Department of Health and Aged Care

Information for the general public and the health and aged care workforce about the Australian Government's health policies, programs and regulations.

We are Health and Aged Care

Helping keep Australians healthy and safe.


November marks the annual international Movember campaign for men's health. In Australia suicide is the leading cause of premature death for men. Our Head to Health website can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.

Head to Health

Booster doses

Learn about booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 trend reporting

See updates on national COVID-19 weekly trends.

2022–⁠23 October Budget

Find out about the health, aged care and sport programs and measures included in the 2022-23 October Budget.

Aged Care Quality Standards consultation open

Improving standards to ensure older Australians are treated with dignity.

Our Corporate Plan 2022–23

Our corporate plan outlines how we will deliver the health system for all Australians throughout 2022–23.

See the plan