Australian Government Department of Health

Our vision is to achieve better health and active ageing for all Australians,

Australian Government Department of HealthFirst established in 1921, the Australian Government Department of Health is responsible for a variety of Health-related matters including:

  • Services for older people, including their carers
  • Policy for and promotion of active ageing, other than income security and employment policy
  • Public health, including health protection, and medical research
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Primary health care
  • Hospitals funding and policy, including relationships and linkages within the continuum of health care
  • Implementation of the National Health and Hospitals Network
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health programs and policies
  • Health and ageing research
  • Pharmaceutical benefits
  • Health benefits schemes
  • Hearing services policy and funding
  • Specific health services, including human quarantine
  • National drug strategy
  • Regulation of therapeutic goods
  • Notification and assessment of industrial chemicals
  • Gene technology regulation
  • Medical indemnity insurance issues
  • Private health insurance
  • Blood and organ policy and funding
  • Health workforce capacity
  • Mental health policy and primary mental health care

Upcoming Events

Feb 09, 2020 - Feb 13, 2020 ICONN 2020
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland
Feb 13, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2020
Moscone West Building, San Francisco, USA
Mar 07, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 USANZ 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Mar 20, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020 EAU Congress 2020
RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mar 25, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 World Science Festival Brisbane