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.

Head to Health

Whether you are looking for mental health support for yourself, someone you care about, or just trying to improve your wellbeing – Head to Health is a good place to start.

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60-day prescriptions of PBS medicines

Learn about the changes to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicine prescriptions.

BreastScreen Australia Program

Find out more about the national breast cancer screening service. Learn who it targets, why it’s important and whether it’s right for you.

National Men’s Health Strategy 2020–2030

Find out what we’re doing to improve the health of men and boys in Australia.

Time for a booster?

Adults can top up 6 months after a COVID-19 vaccination or infection.

Childhood immunisation

Childhood immunisation is a safe, free and effective way to protect your kids from serious diseases.

Cosmetic surgery

Make an informed decision about your cosmetic surgery. Start your research here.

Hearing health

Learn more about how to look after your hearing health.

Palliative care

Education and training resources for aged and primary care staff.

Our Corporate Plan 2023–24

Our corporate plan outlines how we will deliver the health system for all Australians throughout 2023–24.

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