Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Wagga Wagga and district is prone to spring-time thunderstorm-triggered asthma associated with elevated levels of airborne grass-pollens in conjunction with pending thunderstorm activity. During these conditions modifying daily activity patterns (such as staying indoors and reducing physical activity) may significantly decrease the likelihood of an asthma event. It is also important to ensure that appropriate preventer medications are taken as prescribed and in particular, that reliever medication is immediately available at all times.

To help alert asthmatics and health professionals when there is an increased risk of thunderstorm-triggered asthma, the Faculty of Science at Charles Sturt University and the Wagga Asthma and COPD Collaborative of Health Professionals have established an automated notification system where you can register to be notified by SMS and/or email on days with the appropriate high-risk conditions. These alerts typically only occur on a handful of days in Spring each year.

To receive notifications, you will need to register by following the instructions below.

Your contact details will not be used to distribute any advertising or spam messages.


To Register:

  • Text/SMS the word Asthma to 0417 115 876 to receive SMS alerts
  • Email the word Asthma (in the subject line or email body) to to receive email alerts

To Unsubscribe:

  • Text/SMS the word Unsubscribe to 0417 115 876 to stop receiving SMS alerts
  • Email the word Unsubscribe (in the subject line or email body) to to stop receiving email alerts


If you have any queries regarding asthma or the alert system, please contact in the first instance. Alternatively, you can also contact:

Dr Bruce Graham
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences
Charles Sturt University
Ph 0411 895 074