States and territories have primary responsibility for public hospitals and community and public health, ambulance, public dental services and mental health programs. Provides links to state and territory health information.
If you need health advice, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 and speak to a registered nurse. The nurse can also connect you to the after hours GP helpline for further medical advice or to an emergency service if necessary. Queensland callers should call 13HEALTH or1343 2584. Victoria callers should call Nurse-on-call on 1300 606 024.
If your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000.
Supports both older Australians and home care providers as they work out what to expect, what choices they have and how they can make decisions about home care packages using the consumer directed care (CDC) approach.