Allied health care

Allied health care represents the second-largest clinical workforce in Australia, after nursing and midwifery. Find out about allied health professions, how allied health services work in Australia, and how we support this key sector of our health workforce.

About allied health care

Learn more about what allied health care is, where you can access it and how much it costs.

Who can provide allied health care

Find out about regulation of allied health in your state or territory.

How it helps

Examples of how allied health professionals help people manage their medical conditions.

What we're doing about allied health

How we support allied health professionals and patients who need their services.

We run webinars on COVID-19 issues to keep the allied health sector updated on this rapidly changing situation.

Did you know?


is the approximate number of allied health professionals in Australia

Second largest

clinical workforce after nursing and midwifery

200 million

is the number of Medicare Benefits Schedule services the allied health workforce delivers each year

Allied Health Industry Reference Group (AHIRG)

Hear how the Allied health Industry Reference Group are helping the allied health sector. 

View the committee page

Allied Health Industry Reference Group Meeting – Summary of outcomes

Allied Health Industry Reference Group – Summary of outcomes – 5 September 2023

Read the Allied Health Industry Reference Group meeting minute

The Allied Health Industry Reference Group(AHIRG) held its seventh meeting on 26 June 2023.

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Latest news

Your Aged Care Update issue #44, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #44: Draft Aged Care data and digital strategy consultation closing soon, webinar: publishing provider reporting for stakeholders and the community and more.

Your Aged Care Update issue #43 – 7 November 2023

Your Aged Care Update #43: Results of the consultation on the draft aged care funding principles, the release of the draft Aged Care Data and Digital Strategy for public consultation, preparing for the bushfire season and more.

Your Aged Care Update issue #42, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #42: Star Ratings provider preview temporarily paused, New COVID-19 supplement support and more.

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