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Best Practice Resources funded by the
Australian Government Department of Health



Information to help students manage their allergies

About the Best practice guidelines

Best practice guidelines for anaphylaxis prevention and management in Schools

While these Best practice guidelines have been developed for schools, it may be useful for students to understand what schools and should be putting in place to be Allergy Aware.

These Best practice guidelines aim to provide guidance and support to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis in schools while supporting students to participate in the full range of school activities, including camps.


Allergy 250K website

A website developed for teens (and young adults) living with allergies

How allergies work

An animation which explains how allergies develop

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia Signs and symptoms of allergies

An animation which shows the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction including anaphylaxis

How to position a person having anaphylaxis animation

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia How to give Anapen® animation

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia How to give EpiPen® animation

Order an adrenaline injector trainer

ASCIA Action Plans

ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis poster

Food allergy education website

Food allergy videos and animations

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia resources

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia website

Food allergen cards

Chef cards

A “chef card” outlines the foods you must avoid to hand to wait staff and chefs

Translated patient information

Food Allergy Week

ASCIA resources

ASCIA website

ASCIA anaphylaxis resources

ASCIA patient information

Content updated November 2023