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.

Looking after your mental health this holiday season

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing, and knowing how to support others, has never been more important.

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

A COVIDSafe summer

Find out how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from COVID-19 this summer.

Booster doses

Learn about booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines.

Cheaper maximum cost for prescriptions

From 1 January 2023 medicines will be cheaper for millions of Australians. The maximum cost of general co-payments for PBS prescriptions will reduce from $42.50 to $30. 

National Dementia Action Plan consultation open

Have your say and help us to improve dementia support and treatment.

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