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Australian Hearing (AH)

Australian Hearing provides hearing rehabilitation services and hearing aids to children and adults with complex hearing problems. It competes with private service providers under the Voucher Scheme administered by the Office of Hearing Services for the provision of hearing rehabilitation services and hearing aids, hearing impaired age pensioners and eligible veterans. It conducts hearing related research via its research division (the National Acoustic Laboratories).

Australian Hearing

Disability and carers

Programs and services to support people with disability and their families and carers. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability.
More: For people with disability | For carers

Department of Social Services

Express Plus Students

iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android – Offers students and Australian apprentices a simple way to do their Centrelink business on the go using their iPhone. Connecting with Centrelink just go easier.

Department of Human Services

Health Connect

HealthConnect is a change management strategy to improve safety and quality in health care. It is a partnership between the Australian, State and Territory Governments which aims to leverage e-health systems so that vital health information can be securely exchanged between health care providers such as doctors, specialists, pharmacists, pathologists and hospitals and so on.

Department of Health

Healthdirect Australia helpline

If it’s not an emergency, but 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 or 1343 2584.
Victoria callers should call Nurse-on-call on 1300 606 024.
If you think your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000.

healthdirect Australia

National Health Services Directory

iPhone, iPad and Android – Find health services, such as general practices, pharmacies, hospitals and emergency departments, when and where you need them.

healthdirect Australia

National Health Services Directory

Search the directory to find health services near you. Provides information about GPs, pharmacies, hospitals and emergency departments.

healthdirect Australia

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Helps cover the cost of a wide range of prescription medicines.
More: PBS Safety Net

Department of Human Services

Public and private healthcare

Offers links to a range of topics relevant to health care for Australians. These topics include information on hospitals, private health insurance, and the public healthcare system.

Department of Health


This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site contains a comprehensive range of topics relevant to Services for Consumers. These topics include information on Aged Care services, Medical Services, Rehabilitation Services (CRS Australia), Rural Health Services, Hearing Services, Diagnostic Services, eHealth, Pathology Services and State Health Services.

Department of Health

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

Provides counselling and group programs to Australian veterans and peacekeepers and their families.  It is a specialised, free and confidential Australia-wide service. Call 1800 011 046 to arrange an interview.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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