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NSW Government Office of Sport

The Office of Sport is the lead NSW Government agency for sport and active recreation. The Office of Sport aims to increase the levels of physical activity of the people of NSW by providing the leadership, policies, programs, funding and infrastructure necessary to enable higher rates of participation in sport and active recreation.

NSW Health Centre for Genetics Education

Empowering health professionals to continue delivering improved outcomes in health care and well-being for individuals, families and the community, by providing credible genetics and genomics resources and information, in collaboration with our clinical and research partner organisations.

The Centre for Genetics Education strives to be the trusted source of genetics and genomics information and resources for healthcare.

We are a division of the NSW Health Education & Training Institute (HETI), and are based at 1 Reserve Road in St Leonards, NSW, Australia.

NSW Health: A – Z Infectious Diseases

NSW Health provides a range of information on infectious diseases.

NSW Health: Air Quality

At the levels measured in Australia, the effect of air pollution on any individual’s health is generally very small. However, because everyone is exposed to air pollution the total effect across the whole population can be substantial. In Australia, it is estimated that about 1% of the total burden of disease is due to air pollution.

NSW Health: Contact Details for Public Health Units

In NSW calling 1300 066 055 will direct you to your local Public Health Unit.

NSW Health: Drinking Water

A secure and safe supply of drinking water is fundamental to public health. The NSW Government has endorsed the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011 (published by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council).

The guidelines provide a solid foundation for assessing drinking water quality, by specifying health-based and aesthetic criteria as well as the philosophy of a ‘multiple barrier approach’ from catchment to tap, so to ensure safety of the water.

NSW Health: Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheets

Factsheets for consumers about alcohol, other drugs and prescribed medicines.

NSW Health: Find a Hospital and Health Service

There are more than 220 public hospitals and health services in NSW which provide free health care to Australian Citizens and permanent residents.

NSW Health: Immunisation Programs

Vaccination is the best way to protect your children against serious preventable diseases such as polio, measles and whooping cough.

All vaccines given to Australian children are carefully tested to ensure they are safe and effective.

NSW Health: Infectious Disease Alerts

Find out the latest infectious disease alerts from NSW Health.

NSW Health: Infectious diseases

NSW Health provides information on a number of infectious diseases.

NSW Health: Local Health Districts

Find out about public health services in your area through the Local Health District portal.

NSW Health: Mental Health

The Mental Health Branch is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating NSW Ministry of Health policy, strategy and program funding relating to mental health. The Branch also supports the maintenance of the mental health legislative framework.

The work of the Mental Health Branch is delivered mainly through the mental health program in partnership with local health districts and specialty health networks, community managed organisations, research institutions and other partner departments.

NSW Health: Methamphetamine

Methamphetamines are stimulants, and part of the amphetamine group of drugs manufactured from common pharmaceutical drugs and readily available chemicals such as acetone, bleach, battery acid, and engine coolant.

Methamphetamines are potent and illegal stimulants that speed up the function of the brain and nervous system.

NSW Health: Population health surveys

Population health surveys provide ongoing information on health behaviours, health status and other factors that influence the health of the people of NSW.

NSW Health: Public dental services

All children (under 18 years of age) who are NSW residents are eligible for public dental services in NSW.

Adult NSW residents must be eligible for Medicare and be listed on one of the following Australian Government concession cards:

  • Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

Additional eligibility criteria may apply for dental specialist services or dental services provided in a hospital.

All patients should be prepared to show their Medicare card and/or concession card when they visit a public dental clinic.

NSW Health: Public hospital parking, services and directions

Helping you to find information on parking, services offered and directions to public hospitals across NSW.

NSW Health: Services to help you quit smoking

Find out more about range of smoking cessation services.

NSW Health: Sexual Health Clinics

For sexual health information and advice, or to find your closest appropriate sexual health service, call the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.

Please note: sites which offer Rapid HIV testing to gay and other homosexually active men are shown in green indicators on the map, and noted in the table below.​