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.

Allied Health Industry Reference Group (AHIRG)

Find out how the Allied Health Industry Reference Group are helping the allied health sector:

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

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



Allied Health Industry Reference Group – Summary of outcomes – 5 March 2024

This publication provides key information from the tenth meeting of the Allied Health Industry Reference Group, which was open to all allied health professional associations. The publication includes major topics that were covered, points of discussion, and actions that the Department has agreed to.