Australia’s health system is world class, supporting universal and affordable access to high quality medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, while helping people to stay healthy through health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Page last updated: 31 August 2016

The Department of Health has a diverse set of responsibilities, but throughout there is a common purpose, which is reflected in our Vision statement:
Better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations.

We aim to achieve our Vision through strengthening evidence-based policy advice, improving program management, research, regulation and partnerships with other government agencies, consumers and stakeholders.

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