The patients with the following conditions should be referred to our clinic for further investigation and treatment:

What We See

Food Allergies

  • Peanut and tree nut allergies
  • Seafood allergy: shellfish and whitefish allergies
  • Staple food allergies: wheat, soy, cow’s milk and egg allergies
  • Other food allergies: sesame, goat’s milk, grains, latex associated foods and Oral Allergy Syndrome.
  • Skin testing available for most common allergens, blood allergy tests for others.

Drug allergies

  • Review for the following medication allergies
  • 1. Antibiotic allergy
    2. Allergy to anti-inflammatory medications
    3. Anaesthetic allergies: local and general

  • Referral to a tertiary centre for more definitive testing
  • 1. Skin prick and intradermal testing for antibiotics, anaesthetic agents and other medications if appropriate.
    2. Graded challenge in a safe environment with supervision

  • Focus on de-labelling allergies and distinguishing intolerances.


  • Detailed evaluation for possible cause.
  • Provision of anaphylaxis action plan and Epipen® education.
  • Travel plans
  • Diagnosing food, medication and insect venom allergies.
  • Referral for venom immunotherapy if appropriate to a tertiary centre.

Urticaria and Angioedema

  • Investigation and treatment of acute and chronic urticaria.
  • Identifying types of angioedema including bradykinin mediated causes.
  • Management plans and regular follow up.
  • Referral for whole exome gene sequencing for hereditary angioedema where appropriate.

Allergic rhinitis

  • Evaluation of intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis.
  • Skin prick testing for seasonal and perennial allergens.
  • Thunderstorm asthma evaluation.
  • Medical treatment optimisation and counselling on regular use and appropriate technique for nasal steroids.
  • Identifying and referring for immunotherapy or desensitisation for longer term benefit

Insect venom allergy

  • Reviewing clinical history and provision of anaphylaxis action plans.
  • Investigation with blood or skin allergy tests, and identifying patients suitable for desensitisation.
  • Referral to a tertiary centre for bee, wasp or jack jumper ant venom immunotherapy.

Animal Dander Allergy

  • Clinical assessment and skin testing for common animal dander allergies.
  • Referral for desensitisation if appropriate.

Grass Pollen allergy

  • Skin testing and desensitisation

  • 1. Grass pollen injection therapy
    2. Grass pollen tablet therapy

House dustmite allergy

  • Avoidance strategies
  • Skin testing and desensitisation

  • 1. Dust mite injection therapy
    2. Dust mite tablet therapy


  • Review of clinical history and examination.
  • Assessment with lung function and provocation testing.
  • Identification of triggers and education on avoidance.
  • Inhaler technique.
  • Allergy skin testing if appropriate and desensitisation.
  • Evaluate for new biologic therapies if appropriate.

Other conditions

  • Eczema
  • Immune deficiency syndromes
  • Mastocytosis
  • Nasal Polyposis

Please Note: There have been a number of important changes to the allergy clinic.

The Werribee clinic has been closed and all patients will be transferred to the clinic in Essendon North.

The Epping Private Specialist Centre has also been closed down as of 30 November 2022. As a result, after this date, all patients will be transferred to the Essendon North Clinic. Please see details in the contact us section.

There is a new telephone number to contact us: 03 7046 6655 as of 1 December 2022. Please bear with us during this time as we make the difficult transition.

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