The Department's role is to deliver the Australian Government's priorities (outcomes) for health. It does this by developing evidence based policies, managing programs, and undertaking research and regulatory activities. The Department also leads and works closely with other agencies to achieve results for the Australian Government and community, and engages in open and constructive consultation with professionals, providers, industry, and community groups.


Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Social Security and Welfare;Education;Other Economic Affairs;General Public Services;Housing and Community Amenities;Recreation and Culture;Health;Public Order and Safety

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    18 September 2013

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601

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