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.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

February marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 

This year's theme is: Educate. Advocate. Elevate.

Each year in Australia around 1,720 people are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Learn more about ovarian cancer

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

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. 

Subscribe to EngAged

A monthly e-newsletter for the public on aged care reforms and ageing well.

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