By Healthdirect Australia
The healthdirect app is Australia’s free health app that helps you make informed decisions about your health.
You can use the app to check your symptoms with the healthdirect Symptom Checker, find a health service when and where you need it and search for trusted health information.
More apps from our partners
By Asthma Australia
This app is an educational tool developed by Asthma Australia for people with asthma and their families and carers.
It provides easy access to information and resources about asthma topics and clinical guidelines.
The Asthma App is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store – Asthma App.
If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, having a safety plan can help you get through the tough moments.
Convenient and confidential, BeyondNow app puts your safety plan in your pocket so you can access and edit it at any time.
The Check-in app, designed by beyondblue and Two Bulls, was created to help take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling.
The app provides tips and advice from young people who have been through these conversations with friends. It also provides links to a range of online and phone services in Australia.
Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide
By Raising Children Network
Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide, designed by Raising Children Network, provides parents with information that is useful before and after a diagnosis.
Raising Children Network has tools and tips that help parents prepare for birth, find local services, build positive family relationships and understand what’s happening for children with disability.
Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide and the Google play store - Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide.
By SIDS and Kids
Cot-to-Bed Safety, designed by SIDS and Kids, provides vital information to mothers, carers and health care professionals on when to move a child out of a cot and into an adult bed.
The app provides information in five different languages including English, Hindi, Chinese, Arabic and Vietnamese.
By The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
High Res, designed by DVA, assists serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel manage immediate responses to stress and help build resilience.
The app offers a range of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools, based on the Department of Defence’s BattleSMART program.
National Public Toilet Map
By Department of Health
National Public Toilet Map, designed by the Department of Health, shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia.
The National Public Toilet Map iPhone Application improves the independence and quality of life for Australians who are affected by incontinence.
National Public Toilet Map app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - National Public Toilet Map.
On Track with The Right Mix
By Department of Veterans’ Affairs
On Track with The Right Mix, designed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, helps you keep track of your drinking over time to understand the impact it has on your health in both the short and long term.
The app calculates a wellbeing score based on a theoretical blood alcohol concentration.
By Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
The OzHealth app is a condensed version of the 13th biennial health report of the AIHW, the most comprehensive source of national statistics from the health of all Australians.
The app allows you to compile a list of your favourites facts for future reference. It also contains a glossary and a quiz to test your knowledge.
OzHealth is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - OzHealth.
Pelvic Floor First
By Continence Foundation of Australia
Stay safe while staying in shape with the Pelvic Floor First fitness app. This app allows people of all fitness levels and pelvic floor function to undertake pelvic floor safe workouts. It also teaches you how to exercise your pelvic floor muscles to maintain or improve bladder control.
The app is based from the Continence Foundation of Australia’s Pelvic Floor First website.
My QuitBuddy is a personalised app to help you get, and stay, smoke free.
You can track your quitting progress, such as days smoke-free, cigarettes avoided and dollars saved and gain motivation with the support from thousands of other people quitting through with the community board.
Quit for You - Quit for Two
If you're pregnant or planning to be, 'Quit for You - Quit for Two' is a fun and really practical way to quit and give up smoking for the health of you and your baby.
The app will take your mind off the cravings and distracts you when you feel the urge to light up. You can even personalise the app so that you get daily reminders and words of encouragement.
By ReachOut Australia
Recharge is an app by ReachOut which offers a personalised six week program that's focused on improving mood, energy and wellbeing by putting in place good sleep/wake patterns.
The app provides helpful tips on sleep and wellbeing and helps you track your mood and energy levels with daily reports.
Recharge is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Recharge.
Rise & Recharge
By Baker IDI
Rise & Recharge was developed by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute after research demonstrated the link between sitting for long periods with a number of health concerns.
The app, produced in collaboration with Vodafone Australia, is designed to break up your day by helping you to sit less and move more.
Rise & Recharge is a free app and can be downloaded from the Google play store – Rise & Recharge.
By ReachOut Australia
The ReachOut Breathe app, designed by ReachOut Australia, was created to help you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate.
ReachOut Breathe helps you to control your breath and measures your heart rate in real-time using the camera in your phone.
The ReachOut Breathe app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - ReachOut Breathe.
Save The Date
By NSW Ministry of Health
As part of an immunisation awareness campaign NSW Health is making it easier for parents to ensure their children are fully immunised on time with “Save the date” phone app.
The app calculates the next immunisation due date and send a series of reminders to prompt the parent to call their GP to schedule an appointment for each immunisation.
What Were We Thinking!
By Jean Hailes Foundation
The What Were We Thinking! app is your expert guide to parenting, and will help you build confidence in the first 6 months of your baby’s life.
Learn ways to manage crying, how to settle and wrap your baby and how to tackle the difficult conversations and the changes that come with being a parent.
The What Were We Thinking! app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - What Were We Thinking!.
By Carers NSW
The Who Cares? app is a tool to help people aged 25 years or under who are helping out or caring for a family member or friend.
The app will help get you the support you need, as well as allow you to share your stories with real young carers from all over NSW.
Last reviewed: August 2016