Other web resources for consumers

The following web resources may also be of interest to consumers, patients, carers & travellers.

  • Australian Government Department of Health
    The Department of Health has a diverse set of responsibilities, but throughout there is a common purpose, which is reflected in their Vision statement: 'Better health and active ageing for all Australians'
  • Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
    Australian Customs and Border Protection Service manages the security and integrity of Australia's borders
  • Health Emergency
    Provides important information about health emergencies
  • healthdirect Australia
    Provides telephone health services and health information websites
  • Immunise Australia Program
    The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals
  • MBS online
    MBS Online contains the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a listing of the Medicare services subsidised by the Australian government
  • Medicare Australia
    Medicare Australia is an Australian Government agency, delivering a range of payments and services to the Australian community
  • NPS Medicinewise - Medicines Line (Ph: 1300 633 424)
    Speak to a health professional for independent information on medicines, eg dosage, side effects, interactions
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
    Information on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme including details of the medicines subsidised by the Australian Government as well as information for consumers, carers, health professionals and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Returning unwanted medicines
    The Return Unwanted Medicines (RUM) Project provides for the collection and disposal of unwanted and out-of-date medicines from consumers across Australia