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.

Budget 2023–⁠24

The 2023–24 Federal Budget was released on 9 May 2023.

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

View the Budget resources

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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

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

Influenza vaccination for children under 5

The influenza vaccine is safe, effective and free for children aged 6 months to under 5 years.

Cosmetic surgery

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

Health Star Ratings

Use the Health Star Rating system to make healthier choices when purchasing fresh and packaged foods.

Hearing health

Learn more about how to look after your hearing health.

Wage rise for aged care workers

A 15% increase to award wages will commence from 30 June 2023.

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