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

About the department

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Information about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Australia is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. 

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Bushfire information

Bushfire information and support

Australia's bushfires are affecting our health in many ways. Learn more about smoke and air quality, how you can access the medical help you need, and what the Australian Government is doing to support your health during these devastating times.

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In our portfolio

Our portfolio - Ageing and aged care

Ageing and aged care

We provide information on aged care services to older people, carers, service providers, assessors and other health professionals.

Our portfolio - Sport

Sport

We encourage all Australians to become healthier through exercise by supporting community sport through to elite competition.