To support the great work already being done by Aboriginal Health Services and organisations, WA have introduced the Maxi Vaxi bus, a vaccination bus that will travel to the Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest and Goldfields regions during March and April 2022 to offer additional vaccination clinics.
An opinion piece from Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, Dr Ruth Vine on floods and testing the resilience and mental strength of Australians.
The Australian Government has announced investments in the Medical Research Future Fund and a new plan for biotechnology in Australia in the 2022-23 Budget.
COVID-19 vaccination information kiosks are now open in shopping centres and events in (Vic, NSW, Qld, SA and NT) to help you book a vaccination appointment.
We have published the final report of Electrocardiogram (ECG) Review Committee. The committee reviewed Medicare Schedule Benefits (MBS) plain ECG items, which were introduced on 1 August 2020 following recommendations from the MBS Review Taskforce.
A new website has been launched for the National Gene Technology Scheme – a collaboration between all Australian governments. Learn more about the new website.
The Easy Vaccine Access (EVA) service provides Australians with an easy way to book their COVID-19 vaccination. Text ‘Hey EVA’ to 0481 611 382 to receive a call back from a trained call agent and arrange a time for your appointment.
Read the transcript of Lieutenant General John Frewen's interview with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon on Channel 9's Today show on 28 March 2022.
Read our policy for Department of Health staff who participate in activities funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS) encourages and assists entry-level Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students to complete their studies and join the health workforce.
The Australian Government has launched the latest phase of the COVID-19 campaign to encourage eligible Australians to stay up to date with their vaccination status by booking a COVID-19 booster.
The Australian Government has announced that from 18 April 2022, a number of changes to Australia’s international border arrangements will take effect.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages can get their free 715 health check at Aboriginal Medical Services and bulk-billing clinics. This health check helps identify whether someone is at risk of illnesses or chronic conditions.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has made recommendations on a winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine
The Australian Government announced a record $503 billion investment in our universal health system in the 2021–22 Budget. We’ve updated our Health Funding Facts tool to use the latest figures. Find out more about our key investment areas.