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?

200,000

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. 

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Allied Health Industry Reference Group – Summary of outcomes – 14 March 2023

The Allied Health Industry Reference Group (AHIRG) held its fifth meeting on 14 March 2023.

Read the Allied Health Industry Reference Group meeting minute

The Allied Health Industry Reference Group (AHIRG) held its fourth meeting on 13 December 2022.

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Latest news

Chief Allied Health Officer Newsletter Issue 4 – December 2022

In this issue: message from Dr Anne-marie Boxall, updates on strengthening Medicare Taskforce engagement with Allied Health Sector, Online Aged Care Training Material and Health Roundtable news held in Hobart in November 2022.

Your Aged Care update Issue 18, 2022

Your Aged Care Update #18: Celebrating 30 years of Community Visitors Scheme, financial reporting information, and more.

Latest resources

Latest resources

Intellectual Disability Health Education and Training Expert Advisory Group – Meeting summary – 30 March 2023

This document summarises the discussion and outcomes of the sixth meeting of the Intellectual Disability Health Education and Training Expert Advisory Group (EAG), held on 30 March 2023

Allied Health Industry Reference Group – Summary of outcomes – 14 March 2023

This publication provides key information from the fifth meeting of the Allied Health Industry Reference Group. This includes major topics that were covered, points of discussion, and actions that the Department has agreed to.
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National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health – information session

Find out about the planned grant funding process for the National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health.

Scoping and gap analysis of undergraduate resources in intellectual disability health – Final report

This scoping and gap analysis contributes to the broader implementation of the Curriculum Development project. The final report provides a situational analysis of current pre-registration education modules, resources, and curricula content in intellectual disability health in Australia.