New name for Department
The Department of Health is now called the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. The change of name reflects the importance of aged care to the Australian community and the high priority the Government places on aged care reform.
On 1 June 2022, the Governor-General made an Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) to reflect the new government priorities for the department.
This included a change of name from the Department of Health to the Department of Health and Aged Care.
The change reflects the importance of aged care to the community, and the department’s focus on aged care reform.
The department name change came into effect on 1 July 2022.
There will be no change to email addresses or the department’s website address.