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.

Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.

Endometriosis affects 1 in 9 women, girls, and those assigned female at birth.

Learn more about endometriosis


Learn about long COVID and where you can get help for your ongoing symptoms.

Booster doses

Learn about booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines.

Cheaper maximum cost for prescriptions

Medicines are now cheaper for millions of Australians. The maximum cost of general co-payments for PBS prescriptions has reduced from $42.50 to $30. 

National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program expansion

New quality indicators for residential aged care will be in place from 1 April 2023.

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