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  • Draft National Preventive Health Strategy

    Preventive health is a key pillar of Australia’s Long Term National Health Plan with mental health. In June 2019, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP announced that the Australian Government would develop a 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy (the... More
    Closed 19 April 2021
  • Proposed regulatory options for medical devices containing nanomaterials

    The Australian Government is undertaking a significant program of reform to the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia. As part of the Australian Government Department of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates therapeutic goods, and is responsible for implementing... More
    Closed 9 April 2021
  • Critical Technologies for Australia – Agriculture & Health Sectors

    The Australian Government, through the Critical Technologies Policy Coordination Office (CTPCO), is undertaking consultation on the future of critical technologies in the Australian agriculture and health sectors. Critical technologies are current and emerging technologies... More
    Closed 9 April 2021
  • TGO 110 – Standard for Vaporiser Nicotine - Consultation

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking comments on a proposed standard for vaporiser nicotine products. Vaporiser nicotine products are nicotine-containing products intended to be used in vaping devices such as e-cigarettes, e-cigars and other electronic nicotine... More
    Closed 31 March 2021
  • Repurposing of Prescription Medicines

    Repurposing is the process of identifying new uses (or ‘indications’) for medicines. In some cases, prescription medicines may have been used ‘off-label’ for many years to treat conditions that they do not have formal regulatory approval (i.e. are not registered) for. Whilst this may... More
    Closed 30 March 2021
  • Proposal for clarifying regulatory requirements for residual claims for disinfectants

    This consultation is to obtain feedback in relation to proposals to provide clarity on residual claims for disinfectants. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has received a number of enquiries relating to residual activity claims for disinfectants, including whether... More
    Closed 26 March 2021
  • Standing Nurse Workforce Pilot Program Feedback

    The purpose of this short survey is for you to provide feedback and experience on the Standing Nurse Workforce Pilot Program. More
    Closed 19 March 2021
  • Public Consultation - Fees and charges proposal 2021-22

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is conducting a public consultation to provide industry and other interested stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on options for the TGA’s proposed fees and charges for the 2021-22 financial year. Specifically, we are seeking feedback on the... More
    Closed 17 March 2021
  • Revised Aged Care Financial Report (ACFR)

    The Department of Health is introducing a number of changes to the Aged Care Financial Report (ACFR) commencing with the submission of the 2020-21 ACFR. Major changes include: detailed residential segment income and expense statement at the facility level enhanced approved... More
    Closed 17 March 2021
  • National Gene Technology Scheme, Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS)

    In July 2017 the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology (the Forum) formally commenced the Third Review (Third Review) of the National Gene Technology Scheme (the Scheme). The initial aim of the Review was to assess the operation of the Scheme with respect to its policy... More
    Closed 17 March 2021
  • Mitochondrial Donation in Australia

    The Australian Government Department of Health invites you to share your views on the proposed approach to making mitochondrial donation available in Australia. The Australian Government wants to introduce mitochondrial donation so this lifesaving technology is made available for families impacted... More
    Closed 15 March 2021
  • Public consultation on interim decisions to amend the Poisons Standard - November 2020 ACMS/ACCS meetings

    Scheduling amendments referred to expert advisory committee This consultation is for interim decisions made in relation to applications and delegate initiated proposals to amend the Poisons Standard, following advice sought at the 4-5 November 2020 meetings of the Advisory Committee on... More
    Closed 4 March 2021
  • Removing redundant processes for entering certain formulation information into a therapeutic goods application

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking feedback on a proposal to streamline how information about certain therapeutic goods formulations is entered into TGA electronic systems when seeking market approval. Specifically, we propose to discontinue entering certain types... More
    Closed 24 February 2021
  • Consultation Paper: Options for Reforms and Improvements to the Prostheses List

    The Department of Health invites submissions in relation to options for reforms and improvements to the Prostheses List. In 2017, the Australian Government entered into the Strategic Agreement with the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA). Through the MTAA Agreement, a... More
    Closed 15 February 2021
  • Consultation on the definition of Central Circulatory System (CCS) in the Australian Medical Device Regulations

    The Australian Government is undertaking a significant program of reform to the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia. As part of the Australian Government Department of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates therapeutic goods, and is responsible for implementing the... More
    Closed 10 February 2021
  • Productivity Commission Report on Mental Health

    The Australian Government welcomes the Productivity Commission (PC) Inquiry Report on Mental Health. It provides 21 recommendations with 103 associated actions spanning five key themes: prevention and early help for people; improve people’s experiences with mental... More
    Closed 10 February 2021
  • Consultation paper: Private health insurance reforms – second wave - December 2020

    On 6 October 2020, the Australian Government announced the second wave of reforms to private health insurance with the aim of improving the affordability, value, and attractiveness of private health insurance, particularly for younger Australians [Budget Paper No.2 - Budget Measure: Supporting... More
    Closed 8 February 2021
  • Voluntary Indigenous Identifier Framework

    Since 2002, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been able to have their status recorded confidentially on a database called the Voluntary Indigenous Identifier (VII). The VII is primarily used to estimate use of the Medicare Benefits Scheme by Aboriginal and Torres Strait... More
    Closed 31 January 2021
  • Potential reforms to medicinal cannabis manufacturing, labelling and packaging requirements

    The Department of Health through the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking comments from interested parties on a review of the regulatory processes for the manufacturing, labelling and packaging of medicinal cannabis products. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is... More
    Closed 29 January 2021
  • Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - March 2021 ACMS/ACCS meetings

    Scheduling amendments referred to expert advisory committee This pre-meeting consultation is for applications and delegate initiated proposals to amend the scheduling in the Poisons Standard for certain substances. The scheduling amendments and any submissions received will be... More
    Closed 27 January 2021
  • Aspirations for the food regulatory system

    Reform of the food regulatory system In March 2020, the Australian New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) endorsed an implementation plan for an ambitious reform agenda for the food regulatory system aimed at ensuring the system remains strong, robust and agile into... More
    Closed 22 January 2021
  • Community Visitors Scheme - Performance Reporting

    Survey - CVS Performance Reporting More
    Closed 8 January 2021
  • Review of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - Have Your Say

    We are seeking your views on the Australian Government’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (the Program). The Department of Health has commissioned an independent and comprehensive review of the Program. The Review will measure the extent to which the program is meeting its... More
    Closed 8 January 2021
  • Exploring options for the introduction of an Australian Unique Device Identification (UDI) System: UDI consultation paper 2

    The Australian Government is undertaking a significant program of reform to the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia. As part of the Australian Government Department of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates therapeutic goods, and is responsible for implementing... More
    Closed 24 December 2020
  • Compounded medicines and good manufacturing practice (GMP)

    The current guidance Compounded medicines and good manufacturing practice (GMP) was developed in relation to the PIC/S Guide to GMP for Medicinal Products PE-009-8 15 January 2009, following public consultation in 2015. This document provides guidance on the interpretation of the PIC/S Guide to... More
    Closed 18 December 2020
  • Consistency of food regulatory approaches

    In March 2020, the Australian New Zealand Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) endorsed an implementation plan for an ambitious reform agenda for the food regulatory system aimed at ensuring the system remains strong, robust and agile into the future. The reform agenda is being progressed through... More
    Closed 18 December 2020
  • Medicinal Cannabis Permit Reform

    The Department of Health through the Office of Drug Control (ODC) is seeking comments from interested parties on a review of the structure, design and administrative processes for medicinal cannabis related permits (the review). This review is part of the broader reforms being... More
    Closed 18 December 2020
  • Hearing Services Program Review - Consultation Paper

    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 Panel made up of Professor Mike Woods (Chair) and Dr Zena Burgess will conduct the Review, with the... More
    Closed 4 December 2020
  • National Suicide Prevention Taskforce – Interim Advice Public Consultation

    The Australian Government is working towards zero suicides and appointed Ms Christine Morgan as the first National Suicide Prevention Adviser reporting directly to the Prime Minister. The National Suicide Prevention Adviser has provided the Prime Minister with the... More
    Closed 3 December 2020
  • National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap

    Cancer Australia has invited the public to have their say on the National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap through this dedicated Consultation Hub. The National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap Consultation Hub is now closed. Cancer Australia thanks all those who contributed to the Roadmap through the... More
    Closed 30 November 2020
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