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  • Adult Mental Health Centres

    The Australian Government is funding a trial of eight Adult Mental Health Centres across Australia, with one to be established in each state and territory. The Centres will be located at: Corio (Geelong) – VIC Penrith – NSW Canberra – ACT ... More
    Closed 29 July 2020
  • Australian Sports Wagering Scheme - Discussion Paper

    Following the Commonwealth Government’s response to the Wood Review, the Sports Integrity Taskforce, located within the Department of Health, was charged with developing a sports wagering regulatory response to safeguard the integrity of Australian sport, in the form of an Australian Sports... More
    Closed 17 July 2020
  • Pregnancy Care Guidelines - Nutrition, Physical Activity and Weight

    This consultation is seeking feedback as part of a review of selected topics under the Pregnancy Care Guidelines. The topics included in this consultation are: Nutrition and physical activity including: nutrition nutritional supplements physical activity... More
    Closed 17 July 2020
  • National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan - Public Consultation

    This consultation draft of the National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan has emerged from the efforts of bereaved parents, advocacy groups, health professionals and researchers to have stillbirth recognised as a public health issue. Strong political interest and bipartisan support have... More
    Closed 10 July 2020
  • National Injury Prevention Strategy

    The National Injury Prevention Strategy 2020-2030 (the Strategy) aims to create a national focus on injuries and their prevention. The Strategy will take a broad approach to injury and aims to address both intentional and unintentional injuries across all ages and population groups. The... More
    Closed 3 July 2020
  • Aged Care Worker Regulation Scheme Consultation

    Over the last five years, various inquiries and reports have recommended implementation of a worker screening or registration scheme in aged care. Most recently, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been exploring this issue, with a focus on a registration scheme specific... More
    Closed 29 June 2020
  • Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme Client Survey

    We are seeking feedback from all of our providers and clients as an important step in delivering a program that is built on feedback from its sector and clients. Your insights and opinions will help us to manage the Continuity of Support Programme to continue to support your needs. More
    Closed 22 May 2020
  • Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme Provider Survey

    We are seeking feedback from all of our providers and clients as an important step in delivering a program that is built on feedback from its sector and clients. Your insights and experience will inform the case for offering multi-year agreements in the future and our support for you as a... More
    Closed 22 May 2020
  • Feedback on the National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s initial advice

    This online survey has been created to enable individuals and organisations to provide feedback on the National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s initial advice provided to the Prime Minister in November 2019. More
    Closed 30 April 2020
  • 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
    Closed 31 March 2020
  • OGTR Consultation - Forms - Licence & CCI

    This consultation seeks to understand how you, as an applicant, prepare and submit applications for DIR or DNIR licences, and accompanying CCI applications. CCI questions are optionally included for those that identify as having submitted CCI in the past. All information that you provide... More
    Closed 16 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 21 February 2020
  • Cancer Australia Lung Cancer Screening enquiry

    The Lung Cancer Screening enquiry Consultation Hub is now closed. Cancer Australia thanks all those who contributed to the enquiry through the public consultation. Further information will be posted here shortly. Cancer Australia is inviting the public to have their say about... 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
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