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  • Draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Genomics Health Guiding Principles and Summary

    The Department of Health is seeking input and feedback on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Genomics Health Guiding Principles (the Guiding Principles) and the associated Guiding Principles Summary Document. The Guiding Principles have been developed by the Aboriginal... More
    Opened 29 September 2021
  • 2021 CHSP Specialised Support Services (SSS) Survey

    The Department of Health would like to ensure SSS is still achieving the best outcomes for clients and carers, and to align these vital services to the new Support at Home Program, due to begin 1 July 2023. To align SSS with future reforms, some reporting changes are also... More
    Opened 26 October 2021
  • Remote Aged Care Infrastructure Review

    The Department of Health is administering a Remote Aged Care Infrastructure Review for residential and home care providers with a central building where onsite services are delivered to aged care clients. The intention of the review is to identify current infrastructure to improve service... More
    Opened 16 September 2021
  • 2021 Survey for CHSP ACH Providers

    New face-to-face supports to assist people to navigate and access aged care were announced in the 2021-22 Budget under the Connecting senior Australians to aged care services measure. These will complement the existing My Aged Care website and phone line and will include a My Aged Care... More
    Opened 20 October 2021
  • Consultation Draft - Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan

    Future focused primary health care: Australia’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan 2022-2032 Consultation Draft - Survey The Consultation Draft of the Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan (the plan) draws on input from consultations with individuals and... More
    Opened 13 October 2021
  • MRFF Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and Priorities consultation

    The Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy (Strategy) is determined by the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB). The current Strategy covers the period 2016-2021, with the next Strategy (2021-2026) to be registered before 8 November 2021. The Medical Research... More
    Closed 11 October 2021
  • Review of the National Medicines Policy

    Published in 2000, Australia’s National Medicines Policy (NMP) aims to deliver positive health outcomes for all Australians through their access to and appropriate use of medicines. It is a well-established and universally endorsed framework based on partnerships between consumers and all... More
    Closed 8 October 2021
  • The draft National Strategy for Radiation Safety

    Background Australia has a long history of successfully managing the use of radiation technologies. There are well established safety standards in Australia to protect the community and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation. A... More
    Opened 7 October 2021
  • Proposed changes to the recommended use of BCG vaccines to prevent tuberculosis

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to recommended use of BCG vaccines to prevent tuberculosis for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National... More
    Opened 6 October 2021
  • Public Consultation for the Post-market Review of Opiate Dependence Treatment Program Medicines

    There are currently three medicines available for the treatment of opioid dependence under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Opiate Dependence Treatment Program (ODTP). These medicines are buprenorphine (tablets and modified release injections), buprenorphine with naloxone (films) and... More
    Closed 1 October 2021
  • Improving choice in residential aged care

    The Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety outlines a plan to improve choice in residential aged care. A new residential aged care system is being designed to assign places directly to senior Australians. This change marks the end of... More
    Opened 29 September 2021
  • Prostheses List Reforms_Consultation Paper 1: Prostheses List _ Purpose, Definitions and Scope

    The Department of Health invites submissions in relation to proposed improvements to the Private Health Insurance (PHI) Prostheses List (PL). Consultation paper 1 concerns to the purpose, definitions and scope of the Prostheses List. In the 2021-22 Federal Budget, the Australian... More
    Closed 24 September 2021
  • Draft National Obesity Prevention Strategy

    Obesity is a complex condition affecting our whole community. A range of social, environmental, and economic factors contribute to obesity and impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. If the current trend continues, more than 18 million Australians (two-thirds of our projected... More
    Opened 23 September 2021
  • Review of general practice accreditation arrangements

    The Department of Health has commissioned an independent review of general practice accreditation arrangements. The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholder feedback on the strengths and limitations of general practice accreditation and its intersection with educational... More
    Closed 8 September 2021
  • RAT Test Results Form

    Aged Care Rapid Antigen Testing Results More
    Opened 27 August 2021
  • Aged Care Rapid Antigen Testing Nominations

    Rapid Antigen Testing Order Form More
    Opened 25 August 2021
  • Evaluation of the Aged Care Quality Standards Focus Group Registration

    On 1 March 2021 the Government announced that it would review and enhance the Aged Care Quality Standards in response to a recommendation made by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. To inform this review, the department has engaged KPMG to undertake an evaluation of the... More
    Closed 13 August 2021
  • Serious Incident Response Scheme for in-home aged care services

    The Serious Incident Response Scheme for residential aged care commenced on 1 April 2021. The SIRS sets new arrangements for residential aged care providers, including flexible care in a residential setting, to manage and take reasonable steps to prevent incidents, with a focus on the safety,... More
    Closed 9 August 2021
  • Healthy Food Partnership Voluntary Industry Best Practice Guide for Serving Sizes - Public Consultation

    Healthy Food Partnership Portion sizes of many foods are increasing in Australia (1). In late 2015, the Australian Government established the Healthy Food Partnership (HFP) with the aim of improving the dietary habits of Australians by making healthier food choices easier and more... More
    Closed 4 August 2021
  • CHSP 2022-23 Extension Readiness Survey

    On 11 May 2021, the Australian Government announced changes to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) to help position the aged care sector as it moves towards a new support at home program commencing in July 2023. The new program will replace the CHSP, Home Care Packages, Short-Term... More
    Closed 2 August 2021
  • Potential new National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (nKPIs)

    The National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (nKPIs) collects information from organisations that are funded under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme to provide primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait... More
    Closed 29 July 2021
  • Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy (EFC) review

    The Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy (EFC) Program provides funding for chemotherapy medicines used for the treatment of cancer that are administered through infusion or injection at public or private hospitals. Not all chemotherapy medicines are provided through the EFC Program, but may be... More
    Closed 2 July 2021
  • Draft Terms of Reference for the Post-market Review of Opiate Dependence Treatment Program Medicines

    There are currently three medicines available for the treatment of opioid dependence under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Opiate Dependence Treatment Program (ODTP). These medicines are buprenorphine (tablets and modified release injections), buprenorphine with naloxone... More
    Closed 30 June 2021
  • Request for Revalidated Service

    This form is to be completed if you wish to complete a request for a Revalidated Service for a client with the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your request. More
    Opened 30 June 2021
  • Safeguarding the Integrity of Australian Sport - Government Response to the Wood Review

    The Australian Government has a clear and bold vision for sport integrity in Australia, and is committed to ensuring Australian sport is appropriately protected in the rapidly evolving sports integrity threat environment . The reforms announced as part of this package will require... More
    Closed 30 June 2021
  • Hearing Services Program Review - Draft Report

    On 14 August 2020, the Hon Mark Coulton, Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, announced a review into the Hearing Services Program. An Independent Expert Panel comprising Professor Mike Woods (Chair) and Dr Zena Burgess is conducting the Review. The... More
    Closed 24 June 2021
  • Application for Accreditation as a Service Provider

    Thank you for your interest in becoming accredited as a service provider for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your application. You may wish to download a PDF of the application form for your information before you proceed.... More
    Opened 22 June 2021
  • Application to Register as an Appointed Supplier

    Thank you for your interest in becoming registered as an Appointed Supplier for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your application. You may wish to download a PDF version of the application form before you proceed. Note that we... More
    Opened 22 June 2021
  • Application for Transfer of Accreditation

    Thank you for your interest in transferring your accreditation as a service provider for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program to another entity. Please click the link below to begin your application. You may wish to download a PDF of the application form for your... More
    Opened 22 June 2021
  • OSR and NKPI for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Data Framework

    Health services funded under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) collect and supply important Indigenous health data sets to the Department of Health as part of their funding agreements. These are the: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Key Performance... More
    Closed 14 June 2021
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