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  • 6 Month Check-in for New Service Providers

    Contracted Service Providers (providers) are responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (the program). The 6 Month Check-in survey has been developed to assist new providers with understanding if they are currently meeting program requirements. You are completing this survey because it has been 6 months since you became an accredited provider with the program. We thought it would be a good time to check in with you to... More
    Closes 9 March 2030
  • 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. Note that we will not accept applications that have been completed through the PDF form. All applications must be submitted through this online application form. More
    Closes 31 January 2030
  • 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 information before you proceed. Note that we will not accept applications that have been completed through the PDF form. All applications must be submitted through this online application form. More
    Closes 22 January 2030
  • 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 will not accept applications that have been completed through the PDF form. All applications must be submitted through this online application form. More
    Closes 22 January 2030
  • Application for a Non-Scheduled Device

    Thank you for your interest in submitting a Non-Scheduled Device Request. A service provider must attain prior approval if they wish to fit a device that is: Not listed on the schedule of approved devices A remote control that is over $200 Approval of a non-scheduled device is only granted for clients with exceptional circumstances such that there is no suitable device on the fully subsidised schedule. The request must include supporting... More
    Closes 1 January 2030
  • MAClearning Content and System Feedback

    Share your views with us on the training elements and MAClearning System. More
    Closes 31 December 2026
  • 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
    Closes 1 July 2026
  • Hearing Services Program - Provider Information Session Feedback

    The program provides information sessions to contracted service providers and industry groups. We welcome feedback to help improve these sessions. More
    Closes 30 June 2024
  • Public Consultation - Review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 - Impact Analysis

    In November 2019 , the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) endorsed an ambitious plan to reform the Bi-national Food Regulation System to ensure it remains strong, robust and agile into the future. A key element underpinning the reform agenda is the review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act). The FSANZ Act Review commenced in July 2020, and is a comprehensive examination of the... More
    Closes 4 April 2024
  • Survey of Persons Impacted by Incontinence

    The Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) has engaged Healthcare Management Advisors (HMA) in collaboration with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) to: ‘research incontinence in Australia and conduct an independent evaluation of Government funded continence initiatives.’ The Continence Policy and Research Project aims to help the Government set the policy direction for incontinence in Australia. It provides valuable data on the cost, demographics,... More
    Closes 26 March 2024
  • Public Consultation: Feasibility study on options to limit unhealthy food marketing to children

    Australians' diets are currently sub-optimal, with the majority of people consuming inadequate amounts of core foods and too many discretionary foods. This has negative impacts on population health, including through increased rates of overweight and obesity and a range of associated chronic diseases. Exposure to marketing for unhealthy foods and drinks can influence food choices and dietary intake. This is especially true in childhood, when children are forming food habits and... More
    Closes 15 March 2024
  • New Aged Care Act: exposure draft consultation survey

    The Department of Health and Aged Care has released an exposure draft of the new Aged Care Act (new Act) for feedback. The aim of this survey is to get your feedback on various parts of this exposure draft. It is anonymous and will take you about 10–15 minutes to complete. We want to know whether you think the new Act will: operate as we hope it does create the change you want to see in aged care. Please take the time to read some information about the... More
    Closes 8 March 2024
  • Scope of Practice Review - Issues Paper 1 Public Submissions

    This Issues Paper has been developed as part of the Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce – Scope of Practice Review (‘the Review’). This independent Review focuses on health professionals who currently provide or have the potential to provide primary care, and explores the available evidence of the benefits, risks, barriers and enablers associated with health practitioners working to their full scope of practice. Full scope of practice means the professional activities... More
    Closes 8 March 2024
  • Public consultation on 3 new staffing quality indicators

    Public consultation is now open on 3 new staffing quality indicators for the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program. Read the consultation paper , submit your feedback and get involved in co-design workshops. The new quality will increase the Quality Indicator Program for residential aged care from 11 to 14 indicators. The new indicators will focus on: enrolled nursing allied health lifestyle services. ... More
    Closes 5 March 2024
  • Consultation on a draft National Gene Drive Policy Guide

    In order to give proponents of gene drive technology greater regulatory certainty and understanding of the risk considerations, a new National Gene Drive Policy Guide (the Guide) has been developed. A copy of the Guide is attached below at the bottom of the screen and can also be found on the National Gene Technology Scheme website. Read the Guide. Consultation on the guide is now open until 3 March 2024. Please note that all responses must be provided through the... More
    Closes 3 March 2024
  • 2023 Influenza Vaccination Reporting for Aged Care Service Staff and Residents

    Reporting of residential aged care residents and aged care staff influenza vaccinations in 2023 As required under the Aged Care Act 1997, Accountability Principles, each aged care service must report the number of residential aged care residents and aged care staff who received an influenza vaccination in 2023. This important information will support future vaccination activities in 2024 and ensures adequate steps have been taken to protect residents and staff... More
    Closes 29 February 2024
  • Southcentral Foundation - Nuka System of Care

    South Central Foundation Webinar – Nuka System of Care Date/Time Thursday 30 November 2023, 9:00am-10:30 a.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time Intended audience Organisations and policymakers interested in First Nations health policies. Background South Central Foundation’s (SCF) Nuka System of Care provides medical, dental, behavioural, and traditional health care support services... More
    Closed 15 January 2024
  • Request for Revalidated Service 2023 - proposed changes - OCT 2023

    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
    Closed 10 January 2024
  • Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Regulations 2023

    Supplementary Public Consultation on the Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Regulations The Australian Government is undertaking a supplementary public consultation regarding graphic health warnings and health promotion inserts. Updates to these Regulations have been informed from public consultation on the exposure draft released on 31 May 2023 and also includes images of proposed health warnings and health promotion inserts. These Regulations will support the... More
    Closed 8 January 2024
  • Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives

    The Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives The Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) has engaged KPMG to undertake an Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives. This includes considering the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Workforce Incentive Program (WIP). This work is part of a broader effort to reform primary care funding arrangements. The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report made recommendations for reform of primary... More
    Closed 22 December 2023
  • National Nursing Workforce Strategy Stage One Consultation

    Welcome to the Consultation Hub for the National Nursing Workforce Strategy. Thank you for taking the time to share your views – we appreciate your time. A well-supported nursing workforce is critical to effectively addressing the health, aged and disability care needs of Australians. There has never been a national-level strategy developed to inform nursing policy and workforce planning. The National Nursing Workforce Strategy (Strategy) will seek to ensure the nursing... More
    Closed 20 December 2023
  • Development of a joint National Health and Medical Research Council/Medical Research Future Fund Statement on Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation in Health and Medical Research – Public Consultation

    The National Health and Medical Research Council ( NHMRC ) and the Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) (responsible for implementation of the Medical Research Future Fund, MRFF) are developing a Statement on Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation in Health and Medical Research (the Statement), reflecting a joint commitment to health equity, and acknowledging that every person in Australia has the right to be... More
    Closed 15 December 2023
  • National Sport Plan - Shaping the future direction of sport in Australia

    The Office for Sport, within the Department of Health and Aged Care, is undertaking a public consultation to inform the development of a new National Sport Plan (the Plan). The Australian Government is harnessing the power of sport and physical activity to build healthy, active, connected and thriving communities. Over the next decade, Australia will host some of the world’s largest sporting events, culminating in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Plan will... More
    Closed 7 December 2023
  • Include Mpox Chapter into Australian Immunisation Handbook

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders to include the monkeypox (mpox) vaccine chapter in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the chapter to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for its approval under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. Submission instructions This public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days and you... More
    Closed 1 December 2023
  • Consultation on the Active Ingredient Prescribing (AIP) Initiative: List of Medicines for Brand Consideration (LMBC)

    Active Ingredient Prescribing (AIP) is mandatory for all Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) prescriptions. However, there are circumstances when prescribers may need to include brand name on a prescription, in addition to active ingredient. The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking prescriber feedback about utilisation of the List of Medicines for Brand Consideration (LMBC) as a support tool to prescribing by... More
    Closed 13 November 2023
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Advisory Committee Draft Report: Post Implementation Review of Telehealth MBS items

    The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a list of health professional services (items) that the Australian Government subsidises. MBS items provide patient benefits for a wide range of health services including consultations, diagnostic tests, therapy, and operations. When changes are made to MBS items, a review is undertaken approximately 24 months after to analyse and examine the performance of the changes. This is called a post implementation review. Post... More
    Closed 6 November 2023
  • Co-design of the new national mental health lived experience consumer peak body

    The Australian Government values the contributions of people with lived and/or living experiences of mental ill-health. Their stories continue to drive improvements to the mental health system and services. On 30 January 2023, the Government announced $7.5 million in funding to establish and operate two new independent mental health lived experience peak bodies: one representing consumers; and one representing families, carers and kin. ... More
    Closed 3 November 2023
  • Co-design of the new national mental health lived experience family/carer/kin peak body

    The Australian Government values the contributions of people with lived and/or living experiences of mental ill-health, including families, carers and kin. Their stories continue to drive improvements to the mental health system and services. On 30 January 2023, the Government announced $7.5 million in funding to establish and operate two new independent mental health lived experience peak bodies: one representing consumers; and one... More
    Closed 3 November 2023
  • Modernising My Health Record – Sharing pathology and diagnostic imaging reports by default and removing consumer access delays

    In February 2023 the Minister for Health and Aged Care released the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report . The report recommended that the government: Modernise My Health Record to significantly increase health information available to consumers and their health care professionals, including by requiring sharing by default for private and public practitioners and services, and make it easier for people and their health care teams to use at the point of care. ... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Public Consultation: Intellectual Disability Health Capability Framework

    Health professionals need the right knowledge, skills and attitudes to care for people with intellectual disability. The Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) is leading the Intellectual Disability Health Curriculum Development Project, a priority action under the National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability , to support universities and accreditation authorities to improve pre-registration education for health professionals to better... More
    Closed 27 October 2023
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