Western Australia disability services
Publicly-funded disability services in Western Australia are being moved over to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Learn more here.
South Australia disability services
Publicly-funded disability services in South Australia are now delivered through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Mental health services — infographic
There are several organisations that provide much of the support and education for people with mental illness and their families and carers throughout Australia.
Australia relies on the generosity of donors who volunteer their time and blood. Learn from a trusted source about the blood donation process.
Obesity in children
An estimated 28% of children and adolescents in Australia are overweight. Read more to find out which children and teenagers are at risk of being obese.
Flu trend report for health professionals
Staff at Healthdirect Australia collect influenza (flu) data based on calls to the healthdirect helpline. This page provides a detailed flu data report for health professionals.
Anthrax is a serious infectious disease. It is very rare in Australia, but you can still catch it if you have contact with infected animals or animal products.
Mesothelioma is a lethal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, maybe decades ago. Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of mesothelioma.
Syphilis is relatively rare in Australia. It can cause serious health problems if left untreated. However, syphilis is easy to cure if found early.
South Australia rural and remote health services
South Australia’s rural and remote health services are very important to the 1 in 5 SA residents who live outside the greater Adelaide metro area.