We look after people with respiratory problems who are either requiring a lung transplant, or who have had a lung transplant.
What we do
Our team is multi-disciplinary and we specialise in the medical, social and psycho-social issues that people with severe lung disease encounter.
Who we care for
If there are no other suitable treatment options, you may be suitable for a lung transplant.
Before you are able to access this service, your GP needs to refer you to a respiratory doctor.
If the respiratory doctor feels that your condition warrants a lung transplant review, they will refer you directly to the Lung Transplant Service.
We care for people throughout Victoria as we are a state-wide service. We also offer transplantation to patients from South Australia and Tasmania, who have severe lung disease.
How to access this service
Accessing this service
Your specialist at The Alfred or other treating hospital must make the referral to our service. We will contact you with an appointment time.
What to bring
Lung transplant what to bring
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- Medicare card
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
ResourcesAll patient resources
Heart and Lung Transplant Trust (Victoria)
A not-for-profit association whose membership consists of heart and lung transplant patients, recipients, their carers and families
The Lungitude Foundation aims to improve survival rates and outcomes for lung transplant recipients & their carers.
The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand
TSANZ aims to promote research, best clinical practice and advocacy to improve outcomes and increase access to organ transplantation in Australia and New Zealand.
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
A society that includes basic science, the failing heart and advanced lung disease
Australian Lung Foundation