Embracing Tomorrow

What is cystic fibrosis?


Cystic fibrosis is the most common, life-limiting genetic condition affecting Australians. Cystic fibrosis causes an abnormal build-up of thick and sticky mucus in the lungs, airways and digestive system. From birth, a person with cystic fibrosis undergoes constant
medical treatments and physiotherapy.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-long and complex disease. There is no cure.

Did you know?

1 in 25 Australians carry the recessive cystic fibrosis gene.



Who are we?

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is the peak community not for profit charity working with and for the increasing number of people living with cystic fibrosis who attend a Queensland Health clinic for treatment.

What do we do?

Founded in 1960, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland provides support, services, and hope to those fighting cystic fibrosis. We advocate for the entire cystic fibrosis community, raise funds for research and for our membership programs, and seek to raise much needed awareness of this debilitating condition.

We all look forward to the day when we will live Lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis. View our strategic plan.

What can you do?

Join the fight to breathe and help us make short lives big.

Together, we can bring hope to those fighting cystic fibrosis.

Did you know?


People living with cystic fibrosis take up to 80 tablets a day –
that’s the equivalent of one bathtub a year of medication.