Hospital care

Hospital care in Australia is among the best in the world. Discover how we fund hospitals, how a facility becomes a hospital and the kinds of data we collect to inform policy and make sure funding is fair and equitable.

Learn about hospital care

Learn about hospital care in Australia, including the types of hospitals and how they're funded.

HCP data

Find out about Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) data. Both public and private hospitals provide this information.

PHDB data

Learn about Private Hospital Data Bureau (PHDB) data. Only private hospitals provide this information.

List of declared hospitals

Hospitals must be officially declared by the Minister for Health and Aged Care. See the current list of declared hospitals.

Latest resources

Latest resources

List of declared hospitals

The Minister for Health and Aged Care must declare a facility to be a hospital under section 121–5(6) of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007. View the current list of declared hospitals.

HCP annual report – 2021–2022 – Preliminary

This preliminary annual report of Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) data outlines health statistics received from private health insurers detailing information relating to patient, medical and financial data for the 2021–2022 financial year.

PHDB annual report – 2021–2022 – Preliminary

This preliminary annual report of Private Hospital Data Bureau (PHDB) data outlines health statistics received from private hospitals detailing information relating to patient data for the 2021–2022 financial year.

Roadmap Implementation Governance Group (RIGG) – Meeting Summary 1 August 2022

This document summarises the discussion and outcomes of the third Roadmap Implementation Governance Group (RIGG) meeting held on 1 August 2022.

Did you know?

We have over 1300

hospitals in Australia, both public and private

About 32,400

hospitalisations per day happen in Australia

Around 24,100

people presented for care at public hospital emergency departments

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Australia's hospitals at a glance