Population Health and Sport Division

Population Health and Sport Division is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Australians, reducing preventable mortality and morbidity and supporting sporting outcomes.

Page last updated: 07 October 2015

Population Health and Sport Division is committed to:

  • improving the health and wellbeing of Australians
  • reducing preventable mortality and morbidity caused by chronic conditions
  • supporting sport in Australia from grassroots to elite levels
We do this through:

  • evidence based promotion of healthy lifestyles, including good nutrition and regular exercise
  • early detection of cancer and other lifestyle limiting conditions
  • increasing participation in physical and recreational activities to promote physical and mental health
  • staging world class major sporting events and protecting the integrity of sport
  • providing leadership and coordinating a range of national programmes and initiatives designed to address the complex nature of population health problems
This will increase Australians’ healthy life expectancy and improve their capacity to participate in society.
Population Health and Sport Division comprises the following Branches:

  • Cancer and Palliative Care Branch
  • Drug Strategy Branch
  • Preventive Health Policy Branch
  • Tobacco Control Branch
  • Office for Sport