About the Alpha-1 Association

The Alpha-1 Association of Australia (AAA), was established on 15 June 2005. It is non-profit Health Promotion Charity endorsed as such by the Australian Taxation Office.

The AAA was established following recognition of the absence of a central body of information and contacts for those affected by and working with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). Alpha-1 is a genetically inherited medical condition which can affect the liver and lungs. The AAA has produced a booklet which contains more detail about the condition. See our Links section also.

An online discussion forum has been established since 9 May 2002. The group is open to Australian or New Zealand residents who are affected by or have an interest in Alpha-1.


 The AAA has produced an information booklet which contains more detail about A1AD, and a poster for raising awareness. You can access the booklet and poster by clicking on the images below. The poster may be printed locally in A3 or A4 size. Please encourage your family doctor or respiratory physician to put a poster on display in the surgery or patient waiting area! For more information about A1AD, see our Links section.