Australian health resources A-Z
IMPORTANT: In an emergency – if anyone is in immediate danger – please call 000 now.
1800RESPECT is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.
We provide support for people experiencing, or at the risk of experiencing, violence and abuse, their friends, family, and professionals.
1800RESPECT: Daisy App
IMPORTANT: In an emergency – if anyone is in immediate danger – please call 000 now.
Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area. Daisy can be downloaded for free from iTunes or Google Play. Once the app is on your phone, you can use it to search for support services in your local area. Choose the type of service you would like (for example ‘Legal services’ or ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services’) and select your state or territory to find services near you.
You can visit service websites from within the app, which means these sites won’t show up in your browser history. This can help protect your privacy, especially if another person has access to your phone. Each listing includes information about opening times, how to get in touch and the services they offer.
Access the latest Indigenous stories and features from ABC Radio, news and current affairs, TV and iview.
ABC: Radio National Health Report
Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view. Presented by Dr Norman Swan.
Ability Technology’s mission is to increase the independence and productive potential of people with a disability, through the use of computer and related technology. We do this by linking people with a disability to special devices, software and services that will enable them to use a computer comfortably and effectively. We have technical, occupational therapy and research staff in our multi-disciplinary team.
We also specialise in environmental (home) control technology, to enable people with a disability to control the phone, TV, lights, doors, fans, heaters and other devices.
ABMDR Australian Bone Marrow Registry
ABMDR is a public company limited by guarantee under the Australian Corporations Law and a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth).
We are the only organisation in Australia responsible for arranging bone marrow/blood stem cell donations for patients in need of a transplant. ABMDR also administers government funding of public cord blood banks in Australia.
ABMDR is funded by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments.
Aboriginal Housing Information Service
The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) is a statutory body established under the Aboriginal Housing Act 1998 (NSW) to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to affordable, quality housing.
The AHO is governed by an all-Aboriginal Board, which provides advice to the Minister for Planning, and Minister for Homes on Aboriginal housing issues in NSW.
The AHO is funded by the NSW and Australian governments to administer the state’s Aboriginal community housing assets.
Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT
Today the ALS is made up of over 200 staff across 24 offices throughout NSW and the ACT. The ALS does legal work in Criminal law, children’s Care and Protection law and Family law. We assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children through representation in court, advice and information, and referral to further support services.
Find information to help you plan an accessible trip on public transport in NSW whether you have an assistance animal, use a mobility aid or want to find out which concessions are available to you.
ACI Pain Management Network
This website is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your pain. The site contains information to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in the self management of your pain in partnership with your healthcare providers.
ACI: Home Enteral Nutrition Resources for Consumers
Home enteral nutrition (HEN) is the giving of nutritional support either by mouth or by a feeding tube into the gastrointestinal tract in the home setting. People requiring nutritional support at home face a number of difficulties accessing clinical services, formula and equipment.
Active and Healthy
Staying physically active is the single most important thing you can do to stay fit and independent, as you get older. Age is no barrier, research shows that exercise, at any age, is worth the effort. If you are in any doubt about exercise, please talk to your doctor.
This website can help you find an exercise program in your local area and provides information and tools that can assist you to increase your physical activity.
The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the Active Kids program.
The Active Kids program provides 2 x $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.
Voucher 1 is valid January to December and Voucher 2 is valid July to December.
The vouchers may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.
To use a voucher, find a registered activity provider and present your voucher when you sign up.
The AdaptNSW website has been produced by the NSW Government to inform and empower communities, businesses, households and government to adapt to climate change.
Action by all sectors of society on climate change continues to grow as the effects and risks are becoming more evident, and we are confronted with more extreme weather events.
The AdaptNSW website is a source you can trust, that provides relevant, localised information to keep you informed and help you adapt to climate change.
Advance Care Planning Australia
Advance Care Planning AustraliaTM is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their future health and care.
AFAO: Better to Know
Better to Know is a sexual health resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It provides information about common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), what to do if you have an STI and where to get tested. It contains information that deals with both men’s and women’s business.
Agency for Clinical Innovation
We are the lead agency for innovation in clinical care in NSW. We bring patients, clinicians and managers together to support the design and implementation of innovation in healthcare.
- clinical guidelines and models of care
- patient engagement and co-design
- clinical evidence generation and mobilisation
- clinical innovation and research
- clinical redesign
- implementation support
- evaluation and capability development.
AgHealth Australia is based at Dubbo in central-west New South Wales. It is a research activity group within the School of Rural Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney.
AgHealth has been leading research in relation to injury and deaths on Australian farms for 30 years. AgHealth works with partners such as Farmsafe Australia to ensure the research conducted is turned into practical programs to assist farmers, their workers, families and the rural community. Translation of the research information has led to the development of programs of work that in conjunction with industry and relevant organisations, has contributed to major reductions in the burden of injury and poor health in rural Australia.
AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia
Australia’s First Peoples have been living on the Australian continent for millenia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia is made up of many different and distinct groups, each with their own culture, customs, language and laws. They are the world’s oldest surviving culture; cultures that continue to be expressed in dynamic and contemporary ways.
The AIATSIS map serves as a visual reminder of the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. It was created in 1996 as part of the Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia project and attempts to show language, social or nation groups based on published sources available up to 1994.
AIDS Council of NSW (ACON)
Established in 1985, our early years were defined by community coming together to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in NSW, and we remain committed to ending HIV for everyone in our communities.
We do this by delivering campaigns and programs to eliminate new HIV transmissions. Supporting people living with HIV to live healthy and connected lives remains core to our work.
Air Quality Monitoring Network
We provide the community of New South Wales with accurate and up-to-date information about air quality. Our monitoring sites are set up in Sydney and several regional areas of NSW.
Our air quality monitoring networks continuously measure particles (PM10, PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and visibility. Wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity are also recorded. We also conduct short-term campaign monitoring activities.
Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)
Celebrating more than 60 years of service to the community, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is Australia’s leading organisation committed to inspiring positive change and delivering evidence-based approaches to minimise alcohol and drug harm.
Our DrugInfo advisors can provide free, confidential info and advice on reducing harm from alcohol and other drug use, treatment options and support services.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service
The Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a free and confidential counselling helpline for those in NSW with concerns around alcohol or drug misuse. ADIS is staffed by professional Counsellors who provide education, brief intervention counselling and referrals to other appropriate services in NSW. We support a variety of people including those concerned about themselves or concerned about another person.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW
The Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a free and confidential counselling helpline for NSW residents with concerns around alcohol and/or drug misuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ADIS is staffed by professional counsellors who provide education, information, counselling, support and referrals to other appropriate services in NSW.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
All About Acne
The All About Acne team – the authors of this site – are a group of medically-trained skin experts from across Australia who have an interest in acne management.
These people donate their time and expertise in order to provide the most up-to-date, practical and relevant information on acne-related matters.
Our experienced team of leading dermatologists guarantees the information on this website is independent and based on the highest quality research available.
Ambulance Service of NSW
The Ambulance Service of NSW website will provide you with a range of information on Ambulance – what they do, how to access services and call for an ambulance in a medical emergency, important patient and community information, employment opportunities and contact details.
ANROWS: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited, or ANROWS, is a unique research organisation, being one of the only national organisations across the world tasked with building, translating and disseminating the evidence base to inform policy and practice on women’s and children’s safety.
ARA – The Australian Rheumatology Association
The ARA is an association of rheumatologists and allied health professionals in Australia. The ARA is a specialty society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
Arthritis Australia is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation and the peak arthritis consumer body in Australia. We work in collaboration with arthritis organisations in ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.
- provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends
- promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government
- funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and
- aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed.
Arthritis NSW (ANSW) is a member-based health charity founded in 1967 to help improve the lives of people suffering from arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions.
As a peak body for arthritis support in NSW, the organisation works to empower the individual to manage their own condition and health towards achieving their personal meaning of ANSW’s vision Freedom from Arthritis.
The organisation is a trusted source of evidence-based and up-to-date information on arthritis and its treatment, with education programs delivered across a number of platforms, including webinars, workshops and community awareness sessions.
Arts Access Australia
Arts Access Australia (AAA) is the national peak body for arts and disability in Australia. We work to increase national and international opportunities and access to the arts for people with disability as artists, arts-workers, participants and audiences.
as 1 diabetes
This website provides explanations, ideas, links and references to assist everyone in your circle to gain a better understanding of diabetes and how it affects your life. With knowledge comes confidence and support.
Ask Nurse Nettie
I’m Nurse Nettie – a real, qualified sexual health nurse based in Sydney. If you’ve got a question about sex or sexual health then I’d love to hear from you. It’s completely confidential* and trust me I have heard it all. So, ask away.
Assistive Technology Australia
Assistive Technology Australia (previously, Independent Living Centre NSW) is a leading information, education, and advisory centre for Assistive Technology and the Built Environment. We are located in Westpoint Blacktown, NSW Australia and are a not-for-profit, community based organisation and Public Benevolent Institution.
We provide impartial advice, information and leadership that builds capacity and optimises the value of assistive technology in leading a life of choice.
Asthma Australia is the nation’s peak asthma body and everything we do is dedicated to improving the lives of over 2.7 million Australians who live with asthma.
Asthma Australia is a for-purpose, consumer organisation which has been improving the lives of people with asthma since 1962. Asthma is an inflammatory condition of the airways, restricting airflow and can be fatal. There is no cure, but most people with asthma can experience good control.
We operate across Australia, working in partnership with our sister organisations in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Atlas of Living Australia
The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is a collaborative, digital, open infrastructure that pulls together Australian biodiversity data from multiple sources, making it accessible and reusable.
The ALA helps to create a more detailed picture of Australia’s biodiversity for scientists, policy makers, environmental planners and land managers, industry and the general public, and enables them to work more efficiently.
The ALA is the Australian node and a full voting member of GBIF – the Global Biodiversity Information Facility – an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.
Auslan – Signbank
Auslan Signbank is a language resources site for Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia. Here you will find:
- a dictionary
- ability to search for signs related to medical and health topics
- ability to search for signs related to educational and teaching topics
- videos of deaf people using the listed Auslan signs
- information on the deaf community in Australia
- links to Auslan classes.
Australasian College of Dermatologists A – Z of Skin
The Australasian College of Dermatologists is the medical college responsible for the training and professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology.Dermatologists are qualified medical specialists who, through additional training, have obtained postgraduate qualifications to specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin, nail and hair diseases and skin cancers.
Search our A to Z of Skin to find out more about common skin conditions and problems, their symptoms, causes and how they are diagnosed and treated. You can search by both common and medical names, or by medicine or treatment name.
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
ASCIA’s purpose is to advance the science and practice of allergy and clinical immunology.
This is achieved by promoting the highest standard of medical practice, training, education and research, to improve the quality of life and health of people with immune system disorders. These include allergies, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.
Australian Academy of Science: The Science of Immunisation
The Australian Academy of Science provides information that explains the science of immunisation in clear and easy-to-understand language, with the aim of supporting you to make good health decisions based on science.
Australian Antarctic Program
The Australian Antarctic Division is part of the Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.
The Division, based in Kingston, Tasmania, leads and coordinates and delivers the Australian Antarctic Program.
Australian Braille Authority
The Australian Braille Authority (ABA) oversees the development and maintenance of braille codes and specifications used in Australia, acts as a braille accreditation body, and promotes braille as the primary literacy medium for people who are blind, deafblind, or have severe vision impairment.
Australian Breastfeeding Association
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia’s peak breastfeeding information and support service. Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA helps more than 80,000 mothers each year. ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
We are Australia’s national statistical agency and an official source of independent, reliable information. We tell the real story of Australia, its economy and its people by bringing life and meaning to numbers.
Australian Centre for Disability Law
Across all aspects of our work our goals are to:
- Work with and alongside persons with disability and their representative organisations towards the realisation of the legal and human rights of persons with disability in our designated practice areas
- Ensure that our work is distributed equitably across all disability groups
- Ensure that persons with disability and their associates who are most socially and legally disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, have equitable access to our services
- Understand and interpret disability and disability rights concerns within a social model of disability in which “disability” is not conceptualised as a personal characteristic but the result of the interaction of persons with a social environment prone to barriers that are capable of being overcome
- Identify and pursue opportunities to achieve outcomes in our designated practice areas that will have a broad positive impact on the realisation of the human rights of persons with disability
- Contribute to the positive development of the law as it impacts upon persons with disability and their associates at the State, National and International levels
- Support the work of disabled peoples’ organisations in Australia and internationally by contributing legal knowledge and expertise where this is relevant to their work and
- Build the capacity of disability rights and legal services in Australia.
Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN)
The Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN) is a network that works with a team of experts to bring together evidence-based resources and research. We make them more accessible to those working with, or interested in, children and young people who have been affected by trauma and grief.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
The Commission works in partnership with patients, carers, clinicians, the Australian, state and territory health systems, the private sector, managers and healthcare organisations to achieve a safe, high-quality and sustainable health system.
Key functions of the Commission include: developing national safety and quality standards, developing clinical care standards to improve the implementation of evidence-based health care, coordinating work in specific areas to improve outcomes for patients, and providing information, publications and resources about safety and quality.
The Commission works in four priority areas:
- patient safety
- partnering with patients, consumers and communities
- quality, cost and value
- supporting health professionals to provide care that is informed, supported and organised to deliver safe and high-quality care.
Australian Council of the Arts
The Australian Council is the Australian Government’s principle arts investment, development and advisory body.
We champion and invest in arts and creativity to benefit all Australians through an integrated suite of activities.
Australian Cyber Security Centre ACSC
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) leads the Australian Government’s efforts to improve cyber security. Our role is to help make Australia the most secure place to connect online.
We monitor cyber threats across the globe 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so we can alert Australians early on what to do.
Australian Digital Health Agency
When it comes to improving the health of all Australians, the role of digital innovation and connection is a vital part of a modern, accessible healthcare system. We seek to understand new and different ways to improve delivery and performance for digital health.
Australian Federal Police Missing Persons
The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is a non-operational arm of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The NMPCC was established in 2006 to drive national coordination in response to missing persons in Australia, and to complement the investigative role of State and Territory police. Its mandate is to reduce the incidence and impact of missing persons in Australia and as a function of the AFP, the NMPCC is funded by the Federal Government.
Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
As the peak national organisation for Australia’s community HIV response, AFAO (the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations) is recognised both globally and nationally for the leadership, policy expertise, health promotion, coordination and support we provide.
Through advocacy, policy and health promotion, we champion awareness, understanding and proactivity around HIV prevention, education, support and research. AFAO provides a voice for communities affected by HIV and leads the national conversation on HIV.
Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
We are responsible for matters relating to:
- environment protection and conservation of biodiversity
- air quality
- land contamination
- waste programs
- management of industrial chemicals
- administration of the Australian Antarctic Territory, and the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
- natural, built and cultural heritage
- environmental information and research
- ionospheric prediction
- co-ordination of sustainable communities policy
- urban environment
- water policy and resources
- environmental water use and resources relating to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder
- national water infrastructure investment
- development and co-ordination of domestic, community and household climate action
- climate change adaptation strategy and co-ordination
- co-ordination of climate change science activities
- development and co-ordination of international climate change policy
- international climate change negotiations
- greenhouse emissions and energy consumption reporting
- greenhouse gas abatement programs
- energy policy
- national energy market, including electricity, gas and liquid fuels
- national fuel quality standards
- renewable energy
- renewable energy target policy, regulation and co-ordination
- renewable energy technology development
- industrial energy efficiency
- energy efficiency
- energy-specific international obligations and activities.
Australian Government Department of Home Affairs
The Department is responsible for immigration and customs border policy, as well as:
- national security and law enforcement policy
- emergency management, including crisis management and disaster recovery
- counter terrorism policy and coordination
- cyber security policy and coordination
- countering foreign interference
- critical infrastructure protection
- multicultural affairs
- countering violent extremism programs
- transport security.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works with the 15 National Boards to help protect the public by regulating Australia’s registered health practitioners. Together, our primary role is to protect the public and set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet. Each Board has a health profession agreement with Ahpra that sets out fees, budget and the services provided by Ahpra.
Australian Human Rights Commission
The Department is responsible for immigration and customs border policy, as well as:
- national security and law enforcement policy
- emergency management, including crisis management and disaster recovery
- counter terrorism policy and coordination
- cyber security policy and coordination
- countering foreign interference
- critical infrastructure protection
- multicultural affairs
- countering violent extremism programs
- transport security.
Australian Immunisation Handbook
The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.
Australian Immunisation Register
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccines given to all people in Australia.
The AIR includes vaccines given:
- under the National Immunisation Program
- through school programs
- privately, such as for flu or travel.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet‘s mission is to contribute to improving the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and assist in ‘closing the gap’ by facilitating the sharing and exchange of relevant, high-quality knowledge.
We address our mission by:
- undertaking research
- disseminating relevant information
- facilitating information exchange
- providing internet and related training.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
We tell the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia and create opportunities for people to encounter, engage and be transformed by that story.
We support and facilitate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural resurgence.
We shape our national narrative.
Australian Institute of Food Safety
The Australian Institute of Food Safety provides quality food safety education and resources to thousands of food businesses and the general public.
Our team is passionate about helping to reduce food-borne illness in Australia and tackling other food issues, such as food waste and hunger. We believe the first step to achieving these goals is quality education.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Our role is to provide meaningful information and statistics for the benefit of the Australian people by:
- developing, maintaining and promoting statistical information standards for the health, community services and housing assistance sectors
- collecting and managing data on health and welfare issues, including from state, territory and federal government agencies
- analysing and releasing a range of health and welfare products (data and reports) to key policy areas, to support better policy and service delivery decisions
- enhancing data resources with the addition of new health and welfare data assets to the AIHW’s data holdings to fill data gaps in the health and welfare sectors
- modernising the presentation and availability of national health and welfare products to meet the needs of diverse audiences such as state, territory and federal government agencies, universities, research centres, and non-government organisations.
Australian Institute of Sport
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is the Australian Government agency responsible for supporting and investing in sport.
The ASC comprises; Sport Australia — responsible for driving the broader sport sector including participation, supporting activities linked to sport and sport industry growth, and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) – leading our high-performance sport system.
Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA)
The AMSA prioritises the wellbeing of all men valuing the role that Men’s Sheds play in the prevention of social isolation by providing a safe, friendly and welcoming place for men to work on meaningful projects and to contribute to the wider community.
The Australian Museum is a dynamic source of reliable scientific information and a touchstone for informed debate about some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges facing our region: the loss of biodiversity, a changing climate and the search for cultural identity.
Underpinning our research is an irreplaceable collection of international standing: over 22 million objects representing a timeline of the environmental and cultural histories of the Australian and Pacific regions.
Our collection holds many objects from Indigenous Australia and the Pacific, a record of human diversity and a living wellspring for regional cultural diversity.
Australian Museum: Dangerous Australians
Snakes, spiders, sharks and other dangerous animals.
Learn about the effects of snake venom and how spider bites are treated. Be on the defense when aggressive birds attack. Jellyfish can deliver a painful sting, but other marine animals can kill. Fish are usually seen as a food source, but the stinging stonefish elicit such pain to a person’s body that you may die from shock.
Discover more about what are Australia’s most dangerous animals!
Australian Organ Donor Register
You must be 16 or older to register your donation decision for after your death.
You can list your decision to donate for transplants, including which organs and tissue you want to donate.
You can’t use the register to donate your organs and tissue for research purposes.
It’s important to tell your family your decision about being an organ and tissue donor. This is because they’ll have the final say.
Your family need to agree to donate your organs and tissue when you die. They may be more likely to follow your wishes if they already know about them.
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
Lifeblood is funded by Australian governments to provide life-giving blood, plasma, transplantation and biological products for world-leading health outcomes.
We serve over 25 million people stretched across 7 million square kilometres. We’re united through the power of humanity to build a healthier nation.
Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
ASCIA’s purpose is to advance the science and practice of allergy and clinical immunology.
This is achieved by promoting the highest standard of medical practice, training, education and research, to improve the quality of life and health of people with immune system disorders. These include allergies, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.
Australian Taxation Office – People with Disability
If you have a disability, you and your carer could be eligible for tax and superannuation concessions and exemptions.
Australian Venom Research Unit
AVRU’s primary goal is to live up to our Mission Statement and become a centre of excellence in the Asia-Pacific Region for innovative and strategic research and information analysis on the neglected problem of envenoming by venomous animals, cultivating dynamic collaborative relationships and producing outcomes which benefit human health, well-being and development.
Autism Spectrum Australia
We are Australia’s largest service provider for people on the autism spectrum. Our specialised, evidence informed schools program is one of the largest in the world, with additional services that include information and advice, diagnostic assessments, behaviour support, parent and family support, and adult programs. We share evidence-informed autism practice and applied research nationwide.
AWAYE! presents diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia.
raisingchildren.net.au provides baby karaoke where you can play animated videos with the words and tunes of popular children’s songs and nursery rhymes.
Read and sing along to children’s favourites like Baa Baa Black Sheep, Rock-a-Bye Baby and Old MacDonald.
Be You aims to transform Australia’s approach to supporting children’s and young people’s mental health in early learning services and schools. Our vision is that every learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient, a place where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.
Beachsafe is brought to you by Surf Life Saving Australia as part of our ongoing commitment to education and safety in the aquatic environment.
The site includes current information and conditions for every beach in Australia. It shows patrol services, hazards and facilities as well as weather, swell and tide details. Beachsafe is designed to help you choose the right beach for your needs, so you can relax and enjoy your visit.
Staying safe and making the most of the coast requires knowledge and skills. The Surf Ed section of this website will help you learn about the beach, the science of the surf and the creatures in our oceans as well as surf skills and first aid. It’s all about helping you to enjoy our beautiful coast.
Better Health Channel
We provide health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in. This information is:
- quality-assured and reliable
- locally relevant
- easy to understand.
The information on our site aims to help people understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.
We are fully funded by the Victorian Government, with no commercial advertising or corporate sponsorship.
Beyond Blue works with the community to improve mental health and prevent suicide, so that all people in Australia can achieve their best possible mental health.
Through our Beyond 2020 Strategy, we are working across three strategic priorities:
Promoting mental health and wellbeing so people have greater knowledge, feel safe to talk openly about their issues and are supported to ask for help when they need to.
Being a trusted source of information, advice and support so we can all better understand how to maintain our mental health and take steps to recover from mental health conditions.
Working together to prevent suicide by playing a lead role in the national effort to prevent suicide through research, information, advice and support, and advocacy.
Beyond Blue: Dadvice
Becoming a dad can be a white-knuckled ride – exciting and terrifying at the same time. We’ve got some tips to help you along the way, as well as few things to keep in mind during the pregnancy.
Beyond Blue: Healthy Families
Healthy Families is all about giving you the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in your life – whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, a favourite uncle or an awesome auntie. We’re also here to help you take care of your own mental health and wellbeing, especially if you’re a new parent or about to become one.
Beyond Blue: Pregnancy and New Parents
Check out our information for new and expectant parents, covering everything from bonding with your baby to spotting the signs of anxiety and depression.
BINS4Blokes is an Australia-wide awareness and advocacy campaign promoting the installation of incontinence bins in male public toilet facilities.
Black Dog digital tools and apps
Online tools and mobile apps for your mental health and wellbeing developed and successfully tested through research trials that you can access anywhere at no cost.
Black Dog Institute
As the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, our aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.
We do this through ‘translational’ research. Integrating our research studies, education programs, digital tools and apps, clinical services, and public resources to discover new solutions, foster connections and create real-world change.
Our partnerships with people with lived experience, federal, state and local governments, communities, schools, corporate Australia and others in the mental health sector enables us to drive evidence-informed change in mental health where it’s needed most.
Black Rainbow is a national volunteer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB social enterprise to pursue positive health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB community located in the Top End capital, Darwin, Northern Territory.
We are the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. That means that we advocate for and provide support to people who have experiences of complex trauma and those who support them, personally and professionally.
Family Planning NSW is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services. We are experts on contraception, pregnancy options, sexually transmissible infections (STIs), sexuality and sexual function, menstruation, menopause, common gynaecological and vaginal problems, cervical screening, breast awareness and men’s sexual health.
Bowel Cancer Australia
Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading national charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
The Brain Foundation and its division Migraine & Headache Australia raises funds for much needed Australian research into brain diseases and disorders which touch so many.
Brain Injury Australia
Brain Injury Australia (BIA) is the central clearinghouse of information and gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury.
Breast Screen NSW
One in nine women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The best time to treat breast cancer is when it is still very small. Screening mammograms are the best way of finding breast cancer early.
Available 7 days a week on 1800 686 268. Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) counsellors are trained volunteers who provide counselling and breastfeeding information to any person seeking their help. All ABA counsellors have breastfed at least one baby for at least nine months.
Bring Up Respect
Stop it at the Start aims to help break the cycle of violence by encouraging adults to reflect on their attitudes, and have conversations about respect with young people.
The campaign is aimed at parents and family members of children aged 10–17, as well as the teachers, coaches, community leaders and employers of young people.
Since young people’s attitudes and behaviours are shaped by those around them, it’s important to expose them to positive influences where they live, work, learn and socialise. As adults, we need to recognise and reconcile our role as important influencers of the younger generation.
Bureau of Health Information
BHI produces independent reports and information about the performance of the NSW healthcare system.
Using advanced data analytics, data visualisation and communications, we deliver reports and information products that describe key aspects of healthcare performance for a range of audiences in ways that align with the priorities of consumer, healthcare and policy audiences.
Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones.
Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government.
Butterfly changes lives by providing innovative, evidence-based support services, treatment and resources, delivering prevention and early intervention programs and advocating for the needs of our community.
Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well-being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.
As Australia’s peak national non-government cancer control organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.
Cancer Institute NSW
We collect and use the latest cancer data, information and evidence to drive improvements in cancer outcomes. We are the largest funder of cancer research in the state, with a focus on the translation of research findings into clinical practice.
The Institute works with a broad range of stakeholders to deliver initiatives and programs that reduce the impact of cancer on our community.
Canrefer Cancer Referral Network
Canrefer is an online cancer services directory for residents of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It lists specialists, hospitals and services that provide diagnosis and treatment for people suspected of or diagnosed with cancer. Canrefer is administered by the Cancer Institute NSW.
Canteen is the only organisation in Australia dedicated to providing tailored support for young people impacted by cancer.
Care for kids ears
Care for Kids’ Ears helps parents, carers, teachers, teachers’ aides, early childhood workers and health professionals recognise and prevent ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
For people who give additional daily care to someone with a disability or medical condition, or an adult who is frail aged.
Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers.
If you care for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness, or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you.
A payment if you give constant care to someone who has a severe disability, illness, or an adult who is frail aged.
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level.
Our vision is an Australia that values and supports the contribution that carers make both to the people they care for and to the community as a whole.
Carers NSW is an association for relatives and friends who are caring for people with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.
Carers NSW Young Carers Program
Young carers are children and young people, 25 years or under, who help to support a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.
Carers: Services Australia
Payments and services if you provide temporary or ongoing care. Help if you need to take time off work to care for someone.
CareSearch: Palliative Care Knowledge Network
Palliative care evidence and tools for health professionals and information about death and dying for the whole community.
Centre for Maritime Safety
The Centre for Maritime Safety is responsible for evidence-based strategy, policy, and awareness campaigns, and key stakeholder relations for the Government’s maritime program and RMS is responsible for operational delivery of boating infrastructure, services to the boating public and on-water compliance programs.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
We offer a comprehensive range of neurological and physical supports – tailored to you – to help you achieve your goals. These supports include clinical management and therapy, and lifestyle, social and health programs.
We can also help with comprehensive assistive technology, home modifications, supported employment, supported accommodation and day programs designed to help you build your skills base.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers—having a Cervical Screening Test every 5 years is now the best way to prevent it.
Since the National Screening Program began in 1991, incidence and death from cervical cancer has halved in Australia.
Check Your Cancer Risk
Take 5 minutes to see how your everyday lifestyle choices can affect your risk of cancer.
Children and Media Australia
As Australia’s peak body representing children’s interests as digital and screen media users, we provide information, tools and resources to empower families to nurture their children in a safe and stimulating environment, while being a voice for evidence-based policy and practice at the societal level.
Children of Parents with Mental Illness (COPMI)
The COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) national initiative develops information for parents, their family and friends in support of these kids and young people.
CHOPs: Care of The Confused Hospitalised Older Persons
The overall aim of the Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons (CHOPs) program is to improve the experiences and outcomes of confused older people in hospital. It is a collaboration between the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC).
The specific objectives of CHOPs are to:
- design and prioritise principles for best practice care for older confused people in hospital
- tailor implementation to the needs of the older person, carers and families and the hospital teams
- share achievements, innovation and knowledge and embed systems into practice to sustain and spread improvements in the care of older confused people in hospital.
CIAP: Clinical Information Access Portal
CIAP provides clinical information to the NSW Public Health system to support evidence-based practice at the point of care.
Clinical Excellence Commission
Established in 2004, the board-governed Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) is one of five pillars of the NSW health system. Pillar agencies provide specialist services and support to frontline health teams in hospitals and care settings.
The role of the CEC, detailed in a determination of functions in 2012, is to lead, support and promote improved safety and quality in clinical care across the NSW health system through consultation and collaboration with clinicians, health consumers, other pillars and the NSW Ministry of Health.
Close the Gap: Indigenous Health Campaign
We aim to close the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health gap. We want to do this by implementing a human rights based approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Cochrane is an independent, not-for-profit organisation made up of 37,000 contributors from 130 countries. We work together to make the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful and accessible for individuals, organisations and governments around the world.
Cochrane produces trusted health information in the form of systematic reviews that are free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Our evidence underpins and informs the daily decisions of clinicians, patients and carers, researchers, policymakers and funding bodies. Our work is recognised as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.
Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association
Our vision is a fair deal for pensioners of all ages, low-income retirees and people on low-incomes within a fair and just society in which people have adequate living standards and equitable access to the services they need, their rights, needs, concerns and aspirations are respected; and they have a say in the decisions which affect their lives.
Community transport is a service for eligible seniors, pensioners, those with accessibility needs or those who have limited access to public transport.
If you need transport to medical appointments or someone to help you with errands, you may be eligible for community transport services.
The service is especially designed to help you get to medical appointments, participate in social activities, do your shopping and maintain independent living at home.
Constable Kenny Koala
ACT Policing’s Constable Kenny Koala program is designed to educate child care and primary-aged school children between three to 12 years of age on a range of safety themes, and to encourage them to turn to police for help and advice.
Consumers Health Forum of Australia
CHF is Australia’s leading advocate on consumer health care issues.
We work to achieve safe, good quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by the best health information and systems the country can afford.
Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)
CAPS is an Australian Government program. It provides a payment to eligible people, to help with some of the costs of buying continence products.
Continence Foundation of Australia
The Continence Foundation of Australia exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder, bowel and pelvic floor health.
Coroners ensure that all sudden, unexpected or unexplained deaths, suspected deaths, fires and explosions are properly investigated.
COTA for Older Australians
We promote the rights, interests and good futures of Australians as we age.
Council for Intellectual Disability
We are a disability rights organisation led by people with intellectual disability.
Counselling Online is a free and confidential service that provides 24/7 support to people across Australia affected by alcohol or drug use.
CSIRO: Education Programs
We offer a range of programs nationally, all designed to bring real science to life in our classrooms and communities. All our resources are curriculum aligned and use best practice STEM teaching methods, catering for primary to secondary schooling, and on to tertiary education and early career opportunities.
Cystic Fibrosis Australia
DAA: Diet and nutrition health advice
As the leading voice of nutrition in Australia, we’re helping build healthy communities. Read our advice to learn how diet and nutrition can improve your health and wellbeing.
Deadly Choices Radio
Deadly Choices Radio is weekly hour long radio show encouraging mob to make Deadly Choices. Featuring DC Ambassadors and special guests.
The Deadly Tots project was funded by the Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Strategy (ACYFS) to develop resources that promote the key messages and share the latest information on children’s social, emotional and intellectual development with families and communities of Indigenous children. The resources developed by the Deadly Tots project include: The Love, Yarn, Sing, Read, Play flip chart; A Height Chart; The Love, Yarn, Sing, Read, Play song; Facebook page; and the Deadly Tots Website.
Deaf Australia was founded in 1986 as a not-for-profit organisation that represents all Deaf, hard of hearing people and others who are fluent and knowledgeable about Auslan.
Deaf Connect is the largest whole-of-life service provider for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing Australians, with offices across Queensland and New South Wales, as well in Adelaide, Melbourne and Darwin.
Our focus is on community and empowerment, supporting Deaf Australians and their families to make choices and actions to thrive in life, while delivering on a national agenda to improve equity for the Deaf community, and to remove systemic cultural and language barriers.
DeafNav is a neutral, centralised portal that helps you better understand, access and connect with the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, Dementia Australia is here for you.
We exist to support and empower the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia and almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia yet remains one of the most challenging and misunderstood conditions.
Department of Communities and Justice
The Department of Communities and Justice works with children, adults, families and communities to deliver services with a unified and collaborative approach with the objective of achieving a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community.
Department of Education
The Department of Education creates opportunities and drives better outcomes through access to quality education and learning.
Department of Health and Aged Care: Dental Health
Having healthy teeth, mouth and gums is important for your general health and wellbeing. It means you can eat, drink and speak without pain or discomfort. Find out what we’re doing to support dental health services in Australia.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is a department of the Australian Government. We provide support, services and information for:
- veterans and their dependants
- serving and former serving ADF members
- war widow/ers
- Australian British Nuclear Tests participants
- members of the Australian Federal Police and
- students, teachers and historians.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs: Heart Health Program
The Heart Health Programme aims to help you increase your physical health and wellbeing through practical exercise, nutrition and lifestyle management support. It is a 52-week programme and includes two physical activity sessions per week that are tailored to meet your needs and 12 health educational seminars..
Diabetes Australia is a respected and valued source of information, advice and views utilised by government and the community. Our credibility and independence as a national voice allows us to translate knowledge and evidence into advocacy and programs for diabetes.
Diabetes Australia – Keep Sight
Many Australians with diabetes miss out on regular diabetes eye checks. They might not be aware of how important they are, or they simply struggle to fit them in to their busy lives.
That’s why KeepSight has been developed – we want to make easier for people to get their eyes checked, and to avoid eye problems that can lead to vision loss.
Dietitians Australia: Recipes
Browse our range of healthy recipes. From soups and snacks to smoothies and salads, these recipes are simple, quick and delicious. Browse by course, cuisine or ingredient.
Disability Council NSW
The Disability Council NSW is the official advisory body to the NSW Government on matters relating to people with disability and disability inclusion.
Disability parking permits in NSW
If you have a temporary or permanent condition that affects your mobility, you may be eligible for the NSW Mobility Parking Scheme.
Domestic, family and sexual violence
How to get help and support, emergency housing, understanding domestic and sexual violence, sexual consent and the law, legal help, how to stay safe.
Organ and tissue donation can save and transform the lives of people who, in many cases, are seriously ill or dying.
Everyone over the age of 16 can register to donate their organs and tissues.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, or even if you think you are unhealthy.
Make sure you talk to your family about your decision.
Eat For Health
Australian Dietary Guidelines – Advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.
Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)
The NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) is a statewide unit responsible for workforce development in the specialist areas of prevention and response to violence, abuse and neglect. This includes creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that is safe and comfortable for all people and communities, including Aboriginal communities, people from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, people with disability and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & intersex (LGBTQI) community.
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health (the Embrace Project) is run by Mental Health Australia and provides a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Emerging Minds develops mental health policy, interventions, in-person and online training, programs and resources in response to the needs of professionals, children and their families.
We partner with family members, national and international organisations to implement evidence-based practice into the Australian context. Our resources are freely available at this web hub.
enableme is a place to talk to, and seek support from other people who have ‘been there’. It is a place to ask questions, to find the answers that you need and to set recovery goals.
It is a place where you can offer support, encourage others, and share your experiences; because you are not alone, you are part of a bigger community of people who stand side by side facing life after stroke.
EnableNSW provides assistive technology and related services to people in NSW with specific, short term or ongoing health needs to assist them to live safely at home. We also provide financial assistance for people who have to travel significant distances to access specialist medical treatment which is not available locally.
We’re committed to working with our communities to virtually put a stop to new HIV transmissions, and one of the key ways to achieving that is by getting everyone at risk of HIV to test regularly.
Epilepsy Action Australia
As the national leading authority on epilepsy, Epilepsy Action improves and saves lives by offering the following key services:
- a nationwide network of Epilepsy Nurse Educators providing education and services via phone, internet, teleconferencing and in the community
- individualised service plans and seizure management plans
- online access to quality information, resources and self-management tools
- psychological, social and emotional support
- access to a network of specialist providers
Equality Australia exists to improve the wellbeing and circumstances of LGBTIQ+ people in Australia and their families by:
- Relieving distress and disadvantage to LGBTQI+ people;
- Reducing the prevalence and relieving the effects of depression, suicide, anxiety, bullying, and homelessness they experience;
- Reducing the stigma and discrimination they experience;
- Advancing and promoting equality and inclusion; and
- Enhancing their actual, and sense of safety, security and acceptance.
We are the world’s first government agency dedicated to keeping people safer online.
We started operations in 2015 as the Children’s eSafety Commissioner and we are now at the forefront of the fight against online risks and harms faced by adults as well as children.
We are a fast-growing team of educators, investigators, lawyers, policy analysts, technology experts, digital specialists and other professionals who share one goal – a safer and more positive online experience for all Australians.
Everymind is a leading Institute dedicated to the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide. We have been delivering successful mental health and suicide prevention programs for over 30 years.
Exercise is Medicine Australia
EIM Australia is focused on encouraging health care providers, with a specific focus on doctors, nurses and aboriginal health workers, to review and assess every patient’s physical activity levels at every visit. Patients should be counselled on exercise regimens and provided with an exercise prescription or referral to an accredited exercise physiologist, accredited exercise scientist or appropriately qualified allied health professional.
Exercise Right is a public awareness campaign created by Exercise & Sports Science Australia. We aim to inspire all Australians to be healthier and more active.
We want everyone, especially those living with chronic conditions, illness, and injury, to know how to “exercise right” for their specific needs. To do that, we get expert advice from the most qualified exercise professionals in Australia.
Family Planning NSW
Family Planning Australia is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services.
We are experts on reproductive and sexual health and provide clinical services and health information to people throughout NSW.
Family Relationship Advice Line
The Family Relationship Advice Line (1800 050 321) is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm local time Saturday 10am to 4pm local time. Closed Sundays and national public holidays.
Family Relationships Online
Information for all families – whether together or separated – about family relationship issues. Find out about a range of services to assist families manage relationship issues, including helping families agree on arrangements for children after parents separate.
Our mission is to improve the wellbeing and productivity of Australian agriculture through enhanced health and safety awareness and practices.
Federal Register of Legislation
The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relationships between them.
The Legislation Register is managed by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in accordance with the Legislation Act 2003.
Find a Clinical Psychologist
Clinical psychologists have specialised training in the assessment and diagnosis of mental health problems and the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological problems. They are trained in the delivery of a wide range of psychological therapies and approaches with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health difficulties.
Find a NSW Public Library
Public libraries in NSW directory provides addresses, contact details and opening hours for all NSW public libraries.
Find the meaning of an Aboriginal Word
A guide which steps you through the process of finding the English meaning of an Aboriginal word.
Finish with the Right Stuff
Finish with the Right Stuff is a free NSW Health program that helps junior sports clubs to promote water as the drink of choice and have healthy food options for children and patrons.
Fire and Rescue NSW
FRNSW is one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services and is the busiest in Australia. Our overriding purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life, and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, property, environment and economy of NSW.
First Australians – SBS
The history of Australia from an Indigenous peoples’ perspective, beginning with the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney and ending in 1993 with Eddie Kolki Mabo’s legal challenge.
Food Smart is a free online program to help NSW households reduce food waste.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is a statutory authority in the Australian Government Health portfolio. FSANZ develops food standards for Australia and New Zealand.
Foot Health Australia
Foot Health Australia is the ‘go-to’ foot health resource for all Australians. Our mission for Foot Health Australia is to raise awareness of good foot health and the role of podiatry. Foot Health Australia is produced and maintained by the Australian Podiatry Association.
Forward Ability Support
Forward embodies the idea that no matter where any of us may be physically or mentally, there is always the opportunity to move forward.
Having worked closely with people living with a spinal cord injury since 1961, our focus is on finding solutions that give you every opportunity to achieve any goal you set for yourself. We’re here to help you with whatever it is you need to live a life that matters to you.
GambleAware’s purpose is to work towards zero gambling-related harm in NSW through research, education and support for individuals and communities.
The Gender Centre Inc. is the peak state-wide multidisciplinary center of excellence providing a broad range of specialised services that enables the exploration of gender identity and assistance with the alleviation of gender dysphoria.
We support trans and gender expressive people at every stage of their journey as they explore their authentic sense of self.
Get Healthy in Pregnancy
Get Healthy in Pregnancy is a free NSW Government service for all pregnant women in NSW. Professional phone-based health coaches support you to develop motivation and tools to help you stay healthy during your journey from pregnancy, to birth and beyond.
Get Healthy Service
Your free NSW Health service can help provide you with the support and motivation you need to reach your own healthy lifestyle goals.
Our purpose is to improve the lives of people with glaucoma and those at risk, by increasing early detection and positive treatment outcomes through education, advocacy, and research. We empower individuals to understand and take an active interest in their own eye health, we promote research, innovation and work collaboratively with health care professionals.
Glycemic Index Foundation
The Glycemic Index Foundation is committed to providing the community with information and the tools required to improve its overall health through scientifically-backed low GI healthy eating principles.
Go4Fun is a free program for NSW children aged 7 to 13 who are above a healthy weight, and their families. Run by trained health and community professionals, it’s a fun way to build self-esteem and learn about eating well, staying active and living a healthy life.
Good Sports is Australia’s largest community health sports program. It has been helping build strong community sporting clubs across Australia for over 20 years.
Designed for busy sports clubs, Good Sports takes the guess work out of complying with legal requirements and gives you the upper hand when it comes to attracting funding, new members and volunteers.
Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council
As the independent authority on the nutrition and health benefits of grains and legumes, GLNCs mission is to promote grains & legumes as part of a balanced diet through evidence-based information, while supporting the industry to benefit all Australians.
NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal NCAT’s Guardianship Division makes decisions about people who have a decision making disability.
Guide Dogs Australia
Guide Dogs Australia, in collaboration with its state and territory-based organisations, delivers essential services to children, teenagers, adults, and older Australians who are blind or have low vision in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.
We are the support and advocacy group for people affected by haemochromatosis, their families and loved ones. We aim to provide support for people with the disorder and to increase awareness of haemochromatosis in the general public and the medical and health professions.
Information about having a baby, fostering or adopting a child and pregnancy and birth care.
Head to Health
Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.
Provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.
Whether you are trying to improve your own sense of wellbeing, looking for help with something that is bothering you, or helping someone you care about—Head to Health is a good place to start.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We began in 2006, and ever since we’ve provided early intervention mental health services to 12-25-year-olds.
Each year, we help thousands of young people and their family and friends, access vital support through our headspace services in over 154 communities across Australia, our online and phone counselling services, our vocational services, and our presence in schools.
Health Care Complaints Commission
The Health Care Complaints Commission acts to protect public health and safety by resolving, investigating and prosecuting complaints about health care.
Health Consumers NSW
We support and help health consumers to be a voice for themselves and their communities. We do this through:
- training and mentoring for health consumer representatives, so they can be powerful advocates for themselves and others
- training for health services, so they build patient-centred care and consumer partnerships and feedback into their strategies and systems
- our ‘request-a-rep’ service for health organisations who want genuine input from consumers
- representation of consumers through submissions and seats on key government and health service committees
- our online tools and resources hub, newsletters and social media channels.
We do not offer a personal advocacy service and we don’t handle personal complaints about a health service you received. But we can help you to find the right person to talk to.
Health Direct: Symptom Checker
With Symptom Checker you can find out:
- what to do – advice on the next healthcare steps, whether it’s self-care, talking to a health professional, going to a hospital or calling triple zero (000)
- where to go – information on local healthcare services appropriate to the “what to do” advice
- more about your symptoms – links to further information about their symptoms, and possible causes, from trusted Australian healthcare organisations.
Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) is a leading provider of high quality training and education to support more than 110,000 clinical and non-clinical staff, trainers, managers and leaders across the NSW health system.
Health Star Rating
The Health Star Rating is a front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from ½ a star to 5 stars. It provides a quick, easy, standard way to compare similar packaged foods. The more stars, the healthier the choice.
Health Translations is a free online library of high-quality translated Australian health and wellbeing information.
Aimed at Australian health practitioners and people who work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the site provides quick access to a wealth of reliable resources.
Our core business is providing 24/7 health information, advice and referral for all Australians no matter where they live and when they need help. Funded by government, Healthdirect Australia is the national virtual public health information service.
HealthStats NSW is a ‘one-stop-shop’ public website bringing together data from many sources to produce statistical information about the health of the NSW population. Users can view and download data and select indicators to produce tailored reports that provide insights into a wide range of health determinants and outcomes, including:
- the health status of the NSW population
- health inequalities and the determinants of health
- the major causes of disease and injury and current health challenges
- trends in health and comparisons between age groups and geographic locations.
The data in HealthStats NSW cover a range of health risk factors, diseases, locations, and specific populations.
Healthy Bones Australia
Healthy Bones Australia (HBA), formerly Osteoporosis Australia, is a national non-for-profit organisation and the leading consumer body to reduce broken bones and improve bone health across Australia.
Healthy Eating Active Living
Healthy Eating and Active Living offers tips, tools and free programs that support a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.
This initiative aligns with the NSW Government’s Healthy Eating and Active Living Strategy, which is committed to supporting a healthy community in NSW and reducing the impact of lifestyle-related chronic disease.
Find out more about the free programs and tools and tips you can use to eat healthier and get active.
Healthy Kids Association
Healthy Kids Association is a not-for-profit, non-government health promotion charity based in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to promote and influence healthy food choices for children. Healthy Kids Association provides a wide range of services targeting school canteens, teachers, parents, the food industry, other health promotion organisations and government departments.
Healthy Living Apps Guide
Looking for a healthy living app? Check out over 300 apps rated. Search by category, device, age group and pricing to find the app that suits you. Find out more at Vic Health
Our aim is to make the information we provide available to everybody, regardless of gender, age, education, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. To do this, we collaborate with Australia’s leading researchers, specialists, clinicians and educators to develop information that fills the gaps in men’s health.
Healthy Male is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.
With a dedicated team, we are the nation’s largest provider of government-funded hearing services for children, young adults under 26, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, pensioners and veterans.
The Heart Foundation has been the trusted peak body working to improve heart disease prevention, detection, and support for all Australians.
Heart Research Australia
Our goal is to reduce the devastating impact heart disease has on families and the community. The focus is seed-funding for cardiac researchers to investigate new areas. The aim is to make their work competitive for grants from national bodies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Hello Sunday Morning
Hello Sunday Morning’s Daybreak app is a free resource designed to assist people in changing their relationship with alcohol. The app provides access to private chats with professional Daybreak coaches, an anonymous and supportive community and a comprehensive library of behavioural experiments, built by clinicians and designed to help people develop the skills they need to change their relationship with alcohol.
We lead Australia’s community response to viral hepatitis by:
- listening to, understanding and articulating the needs of people impacted by viral hepatitis
- promoting public health policies and investment decisions that support the elimination of viral hepatitis
- providing viral hepatitis information and education to improve health literacy and health outcomes
- supporting our member organisations to deliver best practice programs at a local level
- working collaboratively with our member organisations and national partners to drive required action.
We provide information, support, referral and advocacy for people affected by viral hepatitis in NSW. We also provide workforce development and education services both to prevent the transmission of viral hepatitis and to improve services for those affected by it.
Home Modification Information Clearinghouse
The Home Modification and Maintenance Services (HMMS) program delivers an important service to support frail older people, people with a disability and their carers to remain at home. Under this program, there are approximately ninety Home Maintenance and Modification service outlets in NSW.
Hormones Australia is an initiative of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA). Its purpose is to increase awareness and provide information about hormones and how they affect the body, as well as information about common hormone-related conditions.
Housing and Homelessness
Find out how we can help you find or keep your housing, how to apply for private rental assistance or social housing, understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or request help with a property and find out more about management transfers.
How Is Dad Going?
Becoming a new dad is a life-changing event. Even when change is positive, it can still be challenging. Having mixed and complex emotions as an expecting or new dad is completley normal, but these can be confronting emotions to manage.
If you’re not feeling yourself, it’s important to know that you don’t have to suck it up.
Here you’ll find useful information about fatherhood and mental wellbeing.
This service provides information on methods of quitting, getting started and staying quit.
ID Health Education
Free e-learning for carers, health professionals and disability professionals. Our goal is to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence – leading to better health and wellbeing for people with an intellectual disability.
Incontinence in Confidence
Bladder and bowel control problems can impact many parts of your life. In some cases, it can make you feel uneasy about hanging out with your friends. Lots of people worry that they’ll be teased if they have an accident in front of their friends. It’s normal to feel limited by incontinence at times, but by building your confidence you’ll be prepped to face any of life’s challenges.
Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Reading Opens Doors – that is, doors to future opportunities and choices. Our purpose is to invest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities to provide the tools and resources they request to shape the direction of their children’s literacy future.
Indigenous Marathon Foundation
The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) is a health promotion charity that uses running to celebrate Indigenous resilience and achievement, and create inspirational Indigenous leaders.
This website is designed to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Government policies and programs and raise awareness about the initiatives that affect you most.
Inner City Legal Centre
Access to justice for all vulnerable people (in NSW), particularly those who identify as LGBTIQ.
ICLC empowers its clients and stakeholders through advice, representation, CLE, law reform and partnerships with supportive organisations.
The mission of InsideRadiology is to be the leading Australasian resource on clinical radiology tests, procedures, and interventions, providing up-to-date information to health consumers and health professionals and improving doctor-patient communication. InsideRadiology has two key audiences: health consumers (patients, their families and friends); and health professionals (referring clinicians and allied health professionals).
InsideOut is Australia’s national institute for research, translation and clinical excellence in eating disorders. With resources, rigour and perseverance we aim to transform the landscape for people with eating disorders in this country, and ultimately find a cure.
The Institute comprises a team of expert researchers, clinicians and public policy-makers committed to ensuring every person with an eating disorder has access to the best possible care.
Intellectual Disability Mental Health Connect
Intellectual Disability Mental Health Connect aims to help people with intellectual disability get the right services and support for their mental health. It has information for people with intellectual disability, their supporters, and professionals.
This website is aimed at people who live in NSW Australia. However, people who do not live in NSW may still be able to use the information.
Intersex Human Rights Australia
Intersex Human Rights Australia Ltd is an independent support, education and policy development organisation, by and for people with intersex variations or traits. Our work focuses on human rights, bodily autonomy and self-determination, and on evidence-based, patient-directed healthcare.
Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)
IPTAAS is the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme. This is a NSW Government scheme providing financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs when a patient needs to travel long distances for treatment that is not available locally.
Jean Hailes For Women’s Health
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women’s health across Australia through every life stage.
JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers. Created by the Australian Government, it brings together the information and resources that can ‘drive disability employment’.
Our commitment to supporting Australian families when and where they need us has seen our range and reach of services significantly grow, with face-to-face and virtual models of care and an extensive suite of programs to support some of the State’s most vulnerable communities.
Get the support and find resources to help you manage and treat kidney disease.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
Kidsafe NSW is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional serious injury and death of children through education, advocacy and research.
We are committed to championing environmental and legislative improvements while also inspiring behavioural change that will help keep children safe.
Kitchen Garden Foundation
Know Pathology Know Healthcare
The purpose of Know Pathology Know Healthcare and all resources on this website is to help the Australian public improve their own health literacy and to inform them about what pathology is and the important role it plays in their healthcare.
Know Your Noise
The purpose of the Know Your Noise website is to provide accurate and meaningful information about noise exposure and its impact on your hearing health.
It’s a place where you can get personalised information that’s directly relevant to your own situation.
You can find out whether your levels of noise exposure (at work and play) are putting you at risk of hearing damage, and you can take a hearing test to see how well you hear in a noisy background.
Law Access NSW
LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.
Law Term Finder
LawTermFinder is a free online dictionary of the words and phrases used in Australia Family Law and mediation services.
Legal Aid NSW
Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminal, family and civil law.
Legal Aid NSW also assists people experiencing domestic and family violence.
Our services include:
- free legal advice to disadvantaged people about issues that affect them. Call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 to find out if you can get legal advice.
- legal representation for eligible clients, provided through duty services and case grants for ongoing representation
- family dispute resolution services to parties in a family law dispute
- free workshops and webinars for the public and community organisations
- free legal information written in plain English to help people resolve their legal problems
- specialist services for particular groups in the community.
Let Them Know
This website has been developed by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre to help people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Syphilis and Trichomonas to tell their sexual partners that they might also be at risk. It also provides local service information for:
- ACT residents, this is supported by Canberra Sexual Health Centre.
- NSW health residents, this is supported by NSW STI Programs Unit.
- Qld residents, this is supported by Qld Department of Health Sexual Health website.
The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia’s peak body for blood cancer, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex, queer and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people.
We recognise that people’s genders, bodies, relationships and sexualities affect their health and wellbeing in every domain of their life.
We are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. We are committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.
Limbs 4 Life
We empower amputees with knowledge and support to make a real difference, because no one should have to go through limb loss alone.
Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
For information, assessment or referral to homelessness services and support in NSW, call Link2home.
- Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463
- Link2home Homelessness 1800 152 152
- Link2Home Veterans and Ex-Service 1800 326 989
- Child Protection Helpline 13 2111
We help people take control of their health and act to halt and reverse their liver damage.
We connect liver patients to vital resources and services to help them manage their condition and achieve a better quality of life.
We fund life-changing research and deliver support that gives hope to people living with liver disease or liver cancer.
We advocate for policy change and champion equitable access to treatment and care.
We offer a holistic view of all causes of liver disease in children and adults.
Love Talk Sing Read Play
Welcome to Love Talk Sing Read Play, this site has been developed by parents who are health workers, for parents who want to have the latest evidence based information on children’s emotional and social development. The information is told through the stories of Jack and his friends which we hope will be interesting and offer you ideas and tips that you can relate to your children.
Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity and leading peak body of its kind in Australia that funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to people living with lung disease or lung cancer.
Since 1990, we have been working to ensure lung health is a priority for all, from promoting lung health and early diagnosis, advocating for policy change and research investment, raising awareness about the symptoms and prevalence of lung disease and championing equitable access to treatment and care.
M.E.R.I.T (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment)
The Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program is a voluntary, pre-plea program for adults in the Local Court who have issues related to their alcohol and other drug use.
MERIT provides access to a wide range of alcohol and other drug treatment services for 12 weeks while court matters are adjourned. MERIT has operated since 2000 and is currently available at 62 of the 137 Local Courts in NSW.
Macular Disease Foundation Australia
Macular Disease Foundation Australia is the national peak body representing the interests of the 8.5m Australians living with or at risk of macular disease and their families.
Map of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and medical services
This interactive map of Australia enables you to search for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health/Medical Services by state or territory. The services shown on the map are members of state and territory peak bodies as well as the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the peak body representing ACCHS across Australia.
Master Locksmith Access Key
The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) system is an MLAA initiative that allows people with disability access to dedicated public facilities, including facilities in National Parks and many Council municipalities, elevators at railway stations, the new Changing Places facilities throughout Australia, disabled toilets that are locked, and even the Liberty Swing.
High Security Master Keyed Systems are designed to incorporate a Top-Level Master Key or Grand Master Key that can open all locks on a site, even if different areas have different dedicated keys. It was launched back in 1994 as a joint venture between Pittwater Council, ACROD and the MLAA, before being implemented Nationally.
People with a disability are able to purchase an MLAK key that will open all doors, toilets, playground equipment and other facilities fitted with a lock that uses the special MLAK cylinder.
Men’s Referral Service
The Men’s Referral Service (MRS) provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to men to help them take action to stop using violent and controlling behaviour.
MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.
Mental Health Australia
Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.
Mental Health Carers NSW
Mental Health Carers NSW (‘MHCN’, formerly Arafmi NSW) is a non-government organisation. We are the peak body for mental health carers in NSW. We engage in systemic advocacy to reflect the voices and needs of carers and drive change in the mental health system.
Mental Health Line
If you or someone you know needs help, the Mental Health Line offers:
- professional help and advice
- referrals to local mental health services.
It is staffed by mental health professionals who will ask questions to determine if you or, the person you are concerned about, needs ongoing mental health care and how urgently it is needed.
They can put you in contact with the most relevant mental health service for children, teens, adults and older people.
The Mental Health Line is available to everyone in NSW and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1800 011 511.
Migraine & Headache Australia
Migraine & Headache Australia is the only organisation in Australia that has supported the more than 5 million Australians affected by headache and migraine for over 20 years. Migraine & Headache Australia is a division of the Brain Foundation.
MindSpot supports Australian adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and chronic pain. All of our services are free, confidential, and online, and provide optional access to qualified therapists.
We are a non-for-profit mental health service funded by the Australian government. Our team of experienced mental health professionals have supported more than 200,000 Australians.
Changing the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth in Australia.
We’re leading change, building social inclusion and advocating for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered and surrounded by people that support them.
We help Australians take control of their money with free tools, tips and guidance.
So you can focus on what really matters.
We are the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. We know what works for men – and what doesn’t.
Mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer – we’re taking them all on.
Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.
We are MS Australia, Australia’s national multiple sclerosis (MS) not-for-profit organisation that empowers researchers to identify ways to treat, prevent and cure MS, seeks sustained and systemic policy change via advocacy, and acts as the champion for Australia’s community of people affected by MS.
Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service
The Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) works with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in NSW to improve health and well-being in relation to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
The service works with more than 20 language groups and implements a range of health promotion, community development and media initiatives, as well as offering individual assistance to people living with HIV.
Multicultural NSW provides high-quality, professional and efficient interpreting and translation services. Our fully accredited interpreters speak more than 100 languages and our translation services are available across more than 100 Service NSW centres in NSW.
The MumBubVax team has developed a website, resources and training materials to provide expectant parents and healthcare providers with the best available information about vaccines in pregnancy.
MumBubVax contains information about the safety, effectiveness and importance of maternal vaccines, and the vaccines recommended for babies and children.
We developed the materials in partnership with pregnant women, midwives and GPs because we wanted to be sure we were providing them with information that they really want and need.
Munch & Move
Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time (e.g. watching TV or DVDs, playing on computers and small hand-held games devices).
My Aged Care
If you need some help around the house or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care is here to help.
myfuture provides resources to explore career pathways and tools to develop self-knowledge to help with career decision-making.
My Health Record
My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information.
When you have a My Health Record, your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time – even if you move or travel interstate.
When you’re visiting a GP for a check-up, or in an emergency room following an accident and are unable to talk, healthcare providers involved in your care can access important health information.
My Skills is an Australian Government initiative that lets you search for and compare, nationally recognised training courses and providers.
NAPCAN’s strategy is to support and encourage changes in individual and community behaviour to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Oganisation (NACCHO)
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. Our organisation provides advice and guidance to the Australian Government on policy and budget matters while advocating for community-developed health solutions that contribute to the quality of life and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
National Acoustic Laboratories
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, our mission is to lead the world in hearing research and evidence-based innovation to improve hearing health and transform the lives of people with hearing difficulties
National Alcohol and Drug Knowledgebase
This website draws on the highest quality Australian data to provide accurate and easy-to-understand information about alcohol and other drugs.
National Association for Loss And Grief (NSW) Inc
The National Association for Loss and Grief (NSW) Inc is a not for profit organisation, formed in 1977 following the Granville Train Disaster, to act as a support network for people experiencing loss and grief.
The organisation continues to provide a service to individuals, families and communities through its Grief Support service and now has branches in Dubbo (Head Office), Mudgee, Hunter and Sydney (Telephone).
National Asthma Council Australia
The National Asthma Council Australia exists to build the capabilities for people to breathe well and facilitate best-practice care for people with asthma and allergies.
National Auslan Booking and Payment Service
NABS is the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service.
We provide interpreters to Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people who use sign language.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program aims to reduce deaths from bowel cancer by detecting the early signs of the disease. Eligible Australians from 50 to 74 years of age are sent a free, simple test that is done at home. Find out how the program works and how to do the test.
National Debt Helpline
National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. We’re not a lender and we don’t ‘sell’ anything or make money from you. Our professional financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.
National Eating Disorders Collaboration
NEDC is an initiative of the Australian eating disorder sector funded by the Australian Government and dedicated to developing and implementing a nationally consistent, evidence-based system of care for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.
National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI)
Effective hand hygiene is a fundamental infection prevention and control strategy. Performing hand hygiene as part of patient care can prevent the spread of disease and contamination of the healthcare environment.
National Healthy School Canteens
National Healthy School Canteens is part of the Australian Better Health initiative assisting school canteens to provide healthy food choices.
National Indigenous Postvention Service (NIPS)
We provide emotional and practical support to families impacted by a loss from suicide or other traumatic event.
National Mental Health Commission
The Commission monitors and reports on investment in mental health and suicide prevention initiatives, provides evidence based policy advice to Government and disseminates information on ways to continuously improve Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention systems, and acts as a catalyst for change to achieve those improvements. This includes increasing accountability and transparency in mental health through the provision of independent reports and advice to the Australian Government and the community.
We work with stakeholders, particularly people with living experience of mental health, their families and other support people to ensure mental health reforms are collectively owned and actioned.
We work across all areas that promote mental health and prevent mental illness and suicide – not just government and not just health, but education, housing, employment, human services and social support, so that all Australians achieve the best possible mental health and wellbeing.
National Public Toilet Map
The National Public Toilet Map shows the location of more than 19,000 public and private public facilities across Australia, including toilets, adult change and baby care. Information is provided about each toilet, such as location, accessibility details, opening hours and features like sharps disposal and showers.
The Toilet Map improves independence and quality of life for the estimated 4.8 million Australians who are affected by incontinence. It is also convenient for people with young families and those holidaying or travelling to new locations.
National Redress Scheme
The National Redress Scheme provides support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
- acknowledges that many children were sexually abused in Australian institutions
- holds institutions accountable for this abuse, and
- helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a Redress payment.
The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.
National Relay Service
If you are deaf and/or find it hard hearing or speaking with people who use a phone, the National Relay Service (NRS) can help you.
- A call through the NRS lets you communicate with a hearing person who is using a phone even if you can’t hear or don’t use your voice.
- The NRS has specially trained staff called Relay Officers who help with every call.
- Depending on the type of call, a Relay Officer will change voice to text or text tovoice and AUSLAN to English or English to AUSLAN.
- Relay officers stay on the line throughout each call to help it go smoothly, but don’t change or get in the way of what is being said.
- Except for calls made through Video Relay, the NRS is available 24 Hours a day, every day.
- Depending on your hearing and speech, and equipment you have, you can choose from one or more relay call types.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.
Neuroscience Research Australia NeuRA
Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Sydney, Australia. As a leader in brain and nervous system research, our goal is to prevent, treat and cure brain and nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research.
Some of the many aspects of neuroscience we explore include:
- Degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias
- Mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
- Developmental disorders such as autism and Asperger’s syndrome
- Neurological disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea, nerve damage and chronic pain
- Falls and Balance in the elderly
- Rehabilitation after stroke and spinal cord injury
- Increasing the safety of car travel for children and adults.
Nip Allergies in the Bub
Currently affecting more than 4 million Australians, the rapid and continuing rise of allergic diseases has become a serious public health issue requiring action by all levels of government and the community.
To address these issues, leading medical and patient allergy organisations, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), have developed the first National Allergy Strategy for Australia in collaboration with other stakeholder organisations.
No To Violence
No to Violence works with men who use family violence, and the sector that supports them to change their abusive and violent behaviour.
NSW Ageing and Disability Commission
The purpose of the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission is to:
- raise community awareness to reduce and prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people and adults with disability
- receive and respond to reports or allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of an older person or adult with disability
- provide support and information to those at need
- run an investigation (if required)
- report and advise the government on related systemic issues.
NSW Department of Education
The NSW Department of Education provides information on a wide variety of education and training issues including early childhood and finding a school in your area.
NSW Department of Planning and Environment
The Environment and Heritage Group is part of the Department of Planning and Environment.
Our vision is for a thriving, sustainable and resilient New South Wales.
Environment and Heritage works with communities, businesses, and governments to protect, preserve and strengthen the quality of our natural environment and heritage. We do this through active stewardship that supports a healthy New South Wales.
We are committed to creating thriving environments, communities and economies that benefit the people of New South Wales.
NSW Fair Trading
NSW Fair Trading is part of the Department of Customer Service whose role is to make doing business in NSW simple, accessible and fair for employees, consumers and industry while providing the best value for government.
NSW Government Directory
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: Blue Book
All parents of children born in NSW receive a free copy of My Personal Health Record (the Blue Book). The Blue Book has valuable information about a child’s health and development.
Children born outside of NSW who are living in NSW are also entitled to a free copy of the Blue Book.
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: For Health Professionals
NSW Health provides information and resources for Health Professionals on a number of topics.
NSW Health: Healthy lifestyle programs for primary schools
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: Medicare card resource
Developed by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Yfoundations, and NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health, this resource is to inform young people aged 15 and over about their options to access healthcare.
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: Our Health Our Way Videos
The seven short Our Health, Our Way videos were developed on the basis of extensive consultation with young people and use their words as key messages.
NSW Health: Pharmaceutical services
Pharmaceutical services comprises the Chief Pharmacist Unit and the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit. Both are units of the Legal and Regulatory Services Branch of the NSW Ministry of Health.
Collectively, the Chief Pharmacist Unit and the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit are responsible for the administration of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 (NSW) and the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (NSW). While the Chief Pharmacist Unit (CPU) has responsibility for the development of policies and guidelines to complement the legislation, the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit (PRU) is responsible for operational areas of regulatory compliance, including inspections, investigations and the issuance of a range of authorities in compliance with the legislation.
NSW Health: Policy Distribution System (PDS)
All policy documents applicable to the NSW Health system are issued by the Ministry of Health through the Policy Distribution System. NSW Health organisations must have systems in place to distribute policy documents to staff and organisations under their control and to monitor compliance.
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.
NSW Health: Sexual Health Plus
The NSW Health Sexual Health plus provides a portal with links to NSW Health strategies, reports, services, policy directives and guidelines, as well as national research policies and agencies relating to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs).
NSW Health: Support for Carers in NSW
NSW Health recognises the unique knowledge and experience that carers have. Involving a carer as a partner in care both benefits health staff and improves outcomes for patients. NSW Health also supports employees who combine caring responsibilities and work.
NSW Health: Transport for Health
Transport for health provides a range of transport and travel assistance to people who cannot use or have difficulty using public and or private transport or who are disadvantaged by distance. Transport for health includes the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).
NSW Health: Youth friendly confidentiality resources
Developed by NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health in partnership with the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney Local Health District, St George Youth Service (READY Project), this set of resources addresses confidentiality for young people.
The poster and pocket-sized card are to explain confidentiality of health services for young people aged 12 to 24. These resources were developed through extensive consultation with an identified expert group including young people.
NSW Poisons Information Centre
The NSW Poisons Information Centre is based at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
We are staffed by pharmacists and scientists, who are specially trained in providing poisons information. Our Centre also employs Clinical Toxicologists from around Australia who provide specialist expertise in the medical management of human poisoning and envenoming.
NSW Police Force
The mission of the NSW Police Force, as set out in the Police Act 1990, is to work with the community to reduce violence, crime and fear.
NSW Rural Fire Service
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the lead combat agency for bush fires in NSW. For over 100 years we have been a significant part of the history and landscape of NSW. Working closely with other agencies we respond to a range of emergencies including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents and storms that occur within rural fire districts.
NSW Rural Fire Service: Fires Near Me
NSW Trustee and Guardian
Our purpose is to protect, promote and support the rights, dignity, choices and wishes of the people of NSW.
NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA)
The NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA) is a peer-based drug user organisation that is governed, staffed and led by people with lived experience of drug use. Our vision statement is “Advancing the rights, health and dignity of people who use drugs illicitly in NSW”.
We are funded by NSW Health for service delivery with a focus on harm reduction and community empowerment. Our flagship programs include our peer-led NSP, Users News, peer education and support, stigma and discrimination training for health care professionals and DanceWize NSW.
NSWSTI Programs Unit
Providing state-wide leadership in STI health promotion and service development.
Nurse & Midwife Support
Nurse & Midwife Support is here for all nurses and midwives, nursing and midwifery students, employers, educators and concerned family and friends. We provide confidential advice and referral, promote better health for nurses, midwives and students, and safer care for the public
Official Visitors Program
Official Visitors are people with experience in mental health treatment and care. They are appointed by the Minister for Mental Health and are independent from NSW Health.
On Demand public transport
On Demand is a flexible public transport service designed to improve connections to transport hubs and popular destinations like shopping centres or hospitals.
There are On Demand services operating around NSW.
On Demand services can pick you up from home or an easy to access location, and take you where you need to go. Whether it’s a bus, ferry or a bike, you can book an On Demand service for your next trip.
One Door Mental Health
Through One Door, people living with mental illness and their families can find an inclusive community, innovative services and advocacy support. Creating a world in which people with a mental illness are valued and treated as equals is at the heart of everything we do.
For more than 30 years, One Door has designed and delivered expert mental health programs that are now accessible through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
One Door Mental Health is a leading mental health service provider specialising in severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder.
Open Arms Veterans & Families Counseling
Open Arms – Veterans & Family Counselling was founded by Australia’s Vietnam veterans. It is Australia’s leading provider of mental health assessment and counselling for Australian veterans and their families.
Our Watch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. We work to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise.
Ovarian Cancer Australia
Ovarian Cancer Australia is an independent national not-for-profit organisation, supporting women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Our focus is to provide care and support for those affected by ovarian cancer; and represent them by leading change. Our vision is to save lives and ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.
Painaustralia is Australia’s leading pain advocacy body working to improve the quality of life of people living with pain, their families and carers and to minimise the social and economic burden of pain on individuals and the community.
Palliative Care Australia
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care.
Palliative Care Australia represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians who need it. Working closely with consumers, our Member Organisations and the palliative care workforce, we aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.
PCA believes high quality palliative care should be available and accessible to people living with a life-limiting illness when and where they need it. PCA supports the health, aged care and community sector workforce who all have a role in providing palliative care to people with a life-limiting illness and supporting carers and loved ones.
At Paralympics Australia, we help Australians with disabilities participate in sport and compete at the Paralympic Games through partnerships with governments, business, sporting bodies and the community.
We are responsible for preparing the Australian Paralympic Summer and Winter Teams for the Paralympic Games, which we have done successfully since 1990.
If you need some help or support or just want to talk through a parenting issue, our counsellors are here for you.
Parent Line counsellors provide confidential and non-judgemental advice and support for parents, carers or professionals living in NSW, seven days a week.
Parkinson’s Australia is the national advocacy body representing people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers, researchers and health professionals in the Parkinson’s community.
We promote the best possible quality of life for people with Parkinson’s. We advocate for the Parkinson’s community on issues of national significance. We work to reduce the impact of Parkinson’s by promoting best practice care to ensure that people can maximise their opportunities to live well and maintain their independence.
Pathology Tests Explained
Information on Pathology Tests Explained has been written by practising pathologists and scientists including some of Australia’s leading experts who work in public or private pathology laboratories or hold appointments with professional societies.
Our aim is to provide you with information about pathology testing that you can rely on as being accurate and authoritative.
Patient Information and Privacy
The pamphlet explains when health staff can share patient information and what the patient and their carer can do to help health staff share patient information.
The pamphlet includes links to additional sources of information about privacy.
Payments and support for Indigenous Australians
We have a range of payments and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
PCYC NSW is a registered charity, who’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential through Police and community partnerships.
With over 66 clubs across the state, PCYC provides quality activities and programs in a safe, fun and friendly environment.
Our aim is to engage with, and positively influence our 70,000+ youth members through mainstream sport, recreation, education, leadership and cultural programs.
In addition, we work with at-risk youth to break the cycle of disadvantage through crime prevention, vocational education, youth capacity building and social responsibility programs to change the life outcomes of over 7500 youth per year.
Pelvic Floor First
Some people are more at risk of developing pelvic floor problems than others.
- women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby (postnatal)
- women who have ever had a baby
- women who are going through, or have been through, menopause
- women who have had gynaecological surgery (e.g. hysterectomy)
- men who have had prostate surgery
- elite athletes such as gymnasts, runners or trampolinists.
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Women
A woman’s pelvic floor muscles support her bladder, uterus (womb) and bowel (colon). The urethra (urine tube), the vagina, and the rectum (back passage) all pass through the pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscles help control your bladder and bowel. They may also help sexual function.
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia PANDA
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia – supports the mental health of parents and families during pregnancy and in their first year of parenthood.
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that helps individuals, communities, governments and businesses reduce their impact on the environment. We are one of Australia’s leading environmental behaviour change organisations, with a focus on working collaboratively and positively.
Play by the Rules
Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.
The Play Safe website developed by NSW Health provides comprehensive information on Sexual Health, STI’s and Safe Sex.
Playgroup Australia supports and connects the playgroup community.
We are the leading voice for families with children learning through play.
Find your nearest playgroup.
Plum & Hats
The PLUM and HATS are simple checklists. They help health and early childhood workers ask family the right questions to find out how bub’s listening and yarning skills are growing.
Polio Australia is committed to standardising quality polio information and service provision across Australia for polio survivors. Polio Australia’s Vision is that all polio survivors in Australia have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed lifestyle choices.
Popular Baby Names
Finding the right name to give to your baby can be fun and challenging. We hope our list of popular names helps you find the one that’s just right for you.
Positive Choices – Drug and Alcohol Information
Positive Choices is an online portal to help Australian schools and communities access accurate, up-to-date evidence-based alcohol and other drug education resources.
Positive Choices was informed by input from teachers, parents, and students across Australia, and was developed in collaboration by researchers from:
- The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, at the University of Sydney (formerly known as the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, at the University of New South Wales)
- The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of New South Wales
- The National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University.
Positive Life NSW
We work to promote a positive image of people living with and affected by HIV with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigma and discrimination.
Our aims and objectives are:
- to empower people living with HIV in NSW with information, referral and advice on all relevant issues; in particular health promotion information and matters dealing with life issues
- to advocate on behalf of people living with HIV and lobby government, business and non-government organisations about issues of concern to people living with HIV, with the aim of ensuring optimum well-being, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, our partners, family members and significant others
- to work closely with the HIV-specific and mainstream health and community sectors and other relevant organisations in the pursuit of these objectives.
Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP
It is believed taking PEP can prevent HIV, however the evidence is not conclusive. Taking PEP does not guarantee that you won’t become HIV positive. It is offered as a last resort. Safe sex and safe injecting are still the best way to avoid HIV.
You can be assessed for PEP at sexual health clinics, doctors (including some general practitioners) who specialise in HIV/AIDS, and hospital accident and emergency departments (which are open 24 hours). If possible, seek assistance from a doctor who specialises in HIV or sexual health clinic first.
If you would like further information about PEP or have other questions you would like answered you can call 1800 PEP NOW (1800 737 669). The service operates 24 hours.
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a person, or trustee organisation the legal authority to act for you to manage your assets and make financial and legal decisions on your behalf.
Pozhet: Heterosexual HIV Service
Pozhet began in 1993 as a small, volunteer-run organisation. As a result of the commitment and dedication of key members and staff, Pozhet is now a state-wide service funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and hosted by Sydney Local Health District. It is located at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown campus in Sydney and managed by the HIV and Related Programs Unit, Population Health.
Pozhet works with:
- heterosexual people at risk of HIV
- heterosexual people living with HIV
- health professionals.
For heterosexual people at risk of HIV, Pozhet offers news and information about HIV, including the latest on testing and prevention. We also deliver campaigns encouraging people to consider their risk of HIV and how they can reduce the chance of acquisition.
For heterosexual people living with HIV, Pozhet offers information, support and referral to key services. We also create opportunities for heterosexual people living with HIV to meet each other and share their stories and experiences.
For health professionals, Pozhet offers advocacy, advice and training to support services to work better with heterosexual PLHIV.
Pregnancy Birth and Baby
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children, from birth to 5 years of age.
Product Safety Australia
This website is designed to give consumers, businesses and other interested parties a single entry point to information that helps to minimise risks associated with unsafe products.
We cover information about general consumer products. You will also find links to other agencies responsible for the safety of specific products, such as gas and electrical appliances, food or therapeutic goods.
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.
Public Transport Training
QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Our services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.
Beyond the telephone, QLife offers webchat for people who prefer online interactions or for whom the phone is impractical.
QLife is continually working to be inclusive and respectful of diversity – we will always strive to ask about your identity, gender or relationship and will not assume that we already know.
Prepare for your medical appointment by creating a list of questions to ask your doctor. Print or email the list so that it is handy to take to your appointment. This preparation will help you get more out of the time with your doctor and help you to remember everything you want to ask.
Racism. It Stops With Me.
Racism. It Stops With Me is a national campaign that provides tools and resources to help people and organisations learn about racism and take action to create change.
The campaign invites us to ask ourselves important questions about the role of racism in shaping society, the way we see ourselves and how we interact with one another.
Racism. No Way
The Racism. No way! project aims to assist Australian school communities and education systems to recognise and address racism in the learning environment.
The project is managed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities on behalf of government and non-government education systems across Australia.
Radiation Oncology Targeting Cancer
Radiation oncology (radiotherapy/radiation therapy) is a medical speciality that is an essential part of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment. It uses high energy x rays(photons) most commonly delivered through a linear accelerator.
These therapeutic x rays are painless and invisible and are used to treat a number of different cancers.
Rainbow Families Australia
We are an active, vibrant community of volunteers and partners that create the inclusive and safe services, spaces, programs and resources Rainbow Families need to thrive. From programs helping future parents explore their family-making options through to antenatal classes, lactation support, playgroups, kids’ personal safety programs and social events, Rainbow Families fights systemic discrimination with love and affirming action.
As an equality focused organisation we also engage with policy, research and provide leadership. We know – as you do – that love is what makes a family, and that every family matters. We look forward to sharing and supporting your family’s journey.
Raising Children Network
At raisingchildren.net.au, we provide free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together. We’re funded by the Australian Government, reviewed by experts and non-commercial, so you know you can trust us.
Designed for busy families and full of tips and tricks for you to try, our content is easy to find and easy to digest. We have the answers to hundreds of parenting questions, where and when you need them.
Our articles, videos and interactive resources are tailored to different ages and stages, taking you from nurturing a newborn to raising a confident, resilient teen – and helping you to look after yourself as a parent too.
raisingchildren.net.au is here for you, every step of your parenting journey.
Anonymous and confidential, ReachOut is a safe place where young people can openly express themselves, get a deeper understanding and perspective on what’s happening in their lives, connect with people who will provide judgement-free support, and build the resilience to manage their challenges now and in the future.
Reading Writing Hotline
The Reading Writing Hotline was established in 1994 and is Australia’s national telephone referral service for adult literacy and numeracy. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Skills and Employment.
Red Nose is a national charity working to save little lives and support families impacted by the death of a baby or child.
Our Grief and Loss services and Indigenous programs are partly funded by Commonwealth and State Governments.
Refugee Council of Australia
The Refugee Council of Australia advocates on issues relating to refugee protection at both a national and international level. Issues identified in our annual community consultations often relate to concerns that refugee and humanitarian entrants in Australia have about people they are connected to living in precarious situations in other parts of the world.
With three key pillars at the national level, we provide services and supports to all people, to enable sustainable respectful relationships.
Broadly, Relationships Australia advocates and promotes the importance of respectful relationships with respect to positive individual mental health outcomes and general community outcomes.
Rethink Sugary Drink
By highlighting the amount of sugar in sweetened beverages such as soft drink, energy drinks and sports drinks, we’re hoping to encourage Australians to rethink their sugary drink consumption and switch to water, reduced-fat milk or unsweetened options.
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia works to prevent drowning and facilitate healthy, active lifestyles by equipping all Australians with water safety skills.
SafeScript NSW is available to eligible health practitioners in NSW.
It provides real-time information about a patient’s prescription history for certain high-risk medicines to support clinical decision making and patient safety.
SafeWork NSW show you how to make a healthy, safe and productive workplace part of your ‘business as usual’. A productive, healthy and safe workplace shows that everyone shares common values that make worker health and safety a priority. It means that everyone anticipates unsafe acts and corrects them before harm is done.
It demonstrates that injury and prevention is a priority and everyone takes ownership of health and safety issues.
SANE is the leading national mental health organisation for people with complex mental health issues in Australia and for the families and friends that support them.
Save The Date To Vaccinate
Vaccination is the best way to protect your children against serious preventable diseases such as polio, measles and whooping cough.
Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.
Senior Rights Service
Seniors Rights Service offers free legal advice on many legal issues to older people in NSW, as well as a comprehensive referral service. We offer general legal advice, as well as advice on retirement villages and strata living
The NSW Seniors Card Program is a NSW Government initiative to reduce the cost of living for our older citizens
and recognise the contribution they make to our community.
Through a combination of discounts on products and services from thousands of businesses, and generous government transport concessions, it aims to help seniors live healthier, happier, more active, connected and affordable lives in retirement.
Every citizen who is 60+ years of age and a permanent resident of NSW is eligible for one of the two cards offered by the program: the Seniors Card or the Senior Savers Card.
At Service NSW, a positive customer experience is our highest priority.
We draw on the best in service delivery from the public and private sectors to provide leading customer experiences.
Infoxchange Service Seeker is Australia’s most extensive electronic health, welfare and community services directory. Service Seeker provides up-to-date information across a number of classifications including aged, counselling, disability, drug and alcohol, education and training, employment, family, financial, health, housing, law, multicultural, recreation and youth.
Sexual Health Infolink
The Sexual Health Infolink is a NSW Ministry of Health funded telephone and internet-based information and referral service. It has been operating since 1989 and is staffed by specialist sexual health nurses.
Our aim is to promote the sexual health of the NSW community through providing accurate and timely information and referral options.
Siblings Australia is committed to improving the support available for siblings of children and adults with chronic conditions including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues.
Smiling Mind is modern meditation for young people. It is a unique web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives.
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is all about promoting independence, and continues today with a proud history of providing consumer based support and rehabilitation services to people with physical disabilities.
Our journey began 40 years ago when we were formed as the Australian Quadriplegic Association.SCIA is a national, member based organisation.
We have physical locations in Sydney and regional New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, and we support people nationwide.
Sports Dietitians Australia
We are Australia’s peak professional body for dietitians specialising in sports nutrition. Our members help active Australians maximise their exercise goals with credible nutrition.
St John Ambulance Australia
St John Ambulance Australia is the country’s leading supplier of first aid products, services and training. Each year we deliver 1.2 million hours of voluntary community service, train 500,000 people and treat 100,000 people in Australia at public events annually.
STARTTS is a specialist, not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1988. It provides culturally relevant psychological treatment and support, and community interventions, to help people and communities heal the scars of torture and refugee trauma and rebuild their lives in Australia.
STARTTS also fosters a positive recovery environment through the provision of training to services, advocacy and policy work.
Whether you are becoming a step parent or you already are one the path can be unpredictable and unclear. At Stepfamilies Australia we offer some much need resources for those contemplating joining or those who are struggling once already there.
Stepping Up is part of the NSW Ministry of Health commitment to grow the Aboriginal workforce in public health. This website shares information on career opportunities and advice for new starters to make it easy to start work in NSW Health.
StEPS: Statewide Eyesight Pre Schooler Screening
The StEPS program is an initiative of NSW Health and offers all 4 years old children free vision screening. NSW Health advises all children to have their vision screened before they start school and strongly recommends that all four year old children participate in the vision screening program..
Stimulant Treatment Program
Stimulant Services is an outpatient service that offers free counselling and support for people who use stimulants, such as methamphetamine (ice), cocaine and ecstasy.
People come to our clinic with a range of problems relating to drug use.
No use is too little or too much to come and see us.
The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. We stand alongside stroke survivors and their families, healthcare professionals and researchers. We build community awareness and foster new thinking and innovative treatments. We support survivors on their journey to live the best possible life after stroke. We are the voice of stroke in Australia and we work to:
- raise awareness of the risk factors, signs of stroke and promote healthy lifestyles
- improve treatment for stroke to save lives and reduce disability
- improve life after stroke for survivors
- encourage and facilitate stroke research
- advocate for initiatives to prevent, treat and beat stroke
- raise funds from the community, corporate sector and government to continue our mission.
Suicide Call Back Service
The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24 hour, nationwide service that provides free telephone, video and online counselling. You can call us anywhere and anytime on 1300 659 467.
Our professionally trained counsellors have specialist skills in working with suicide-related issues and they can help you to work through the pain and distress you may be feeling.
The term ‘Call Back’ included in our name originates back to the launch of Suicide Call Back Service in 2007.
The service offers up to four additional phone counselling sessions and these sessions are called ‘call backs’.
Suicide Prevention Australia
Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector. We exist to provide a clear, collective voice for suicide prevention, so that together we can save lives. We believe that through collaboration and shared purpose, we can work towards our ambition of a world without suicide.
Sustainable choices for your household, businesses, or community.
The NSW Climate and Energy Action website provides easy-to-access information and opportunities to support you to make sustainable choices for your household, businesses, or community.
Take action in your home to save energy, money and the environment.
Sydney Sexual Health
Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC) is the oldest sexual health service in NSW, operating since 1933. We are a busy centre offering testing, treatment and management for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and HIV.
We are part of the Directorate of Population and Community Health (PaCH) within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), which is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health.
TAFE NSW is the leading provider of vocational education and training in Australia. Each year, more than 430,000 students enrol in our courses and training. We aim to skill the workforce for the future through high quality, personalised education and training.
Taxi Subsidy Scheme
If you are a resident of NSW and are unable to use public transport because of a severe and permanent disability, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 50% of a taxi fare, up to a maximum subsidy of $60, and only pay the remaining fare. This includes travel in wheelchair-accessible taxis.
Tech Savvy Seniors
Our Tech Savvy Seniors program helps you build the skills and confidence to use computers, tablets and smartphones. It includes free or low cost training in libraries and community colleges, and offers quick reference guides in English and 14 other languages.
Tech Savvy Seniors is delivered in partnership with the New South Wales state government.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) is the peak national body for dentists.
All content on teeth.org.au has been thoroughly researched and references high-quality studies and information to support the topic discussed. Content will be updated to ensure it remains up to date, with new content to be added regularly. This is our promise to you to ensure you are accessing current and trustworthy oral health information.
The Aboriginal Funeral Transport Program
The Aboriginal Funeral Transport “Sorry Business” initiative provides assistance with transport for isolated and disadvantaged Aboriginal communities throughout New South Wales, including metropolitan Sydney, to attend funerals within NSW.
The Aussie Hands Foundation
The Aussie Hands Foundation Inc is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation of parents, carers, associated professionals and other interested people. We provide support, understanding and encouragement to individuals with a hand difference.
The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association
Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association is a not-for-profit, member-based, professional association supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students and doctors.
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is funded by the Department of Health and Aged Care under the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program and supported by Benetas.
The Centre provides expertise in culturally inclusive policy and practices for the aged services sector. We have over 20 years of experience in supporting aged care providers to address the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP)
The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) is Australia’s leading authority on Indigenous suicide. The Centre promotes evidence-based suicide prevention practice that empowers individuals, families and communities and respects their culture.
The Drama Downunder
Prevention is a core component of maintaining a healthy sex life. Whether it’s STI or HIV prevention, there are affordable and accessible options available for you to choose.
The Fathering Project
At the Fathering Project we recognise that fathers and father figures, play a vital role in children’s lives. The evidence demonstrating fathers’ potential to positively influence their children’s health and mental health, social success and academic achievements is now robust, indisputable, and compelling.
The FODMAP Friendly Program
The FODMAP Friendly Certification Program, incorporating the FODMAP Friendly logo, is a Globally Registered Certification Trademark certifying low FODMAP food products that have been laboratory tested to be low in FODMAPs.
It is designed to enable people with symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) who are following a Low FODMAP Diet to easily identify suitable food products. This easily recognisable ‘FODMAP Friendly’ logo assists people with IBS symptoms to shop and eat with confidence.
The Line talks about what’s ok and what’s not when it comes to sex, dating and relationships.
The Lowitja Institute
Lowitja Institute is Australia’s only national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health research institute named in honour of its Patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG.
It is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisation working for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through high impact quality research, knowledge exchange, and by supporting a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
This website contains 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.
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network A – Z Fact Sheets
Fact sheets on a range of health and safety topics have been developed in partnership by Sydney Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Hunter New England Kidshealth Network.
They aim to help you learn about your child’s illness and ways you can help improve their overall health and wellbeing, Factsheets are for educational purposes only, please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child.
The Women’s A – Z Fact Sheets
We offer a wide variety of fact sheets on women’s health topics. Some fact sheets are also available in different languages.
Therapeutic Goods Administration
We are Australia’s government authority responsible for evaluating, assessing and monitoring products that are defined as therapeutic goods. We regulate medicines, medical devices and biologicals to help Australians stay healthy and safe.
The medical world is an ever changing sphere that calls for GPs and allied health professionals to remain up-to-date with the latest developments in primary healthcare. Created to meet the needs of busy healthcare professionals, ThinkGP provides access to a broad range of RACGP and ACRRM accredited online educational activities – free, online, anytime.
Learn your way with a range of educational mediums: educational modules and 40-point sessions, clinical audits, informative videos, thorough guides and thought-provoking blogs.
ThinkUKnow Australia is an evidence-based education program led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), delivered nationally in partnership with police and industry partners to prevent online child sexual exploitation.
We incorporate up-to-date research, real case studies and examples from reports made to the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation.
The program is pro-technology and addresses topics including self-generated child abuse material, online grooming, sexual extortion, and importantly encourages help seeking behaviour.
Transcultural Mental Health Centre
The Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) is a state-wide service established in 1993.
We work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, health professionals and partner organisations across NSW to support good mental health. Our services complement public Mental Health Services (hospital and community) and enhance pathways to care for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Translating and Interpreting Service TIS
The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Home Affairs for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.
As Australia’s largest Early Parenting not-for-profit organisation, Tresillian has enjoyed an outstanding reputation for providing quality evidence-based advice and support to parents for over 100 years.
Tresillian offers an array of programs to help parents experiencing challenges in the early parenting period whether this be an unsettled crying baby, sleep difficulties, feeding problems, managing multiple babies or toddler behaviour, whilst importantly focusing on the emotional wellbeing of the family as a whole.
Triple P positive Positive Parenting Program
Doing the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is like a map for your parenting journey. It gives you more understanding and builds on the skills and knowledge you already have, with simple tips and techniques you can try out and adapt however you like.
Triple Zero Kids’ Challenge
The Triple Zero Kids’ Challenge provides children with knowledge and skills, through game play and mystery challenges. They’ll learn about safety messages and hear what happens when you call Triple Zero.
The game consists of several quests that address a range of emergency situations, including medical emergencies, major accidents, house fires, bushfires, serious crimes and suspicious behaviours.
Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW
We are a Sydney based service working across New South Wales, providing a broad range of specialised services for young people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support. For adults we provide social support and for people of all ages we offer telephone support and webchat as the NSW provider for the national QLife project. We also offer inclusivity training and consulting for organisations and service providers across most sectors.
We work with people across Sydney and New South Wales who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual and more (LGBTIQA+) people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities.
U3A Online is the world-first virtual University of the Third Age delivering online learning via the Internet.
Our courses are open to all older people and disabled younger people anywhere in the world. They are especially suited to older members of the community who are isolated either geographically, or through physical or social circumstances (including carers).
Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services. We work with Australians who are blind or have low vision, helping them live the life they choose.
We support more than 25,500 people of all ages and circumstances. We do this through our online services and at Vision Australia centres. These are located in Victoria, New South Wales, the ACT, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. We also offer outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.
WellMob brings together online resources made by and for our mob. Here you will find websites, apps, podcasts, videos, social media, and online counselling all with a focus on social and emotional wellbeing.
Women NSW is the lead NSW government agency responsible for improving the lives of all women in NSW by achieving equality through policy, innovation and collaboration.
Women with Disabilities Australia
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) represents and advocates for women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people living with disabilities across Australia.
WWDA’s work involves a broad range of activities and projects that aim to promote human rights and end all forms of discrimination and violence on the basis of disability and gender.
Workforce Australia is a place Australians can search and apply for jobs or find more information on their pathway to employment.
World Health Organization
We champion health and a better future for all. Dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science, the World Health Organisation (WHO) leads and champions global efforts to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance to live a healthy life.
Founded in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to global health and safety. The Organization connects nations, partners and communities to promote health and serve the vulnerable. WHO works with its Member States to achieve the highest level of health for all people by pursuing universal health coverage.
As your peak body for wound care and management, it’s our vision to ensure the Australian community receives quality wound prevention and care. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to lead the way in wound care and prevention through advocacy, knowledge, innovation and collaboration.
Young Carers Network
The YCN is a nationally coordinated resource to raise young carer awareness, provide information, and direct young carers to appropriate pathways for support.
We work to enable young carers to engage with each other through a range of opportunities to share and connect.
Useful information, guidance and support services for all stages of a young person’s life in NSW.
The home of career information. Search Industries and Occupations to find a career that’s right for you and what you can do to get there.
We offer the facts about fertility (the ability to have a baby) for people of all genders so that you can make the best possible decisions about having children, considering your unique circumstances.
Australia’s independent guide to creating sustainable homes for the future.
Your licence from age 70
Find out what you need to renew your licence from age 70 in NSW, including driving and medical assessments, and how to apply for a modified licence.