Establishing a National Women's Health Strategy for 2020 to 2030

Closed 5 Nov 2018

Opened 10 Oct 2018


On 2 March 2018, Minister Hunt announced at the National Women’s Health Summit in Sydney, the commencement of a process to establish a national women’s health strategy for 2020 to 2030.  The Strategy will take into account changes in the policy environment, identification of gaps and emerging issues so that health system resources at the national and jurisdictional levels are directed at efficiently addressing the health issues that affect women and girls.

The Strategy will build on the National Women’s Health Policy 2010 to identify what is required to improve health outcomes for women and girls and provide a framework for action.

Who is developing the Strategy?

The Strategy is being developed by the Australian Government Department of Health with assistance from Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

What consultation has taken place to inform the development of the Strategy?

A National Women’s Health Forum held on Wednesday 8 August 2018 brought together key women’s health stakeholders, organisations that represent disadvantaged population groups, policy makers and other medical bodies to identify gaps and emerging issues and to present recommendations for action that could be implemented to help address the issues that affect women and girls (from pre-conception to end of life).

A summary of the outcomes of the National Women’s Health Forum is available below.

Has there been a review of the evidence?

The Department commissioned an evidence review to inform the development of the Strategy and a copy is available below.  The evidence review provides an overview of the health and wellbeing of Australian women.

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to seek broader stakeholder and community feedback on the draft National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030.

The diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community are valued and respected and will contribute to the development of the final Strategy.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

How to give us your views

Interested parties are invited to provide comment on the draft National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 through an online survey, which can be accessed below. This survey will close at 11:59pm AEST on Monday 5 November 2018.

Online questionnaire

The online questionnaire covers:

  • Section A: Demographics
  • Section B: The Structure of the Strategy
  • Section C: Priority Areas
  • Section D: Research, Partnerships and Progress
  • Section E: Overall Comments

The survey will step you through each part of the draft Strategy so it may be helpful to have an electronic or paper copy available when answering the survey.

NOTE: the DRAFT National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 is attached for your reference below the survey link.

Please keep your responses concise and within the question word limits. 

The survey may be completed over more than one session.  Please retain your login details if you wish to complete the survey at a later time.

How we will use your responses

Your response is being provided to the Australian Government Department of Health to inform the finalisation of the Strategy.

The results of this consultation will made available to Jean Hailes for Women’s Health who are contributing to the finalisation of the Strategy.

Please Note: All responses will be treated as confidential, and no personally identifying information from your responses will be released.

The Final Strategy will be released in early 2019.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please email your enquiry to


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