Health and Ageing Home Page

Previously known as the Department of Health And Aged Care (HAAC), check the Department of Health and Ageing for information on the following services:

  • Aged care facilities (formerly hostels and nursing homes).
  • Carer assistance including the Domiciliary Nursing Care Benefit (DNCB)
  • Private health insurance rebate.
  • Hearing services.
  • Multi purpose services.
  • Quality use of medicines.
  • Rural health.
  • Health information for overseas visitors.

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Health and Ageing State/Territory Offices:

If you live in a metropolitan area use the first number below. If you live in country areas use the 1800 Freecall number:

Central Office – Canberra (02) 6289 1555 1800 020 103
A.C.T (02) 6274 5111 1800 020 102
New South Wales (02) 9263 3555  1800 048 998
Northern Territory   (08) 8946 3444
Queensland   (07) 3360 2555 1800 177 099
North Queensland   (07) 4727 2289
South Australia   (08) 8237 8111 1800 188 098
Tasmania  (03) 6221 1411  1800 005 119
Victoria (03) 9665 8888 1800 020 103
Western Australia   (08) 9346 5111 1800 198 008

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Also, check the ‘Age Page’ of the Community Services section of your local telephone directory for many useful contact phone numbers. Your local council’s web site may have information on community centres and contacts. See the list of councils here:
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