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  • 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
    Closes 30 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
    Closes 22 January 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
    Closes 22 January 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
    Closes 22 January 2021
  • National Medical Workforce Strategy

    Australia can be proud of its medical workforce, which, through individual and collective action, plays a critical role in providing access to high-quality healthcare for almost 25 million Australians. Doctors provide services across diverse settings, which requires a breadth and depth of skills... More
    Closes 17 March 2020
  • Australian Sports Wagering Scheme - Approach Paper

    Following the Commonwealth Government’s response to the Wood Review, the Sport Integrity Taskforce within the Department of Health was charged with developing a regulatory response to safeguard the integrity of Australian sport; streamline the sports integrity aspects of sports wagering... More
    Closes 12 March 2020
  • Review of the General Miscellaneous Category of the Prostheses List

    The General Miscellaneous category of the Prostheses List includes general use items (e.g. closure and haemostatic devices) and items that do not readily sit in other categories (e.g. radio-isotopes and bowel incontinence devices). Many of the general use items are high volume and low unit-cost... More
    Closes 3 March 2020
  • Proposed changes to the recommended use of pneumococcal vaccines

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the pneumococcal vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and... More
    Closes 1 March 2020
  • Natural Therapies Review 2019-20 - invitation to submit published scientific research evidence citations on clinical effectiveness of natural therapies in tranche 1

    On 7 April 2019, the Minister for Health announced an updated review of natural therapies . The review is being led by the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer (CMO) supported by the Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel (NTREAP) and utilising the expertise of the National... More
    Closes 21 February 2020
  • Cancer Australia Lung Cancer Screening enquiry

    Cancer Australia is inviting the public to have their say about the Lung Cancer Screening enquiry through this dedicated Consultation Hub. On 1 August 2019, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP invited Cancer Australia to conduct an enquiry into the prospects,... More
    Closed 17 February 2020
  • Medical Research Future Fund: Mission for Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care

    The impact of dementia, ageing and aged care in Australia is considerable and continues to grow as the older population of Australia grows. In December 2018, the Government announced the $185 million Dementia, Aged Care and Ageing Mission (Mission), a medical research package focused on... More
    Closed 17 February 2020
  • Public Consultation- Food Regulation Policy Guideline

    Introduction In August 2019 the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) agreed to a program of activities under Priority two of the food regulation system to contribute towards reducing chronic disease related to obesity. One of these activities was to... More
    Closed 2 February 2020
  • Additional service fees in residential aged care

    Additional service fees (ASF) are increasingly being utilised by residential aged care providers as a way to enhance their service offering and diversify revenue streams. By agreement with the resident, an aged care provider can charge an additional fee for care and services over and above... More
    Closed 17 December 2019
  • National Obesity Strategy

    Have your say on a national obesity strategy. Overweight and obesity is an issue affecting our whole community. Take action and join in the consultations on a national obesity strategy. You can be a part of creating a healthier future. A range of social, environmental and economic... More
    Closed 15 December 2019
  • Implementing Recommendations of the Third Review of the Gene Technology Scheme: Phase 1

    Consultation on the recently released Issues Paper – Implementing Recommendations of the Third Review of the Gene Technology Scheme: Phase 1 Consultation (the Issues Paper), is now open. To obtain a copy of the Issues Paper, please refer to the hyperlinks below. Recognising the importance... More
    Closed 4 December 2019
  • Head to Health Survey

    We're always looking for ways to improve people's experience on Head to Health. Your feedback will help us make Head to Health better! Note: all feedback is anonymous, therefore we are unable to respond. More
    Closed 18 November 2019
  • Open consultation for the National Dust Disease Taskforce

    Background On 26 July 2019 the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer announced the establishment of a National Dust Disease Taskforce to develop advice on a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia. The Terms of... More
    Closed 15 November 2019
  • National Dust Disease Taskforce consultation registration

    Background On 26 July 2019 the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer announced the establishment of a National Dust Disease Taskforce to develop advice on a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia. The Terms of... More
    Closed 11 November 2019
  • Medical Research Future Fund: Stem Cell Therapies Mission Roadmap

    As part of the 2019-20 budget the Government announced a commitment of $150 million, over 10 years, for a comprehensive research effort focussing on stem cells. The funding, awarded under the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), will support Australian researchers to... More
    Closed 8 November 2019
  • How Accreditation Practices Impact Building a Specialist Medical Workforce

    The Department of Health is undertaking a project which will examine how the current specialist medical college accreditation systems and practices impact rural and regional training opportunities for non-GP specialist medical trainees. This will include looking at the links between... More
    Closed 5 November 2019
  • 715 health check materials

    This informal targeted consultation is in relation to posters and brochures your organisation would have received from 33 Creative for the promotion of 715 health checks. The Department of Health has commenced Phase 2 of the 715 communications project and would love to hear your feedback on... More
    Closed 25 October 2019
  • TGA SME Assist Workshop: Meeting Your Obligations (Melbourne)

    Navigating the re gulatory maze can be a challenge, especially if you're new to regulation. SME Assist presents Meeting Your Obligations: a free workshop aimed at beginners who are unfamiliar with therapeutic goods regulation. This may include: small to medium... More
    Closed 21 October 2019
  • Health Legislation Amendment (Data-matching) Bill 2019

    While the vast majority of Medicare providers do the right thing, the Department of Health (the Department) has a responsibility to protect the integrity of the Medicare health payments system through prevention, identification and treatment of fraudulent and incorrect claiming. In order to... More
    Closed 11 October 2019
  • Serious Incident Response Scheme for Commonwealth funded residential aged care - Finer details of operation

    Australians have a right to live free from abuse and neglect as a matter of human rights, current law and a reasonable community expectation. Older Australians also have specific rights and expectations when receiving Commonwealth funded aged care services. Following the KPMG report , ... More
    Closed 11 October 2019
  • National Dust Disease Taskforce - register your interest for further consultation opportunities

    Background On 26 July 2019 the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer announced the establishment of a National Dust Disease Taskforce to develop advice on a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia. The Terms of... More
    Closed 30 September 2019
  • Access to Products Under the Stoma Appliance Scheme

    The Department of Health is seeking feedback from ostomates and other stakeholders on access to products under the Stoma Appliance Scheme. More
    Closed 20 September 2019
  • TGA SME Assist Workshop: Meeting Your Obligations (Perth)

    Navigating the re gulatory maze can be a challenge, especially if you're new to regulation. SME Assist in partnership with The Western Australian Health Translation Network presents Meeting Your Obligations: a free workshop aimed at beginners who are unfamiliar with therapeutic... More
    Closed 13 September 2019
  • Residential aged care: Proposed alternative models for allocating places

    As part of the 2018-19 Budget More Choices for a Longer Life package, in principle support was provided to move from the current approach of allocating residential aged care places, to providers through the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR), to alternative arrangements that support greater... More
    Closed 13 September 2019
  • Public Consultation on Diabetes Products Subsidised under the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

    The Department of Health is seeking your feedback in relation to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). The NDSS provides subsidised syringes and needles, blood glucose test strips, urine test strips, insulin pump consumables and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products... More
    Closed 25 August 2019
  • Medical Research Future Fund: Mission for Cardiovascular Health Roadmap

    In 2017 alone, more than 100,000 Australians experienced a heart attack or stroke and cardiovascular disease was the underlying cause of 43,500 deaths in Australia. As part of the 2019-20 budget the Government announced a commitment of $220 million, over 10 years, for a... More
    Closed 23 August 2019
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