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.

National Men’s Health Strategy 2020–2030 

Many men don’t feel comfortable talking about their health.  

That’s why we’re working to give men information and tools to look after their health.  

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

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Scope of Practice Review

Public consultation on how health professionals can work more effectively in primary care is open until 16 October 2023.

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.

Protect yourself against influenza

Influenza can be serious. The best way to protect against influenza is to get vaccinated each year. For some people the vaccine is free.

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.

Budget 2023–⁠24

Find fact sheets, media releases and other health, aged care and sport programs and measures from the Budget 2023–24.

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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