Department of Health

The Department of Health is responsible for the development and implementation of health and aged care services to achieve Government policy and direction.

Health aims to be the leader in promoting, developing and funding world class health and aged care services for all Australians.

Read more on the Department of Health website.


Health works closely with relevant stakeholders and welcomes input from the community on policy issues.

Provide feedback:

  • by calling Freecall™ 1800 020 103 or 02 6289 1555
  • in writing to Department of Health, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601
  • via the Department of Health website

Bilateral Head Agreement

The Secretary of the Department of Human Services and the Secretary of the Department of Health signed an agreement on how the departments will work together.

Page last updated: 9 February 2016

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