Date published: 
27 November 2018
Media type: 
Media release
General public

The Liberal National Government will provide the nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies with $23.5 million over three years to help build a healthier Australia.

Organisations such as the Australian College of Nursing, the Consumers Health Forum, Lifeline and the Rural Doctors Association will receive funding through the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme so they can continue to contribute engaged, robust and constructive participation.

Established in 2016, the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme supports a wide range of organisations, and a total of 23 organisations have been provided funding over three years.

This will enable the organisations to play their part in informing the Government’s health agenda through impartial advice, thus contributing to improved health outcomes for Australians.

This can include consulting and sharing information with their members, the wider health sector, the community and the Government, providing sector knowledge and expertise and providing education and training to health practitioners to improve the quality of health services.

These organisations are integral to building a better health care system for the nation.

Their voices are important – and those voices wouldn’t be heard without the funding the Government provides under this program.

Several of these organisations also receive funding to deliver specific health programs under different funding streams. This funding is in addition to the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme.

A list of organisations and the funding amount they received.

Organisation Name

Total funding

Australian College of Nursing


Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations


Consumers Health Forum of Australia


Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia


Allied Health Professions Australia


Asthma Australia


Australian Association of Practice Managers


Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association


Continence Foundation of Australia


Haemophilia Foundation Australia


Heart Support-Australia


Hepatitis Australia


Lifeline Australia


Macular Disease Foundation Australia


Metabolic Dietary Disorders Association


Mental Health Australia


National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS


National Rural Health Alliance


Palliative Care Australia


Public Health Association of Australia


Rural Doctors Association of Australia


The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia


Vision 2020 The Right to Sight Australia


Total HPAB funding