An asthma action plan needs to be easily understood by the person with asthma or their carer.

Many written asthma action plans are available, as different action plans suit different people. You and your doctor should choose a template that you can understand easily and that suits your circumstances.

Translated versions of our template are below, along with some other common templates.

National Asthma Council Australia Asthma Action Plan

Developed by the National Asthma Council Australia in consultation with leading respiratory clinicians. Translation to the following languages was supported by GlaxoSmithKline Australia.


* Swedish translation was developed independently in conjunction with Region Gävleborg, Sweden.

Symbicort SMART Asthma Action Plan

This asthma action plan is specifically for patients using the combination medication Symbicort (budesonide and eformoterol) maintenance and reliever therapy (SMART). Note Symbicort is not recommended for use in Australia in children under 12 years.

The Symbicort SMART Asthma Action Plan was independently developed by clinicians. Hard copies (tear-off pads) can be ordered from AstraZeneca via local representatives or by calling 1800 805 342.

Other language versions of the Symbicort SMART Asthma Action Plans are available below:

For Rapihaler only


For Turbuhaler only


Paediatric Asthma Action Plans

Designed for parents and carers of children with asthma, this text-based asthma action plan includes information on what to look for in an asthma attack and how to recognise when symptoms are getting better.


Further Information & Resources

Additional asthma action plans are available from the following: