Department of Health and Aged Care

Better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations.


Aged care services

Find out about the services we fund, how to access them, and what you need to do as a service provider to deliver our aged care programs.

COVID-19 vaccines

Learn how to book a vaccine, why vaccination is important and the latest advice.

Shingles vaccine

If you're eligible, you can get the shingles vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program.

Australian Immunisation Handbook

The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.

About mental health

Mental health can affect anyone at any stage of life. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in Australia. 

Get help now

Childhood immunisation

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

Find out more about childhood immunisation 

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Cheaper medicines

There are more Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines available for 60-day prescriptions. 

Vaping exposes you to toxic chemicals

Vaping when you’re young risks your future health.

Medicare 40 years

For 4 decades, Medicare has guaranteed all Australians have access to a wide range of health and hospital services at low or no cost.

Medical Costs Finder

Helping you find medical specialists, fees and costs for your private health procedure. 

Make STI testing your Beforeplay

Find out information about testing and prevention of STIs.

Shield yourself from shingles

Yarn with your health professional about the shingles vaccine that’s free for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over.

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics

You can walk into any Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (Medicare UCC) in Australia for bulk billed urgent care. Find your nearest Medicare Urgent Care Clinic.

Palliative care

Education and training resources for aged and primary care staff.