Useful Links

If you require additional information, the following organisations may be able to help.

Health Associations

Government Services

  • State and territory government services
    Use this portal to find out about assistance that could be offered by state and territory departments of: ageing, disability, education, health and transport.
  • Medicare
    Comprehensive guide to what federally-funded health services are available under the Medicare scheme:
  • Centrelink
    Find out about Commonwealth benefits to which you may be entitled.
  • NPS Medicinewise
    Independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based, NPS Medicinewise has many ways to help you make better decisions about your medicines and any medical tests you may need. They are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
  • Healthdirect Australia
    Healthdirect Australia was established by the Council of Australian Governments with the purpose of providing all Australians with access to trusted professional health information without time or geographic restrictions. No matter where people live, what time of the day or night, you can access trusted advice on the most appropriate care for their health issue. The services available are:

  • National Health Service Directory (NHSD)
    The National Health Services Directory (NHSD) is a convenient and accessible resource. It builds on and consolidates some existing regional healthcare directories to provide detailed information on available health related services to anyone with internet access. The directory provides access to reliable information, and will assist you to choose and connect with the most appropriate health services for your current needs.

Weight Management

  • Dietitians Association of Australian (DAA)
    The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is the peak body of dietetic and nutrition professionals providing strategic leadership in food and nutrition through empowerment, advocacy, education, accreditation and communication. Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs are university-qualified professionals that undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information, in line with DAA Professional Standards.
  • Dietary guidelines for all Australians
    Links to download a range of information sheets and booklets from the National Health and Medical Research Council.
  • Healthy Weight
    Losing just a few kilos can ease the symptoms of some forms of arthritits such as osteoarthritis. Healthy Weight is hosted by the Department of Health and Ageing:

Counselling Services

  • Beyondblue
    beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
  • Kids Help Line
    Kids Help Line is a free and confidential, telephone counselling service for 5 to 18 year olds.


  • Carers Australia
    Information and advocacy for people who provide support to children or adults who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.
  • Health Matters: ABC radio and TV
    Health Matters is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s online gateway to health. Here you’ll find original material about issues and conditions, as well as health news and transcripts from ABC Radio, ABC TV, and other areas of ABC Online:
  • Assistive Technology Australia
    Information about products and services to help people remain independent and improve their quality of life.
  • Findapharmacy
    This is a tool developed by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. It enables anyone with access to the internet to locate their closest pharmacy. The basic search tool can be used to enter your address, suburb and state. Find a pharmacy will locate your nearest pharmacy, giving you directions using Google maps. It also allows you to search by opening hours, services provided and languages spoken. For these options, you will need to use the advanced search option.


Source and credit: Arthritis Australia