National Dementia Action Plan – Public consultation

Closed 31 Jan 2023

Opened 18 Nov 2022

Overview

We are seeking feedback to inform a National Dementia Action Plan.

The National Dementia Action Plan is a joint initiative between the Australian Government and state and territory governments. It is a 10 year plan to put people living with dementia, their families, and carers at the centre of all action on dementia.

The National Dementia Action Plan will provide a vision where Australians understand dementia – people living with dementia and their carers have the best quality of life possible and no one walks the dementia journey alone.

It will mean better coordinated approaches to dementia risk reduction, early diagnosis and improvements in services for people living with dementia and their carers.

Have your say

We invite you to have your say on the consultation paper by:

  • Complete an online survey (approx 15 minutes)
  • Email us at dementiaplan@health.gov.au
  • Post your feedback to National Dementia Action Plan, MDP 765, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601
  • Call 1800 565 789 to provide feedback over the phone, or request a hard copy of the paper and/or survey

Help us spread the word

We have created a number of resources that you can use to help us spread the word about the public consultation to inform the National Dementia Action Plan. Content includes editorial content, social media posts, image tiles, videos, printed materials, and translated resources.

View the stakeholder toolkit

Why your views matter

We want to ensure that the voices of people with lived experience of dementia and those involved in their care are reflected in Australia’s priorities for action on dementia, including: 

  • people living with dementia 
  • their carers, families and friends 
  • people who work in primary care, health, acute or aged care 
  • researchers and academics. 

What happens next

Your feedback will shape the final National Dementia Action Plan, which will be finalised in 2023.

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Hospitals
  • Health technology
  • Medicare
  • Legislation
  • Rural health services
  • Women's health
  • Dementia
  • Home Care
  • Aged Care
  • Residential Aged Care
  • Short-Term Restorative Care
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Chronic disease
  • Mental health
  • Hearing
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Preventative health
  • Information Technology
  • Strategic Policy
  • Policy Development