McLennan the inaugural Chairman for the Lung Foundation National Council. The idea of leaves on the Lung Foundation came about when Prof. McLennan made a connection between the laurel trees in his backyard and lungs. Apart from the lung like shape he noted that leaves to a tree are like lungs to a human. Both are involved in the exchange of gases with the outside environment and play an important part in plants’ and humans’ survival. As a final touch it was decided to invert the leaves to signify the Lung Foundation’s determination to fight lung disease.