Our work

We're working on a range of policy initiatives, programs and campaigns to help improve your health and the health of all Australians.

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  • Approved Medical Deputising Services (AMDS) program

    The Approved Medical Deputising Services (AMDS) program enables non-vocationally recognised doctors to access Medicare benefits for providing after-hours services on behalf of other doctors. This helps them get general practice experience, while ensuring people can access health care after hours.
  • Approved Private Emergency Department (APED) Program

    Through the APED Program, advanced specialist trainees doing their emergency medicine training can work under supervision in a private hospital for 12 months and access relevant Medicare items. This helps increase the number of emergency medicine specialists in Australia.
  • Australian Brain Cancer Mission

    The Australian Brain Cancer Mission is investing $136.66 million to support research into brain cancer. It aims to double the survival rates and improve the quality of life of patients with brain cancer.
  • Australian Centre for Disease Control

    We are establishing an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC) to improve our response to public health emergencies. Learn more about the Australian CDC.
  • Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program

    The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program trains medical registrars in general practice. Registrars who achieve their fellowship under the program can work as GPs anywhere in Australia. Find out about the program, who is eligible and how to apply.
  • Australian Immunisation Register linked to the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project

    We are linking data in the Australian Immunisation Register with other Australian Government datasets as part of the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project. This combined data can help answer important policy and research questions on immunisation in Australia. Learn more about this project.
  • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

    We provide core funding for the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. It provides the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.
  • Australian National Aged Care Classification funding model

    The Australian Government provides subsidies to approved residential aged care providers through the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model.
  • Australian Nurse–Family Partnership Program

    The Australian Nurse–Family Partnership Program supports women who are pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby to help them become the best mum possible. Nurses make home visits to provide guidance during early pregnancy, the baby's infancy and into toddlerhood.
  • Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarships

    We contribute funding to these scholarships that help students with their day-to-day expenses and provide mentoring support while they undertake a course in health-related professions.
  • Australian Rotary Health Rural Medical Scholarships

    We contribute funding to these scholarships, which support medical students to complete a year at a Rural Clinical School. The aim is to encourage students to practice medicine in rural Australia.
  • Australian Rotary Health Rural Nursing Scholarships

    We contribute funding for these scholarships, which support nursing students to complete their major clinical placement and graduating year in a rural or remote area. The aim is to encourage students to pursue a nursing career in rural Australia.
  • Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program

    The Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program provides support to Australian thalidomide survivors. Find out about the program, including who is eligible and what support is available.
  • Authorised Prescribers Scheme

    The Authorised Prescriber Scheme allows authorised medical practitioners to prescribe medicines, medical devices or biologicals that are not included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods to a class of patients with a particular medical condition.
  • Be You

    Be You provides educators in early learning services and schools with information, advice and support. This helps them teach children and young people skills for good social and emotional development, work together with families, recognise mental ill-health and refer them to appropriate support.
  • Better Access Evaluation

    The Better Access initiative was evaluated and the final report received in December 2022. The evaluation considered if Better Access improves outcomes and increases access to mental health care. It also considered how we can improve Better Access.
  • Better Access initiative

    The Better Access initiative gives Medicare rebates to help people access mental health professionals and care, regardless of where they live. Find out how the initiative works, who is eligible and how you can access supports.
  • Biomedical Translation Bridge initiative

    The Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) is now part of the Medical Research Commercialisation initiative under the MRFF 10-year Investment Plan.
  • BioMedTech Horizons initiative

    BioMedTech Horizons is now part of the Medical Research Commercialisation initiative under the MRFF 10-year Investment Plan.
  • Bonded Medical Places Scheme

    The Bonded Medical Places Scheme has closed to new applicants. Existing participants can either continue with this scheme or opt in to the more flexible Bonded Medical Program.
  • Bonded Medical Program

    The Bonded Medical Program helps address the shortage of medical professionals in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. It provides a Commonwealth Supported Place in a medical course in exchange for participants working in those areas after they graduate.
  • Boosting Preventive Health Research initiative

    This initiative invested $10 million in research to help promote good health practice, prevent disease and keep people out of hospital.
  • Breastscreen Australia campaign

    The invitation to free breast screening now covers women up to 74.
    Everything you need to know about why you should take up our invitation is right here.
  • BreastScreen Australia Program

    BreastScreen Australia is a joint initiative of the Australian and state and territory governments and aims to reduce illness and death from breast cancer by detecting the disease early. Women over 40 can have a free mammogram every 2 years and we actively invite women aged 50 to 74 to screen.
  • Business Advisory Service

    Residential and home care service providers can apply for free, independent, confidential advice to help review operations and gain advice on business management and financial strategies.