Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Contact us

If it’s an emergency

If your injury or illness is critical or life threatening, call triple zero (000).

Health concerns

To speak to a registered nurse, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222* (known as NURSE-ON-CALL in Victoria).

To check your symptoms online, use the healthdirect Symptom Checker.

Other crisis and general helplines can be found here.

* Calls from landlines are free, mobile charges may apply.

healthdirect user accounts

See these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) if you need help to set up or manage your healthdirect user account or your My Health Record (MHR) in the healthdirect app.


healthdirect values your feedback (compliments, suggestions or complaints) and we use it to make improvements to our services. Further information about providing feedback can be found here.

Corporate enquiries

Visit the Healthdirect Australia website if you would like to:

Further information about your privacy can be found in our Privacy Statement.

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Queensland Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Victorian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo

Healthdirect Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners and to Elders both past and present.