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[AMC] Australian Medical Council

*  [Aust Govt] Dept of Health  :  State Health Depts - Qld   *  NSW   *  ACT   *  Vic   *  Tas  *  SA   *  WA   *  NT

[AHPRA] Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

[ADHA[ Australian Digital Health Agency   *    * My Health Record [Aust Govt]

[AADDM] Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine . AADDM aims to improve the health of children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disability through professional development, advocacy and continues to be a major contributor to government policy with a remarkable history of successful advocacy leading to widespread changes in healthcare delivery throughout Australia.

[AGAC] Australian Guardianship and Administration Council AGAC member organisations have a role in protecting adults in Australia who have a disability that impairs their capacity to make decisions.

NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme ph 1800 800 110 [Aust Govt]
  :    :    :    :  Support Co-ordination - COS (Co-ordinator of Supports)   :    :   Find a registered provider [NDIS]   :    :   Price guides and information[NDIS]

Plan Managers:   :    :   My Plan Manager   :    :   National Disability Support Partners (NDSP)

Disability Support Workers: search for workers : connect directly :   :    :   MABLE   :    :   HireUp

Centrepay Setup bills to be automatically deducted from [Centrelink]

Advanced Care Planning Australia ph 1300 208 582

Aged Care

* Apply for an assessment :  Find A Provider :  Arrange Services :  Reassessment  :  Help 1800 200 422 [My Aged Care - Aust Govt]

Advice for Carers [Carers NSW]  :  :  :  Carer Gateway Offers phone counselling, an online carer forum, and self-guided coaching and skills courses to give support, skills and information. ph 1800 422 737 [Aust Govt]

Aged Care Guide :  Find a nursing home :  $$ Costs $$ :  Bed Vacancies : Retirement Villages :  ACAT providers

My Gov - Access all govt services:- Medicare ; ATO -Australian Taxation Office ; Centrelink ; Child Support ; DVA - Department of Veterans' Affairs ; NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme ; Messages can include online letters, statements and other types of important information

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - Report

Incontinence in Older people   [Bladder Bowel] [Aust Govt]
* Continence Aids Program 1800 330 066
Continence Foundation of Australia supplies free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems
Continence support forum [CFA]
Public Toilet Map Australia wide [Aust Govt]

DB-MAS Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service 24/7 ph 1800 699 799 [Aust Govt] Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS), Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT) and the Needs Based Assessment Program for determining eligibility for Specialist Dementia Care Programs (SDCP) nationwide. Supported by the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund, Dementia Support Australia offers a free national service operating 24/7 365 days a year.
Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation (GRACE) Model of Care [Kuringai]
ACE - Aged Care Emergency Service – support for Residential Aged Care [PHN]

Dementia Australia
Box n Dice Activities Resource Kits - Aged Care Activities and Resources for Seniors living in Aged Care Facilities, Retirement Villages and at Home with Assistance
Dementia Enabling Environment Virtual Information Centre A well designed environment, planned with cognitive impairment in mind, can help to maintain abilities and enhance meaningful engagement through the inclusion of essential prompts, accessibility and reducing risks to support a person with dementia. A poorly designed environment can be confusing, disorienting and at worst, disabling and even dangerous for people living with dementia.
Dementia & Aged Care Activities [Zest] This site has a huge variety of products and suggestions to help care for those with dementia. Their products are unique and have been selected specifically to address the cognitive decline associated with dementia, prevent boredom and to help people affected by dementia to maintain dignity and quality of life. They also offer a selection of resources for care homes, people with dementia and their carers.
Montessori for Dementia.  
Dementia Shop Australia offers a range of products that enhance quality or life for persons living with dementia
Independence Australia provide small-large quantities for aged care

Australian Hearing 1300 412 512 [Aust Govt]
Vision Australia - Spectacles program (NSW) (Govt funded)
10 Steps Checklist for Living Well with Arthritis [ Arthritis Australia]

The Senior Newsletter

RSPCA Community Aged Care Program for pets. RSPCA Aged Care program aims to keep pets and their elderly owners happy, healthy and together in their own homes for as long as possible. They assist elderly pet owners over the age of 65, Indigenous pet owners over the age of 50 and palliative care patients of any age.

Ambulance Care Plans

- An Authorised Care Plan allows General Practitioners (GPs) and Specialist Service providers to provide direction for patient treatment by NSW Ambulance paramedics including Authorised Palliative Care Plans for patients with a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness. Please follow instructions on front page as all plans must be registered in NSW HQ prior to being accepted by local ambulances.

ADF Alcohol and Drug Foundation A non-profit Australian organisation involved with campaigns to reduce drug & alcohol & related problems

(ASHM) Australasian Society for HIV Medicine ASHM provides support to the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health workforce
(AFAO) Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations  AFAO's vision is 'Working together to defeat HIV and new HIV infections in Australia, Asia and the Pacific'.

Allergan Cards & Food Alerts Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia provides free printable cards with information to help those with allergies.


SACS-R Early identification of Autism, diagnostic screening tool. [LaTrobe]
ASPECT Autism Spectrum Australia
DSM-5 autism spectrum diagnostic criteria
ICD-10-CM diagnostic definitions (Autism and Asperger's are still separated in the 2015 ICD-10-CM (US Version). Classified as PDDs

Australian national notifiable diseases and case definitions
Travel Medicine

Arthritis Australia

Asthma Foundation Australia
Living with Asthma [The National Asthma Council Australia]

ATSI - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders healthcare
Australian Breastfeeding Association
Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS]
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards [ACHS] The ACHS accredits a broad range of health care organisations across Australia.
Australian Physiotherapy Association [APA]

Australian Resuscitation Council [ARC]   :    Life Support Flowcharts [ARC]

Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) [Uni Syd] Information is still available.
Bear Cottage - Paediatric End-of-life care : Emergency admission for symptom management Respite care - emergency
Bladder Bowel CAPS [Aust Govt]
Bowel Cancer Screening Program [NBCSP]
Brain Injury Australia

Cancer Council Australia
Cancer Council Australia’s Clinical Guidelines Network

Cardiovascular and Heart Conditions [Health Direct]

Carers Carers Australia (NSW)
Carer Gateway Offers phone counselling, an online carer forum, and self-guided coaching and skills courses to give support, skills and information. ph 1800 422 737 [Aust Govt]

Careflight rescue, transport and emergency
Chemists & Pharmacy
Child & Youth Health  [Womens and Childrens Health Network] [CYH]
Clinical Trials
Cochrane - Search Medline
Continence Foundation of Australia ph 1800 33 00 66. Watch: The Pelvic Floor in 3D
Coronavirus - COVID-19 [Health Direct]
CPD Professional development providers

Australian Diabetes Society [ADS]

The ADS mission is to prevent diabetes and its complications; provide excellence in education for health professionals; promote collaboration, research and education; work with other organisations committed to improved diabetes treatment and care and advocate for health policies around diabetes and its prevention.

Disability Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Society of Australia
  • Epilepsy and Driving
  • Epilepsy Action Epilepsy Nurses Available 7 days 9am-5pm ph 1300 37 45 37
    Only national epilepsy Online Academy offering practical courses, real-time learning, webinars and community-based training to those with epilepsy, families, teachers, GPs and other professionals
  • Brain Injury Australia
    Sometimes called acquired brain injury, or “ABI” – refers to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. That damage can be caused by an accident or trauma, by a stroke, by a brain infection, by alcohol or other drug abuse or by disease ie Parkinson’s disease.

Drs - GPs in Australia

National Dust Disease Taskforce [Aust Govt Dept Health]   Taskforce to Tackle Silicosis and Other Dust Diseases

Down Detector - (was Aussie Outages) offers realtime overview of status information and outages for all kinds of services. Tracking any service that its users consider vital to their everyday lives, including (but not limited to) internet providers, mobile providers, airlines, public transport ,online services, banks

Drugs & Alcohol

Ear nose and throat [Better Health Channel]

Endometriosis [Health Direct]


Fertility Society of Australia [FSA] Infertility is shared equally among men and women, and in the vast majority of cases a physical problem can be diagnosed.
First Aid
Flu Tracking [Aust Govt] Surveillance system online that monitors influenza
The low FODMAP diet [Monash] for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Food Additive Codes - lookup the additives in food to see their origins and/or effects
Food Poisoning: [ABC] Food poisoning occurs when you consume food or drink that has been contaminated by bacteria, viruses or the toxins produced by some bugs.


Pandemics [Aust Govt]

The Australian Government is investing in a global effort to fund critical research and development gaps for pandemic preparedness and global health security to better protect Australians.
Practice Management

Genetics Society of Australasia (GSA) The Society is dedicated to promoting research and education in genetics and facilitating communication among geneticists and the broader public.
Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) formed to provide a forum for the various disciplines represented under the title of Human Genetics.

Glaucoma Australia ph 1800 500 880

Haemachromatosis Australia - Inherited Iron Overload Disorder

Haemophilia Foundation of Australia & Bleeding Disorders. HFA works with a network of State and Territory Foundations to ensure everyone with bleeding disorders in Australia has access to the world’s best practice treatment and care.

HealthDirect [Aust Govt Dept Health] 24 hour health advice ph 1800 022 222

Heart Foundation   Heart Age Calculator

[HISA] Health Informatics Society of Australia

Australian Hospitals  Public & Private

Immunisation & Vaccines
Independance Australia  (was Paraquad)

Intellectual Disability

[NDIS]   National Disability Insurance Scheme
Carer Gateway Find A Service .
Centrepay Setup bills to be automatically deducted from [Centrelink]
Changing Places Accessible Toilets
Companion Cards [Aust Govt]
Special Needs Kids, Primary School [Kidspot ]
Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) 1800 330 066. Application forms
CAPS is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of their incontinence products.

Paraquad provides a support system to people with a spinal cord injury by developing services and care regimes with the aim to help them achieve their life choices after injury

Journals - Medical

KaRa Minds - independent research institute, NSW
Kidney Health Australia

Long QT Syndrome [SADS]
Australasian Lymphology Association [ALA]
Lymphoedema Association of Victoria
Lynch Syndrome  (previously known as HNPCC) is an inherited genetic mutation which gives people an increased chance of developing certain cancers across their lifetime, often at a younger age than the general population (i.e. before 50 years of age).


Macular Disease Foundation Australia
Mates For Mates - Veterans
Medical Benevolent Association of NSW [MBANSW]
Medical Board of Australia - - - Changes to Registration 1.10.16

Medical Cannabis
NSW Terminal Illness Cannabis Scheme
Registration Form - Medical Cannabis

QLD - Synthetic Cannabis
NSW Trials – 1/ ,    2/,
Victoria Medical Cannabis Products
Medical Hemp Association warns against CBD only medicine and laws

Medical Help
Medical Stocks & Supplies - for surgeries and pt home supplies
Medical Terms - A Glossary [Qld Govt]
Medicare Australia
Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Australia Doctors Without Borders

Mental Health

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
GROW Mental health 12-step/self-help group - 1800 558 268
Head to Health
Mental Health Association NSW [Way Ahead]
MoodGym CBT Training Program online
Monash Model Rural Ratings
NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme [Aust Govt] (Plans & Payments)
SANE Australia Serenity, Mental Health Foundation,(ACT) (self-help group for relatives and friends of people with a mental illness). Further information 02 6282 6658
Richmond Fellowship of Victoria, Services & Programs
Suicide-crisis and counselling helpline - LIFELINE- 13 11 14

Metric to Imperial / Imperial to Metric Conversion Calculator
Menopause Society, Australian

Montessori Ageing Services (MASSA) For Dementia care
Montessori Environments support the person and are aimed at also supporting memory loss (when it is present) and addressing the many and diverse issues that can arise for people living with dementia. The innovative techniques used to create Montessori Environments are intended to engage people (both those with dementia and those without) in life and living. This is achieved by providing an environment that makes it possible for each person to find information, meaning and purpose in their day, whilst supporting losses and circumventing their deficits.

MTHFR Testing Information for GPs [NSW Govt]
MTHFR genetic mutation tests
MTHFR Test explained - [Labs Online]
Multicultural Health Communication Service, NSW
Muscular Dystrophy Australia
MS Multiple Sclerosis, MS Connect, New diagnosis, Accessing support, living well

Murtaghs Patient information. John Murtagh GP Series [NEVGP]
My Aged Care 
The My Aged Care website has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. My Aged Care is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.

My Health Record EHR

[NDIS]   National Disability Insurance Scheme

Key Phone Numbers:
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1800 880 052

National Disability Insurance Agency [NDIA]: 1800 800 110

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission: 1800 035 544

NDIS Self Management Guide

NDIS New Participant Booklets

[NNAAMI] National Network of Adult and Adolescent Children who have a Mentally Ill Parent/s

National Asthma Council Australia

[NABS] Auslan Interpreters
NABS is the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service. NABS is funded by the Australian Government to provide interpreters FREE of charge to people who use sign language to communicate and would like to book an interpreter for private health care appointments.

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance [NCIRS]
National Divisions of General Practice/Medicare Locals / Primary Health Networks/GPs of Australia [HBAW]

[NHMRC] National Health and Medical Research Council , NHMRC funding supports research in Australia across the full spectrum of health and medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research

[NPS] National Prescribing Service MedicineWise

Amputee Association of NSW Free call 1800 810 969. This network of trained peer support volunteers are available to visit patients who have recently undergone or are facing the prospect of amputation.

Nutrition Australia, Nutrition Australia is a non-government, non-profit, community based-organisation with offices throughout Australia. Nutrition Australia is an independent, member organisation that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Nutritional Translational Science, monash uni

Opal Travel Cards NSW [NSW Govt]

Optometry Australia


Pain Management
Pain Management for paediatrics , Westmead Managing chronic pain with telehealth

Paliiative Care
Apps: palliAGEDgp & palliAGEDnurse Smartphone Apps. The GATI Project team have released the first Decision Assist app in April 2015, palliAGEDgp, and have developed a second app, palliAGEDnurse which has been released on the 12th May 2016.
Advance Care Planning Australia Advisory Service 1300 208 582. Advance care planning advice Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEST; Palliative care advice 24/7
Caresearch Palliative Care - palliative care knowledge network. Health professionals - CPD etc

Decision Assist Phone Advisory Line - 1300 668 908 - 24/7
General Practitioners and aged care staff around Australia, including nurses, allied health professionals and personal care workers can access the latest, expert information and advice about advance care planning and palliative care. [PCA Palliative Care Australia]
[PCOC]- Palliative Symptoms Assessment Score [Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration]
Palliative Care Victoria
Palliative Care South Australia
PEPA Program of Experience in the Palliative Care Approach

Patient Advocates Australia -An independent patient advocate works directly for the client/patient and does not have a moral or practical conflict of interest with a health provider employer or with any bureaucracy. All advocates have long history of working within national hospitals and understand the process you are going through. They are there to support you, help you understand any decisions you need to make etc
Patient Advocate Sydney

Patient Information Sheets ie Murtaghs etc

Primary Health Care Research & Information Service [PHCRIS] is a national primary health care organisation based in the Discipline of General Practice at Flinders University in South Australia.
PHCRIS is primarily funded under the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy, a national initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Pharmacy / Chemists
Pneumosmart Vaccination Tool
Possum Pictures Of Standard Syndromes and Undiagnosed Malformations. [Victorian Clinical Genetics Service (VCGS) and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) ]
Practice Management
Practice Nursing - Nursing in Primary Health Care. private practices
Pharmaceutical companies

Pregnancy , Birth and Baby [Health Direct]

Privacy Guidelines for the Private Health Sector The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) is an Australian law which regulates the handling of personal information about individuals.
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.
The Privacy Act includes thirteen Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The APPs set out standards, rights and obligations for the handling, holding, use, accessing and correction of personal information (including sensitive information).

Prostate Health. South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative [SAPCCOC]
Public health and natural disasters
Public Toilet Map - National

QIMR The Queensland Institute of Medical Research QIMR Berghofer, established in 1945 as the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR)

Quest For Life Foundtion The Quest for Life Foundation was established in 1989 by Petrea King. It offers support and meditation groups for people living with cancer, grief, AIDS, depression, anxiety and other traumas as well as teaching programs.

QUIT Smoking - Quitline 13 78 48 [Aust Govt] Smoking Cessation The Smoking cessation guidelines for Australian general practice and the supporting resource material provide practical information on smoking cessation and effective strategies that general practitioners and other practice staff can apply to identify smokers and assist them to stop smoking.

Quit Smoking - Are you ready? I Can Quit. [Cancer Council]

Radiation Exposure [Thyroid Foundation]
Red Cross

Scleroderma Australia
Skin Cancer Clinics, Australia
SIA Safety Institute of Australia

Sports Medicine - Australian Sports Commission  (ASC)

Smoking? Quit Smoking - Are you ready? I Can Quit. [Cancer Council]
Stress - The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. Understanding the Impact of Long-Term Stress [Mind Tools]
Stroke Foundation
Support Groups

Taxi Subsidy Scheme NSW
Telemedicine Medicine - online help for Doctors
Docto telehospital - online specialist consults [Dr Jon Field, director of intensive care at Gold Coast University Hospital, and two colleagues, infectious diseases specialist Dr Andrew Jones and emergency physician Dr Tim Harraway. The telemedicine venture was launched earlier this year and has recruited some 50 specialists. Docto has an agreement with Gold Coast Private Hospital to provide consultations to its patients via the web and by phone. ]

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Therapeutic Guidelines
Thyroid Australia
The Australian Thyroid Association
Toxinology Resources, Adelaide
Travel Medicine


Vaccines & Immunisation
Veterans Affairs [DVA]
Vision Australia

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Weight Watchers
Weight Loss - LiteNeasy
Wounds Australia


Youth Suicide resources

Zika Virus

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