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School and Childcare/Kinder

eat at schoolTraining:
Staff at schools and childcare should have training in the management of food allergy (including risk minimisation), recognition of an allergic reaction and emergency treatment of anaphylaxis.

Guidelines for the Management of Anaphylaxis in childcare/kinder is covered under the National Regulations and is available through the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) website (

Australia does not have national guidelines for the management of anaphylaxis in schools. However, most regions have state/territory based guidelines/policies/procedures/legislation.

Region Guidelines/policies/procedures/legislation
NSW Anaphylaxis Procedures for Schools
VIC Victorian Legislation for Schools/Children's Services
QLD Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Queensland State Schools
SA Anaphylaxis in education and children's services
WA Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines – Child Care
TAS Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Schools

Risk Minimisation

Risk minimisation strategies:

Suggestions for considerations when starting school:

Curriculum resources for schools: 

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Content updated July 2017