On 11 April 2019 the Government assumed a Caretaker role. Information on websites maintained by the Department of Health will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the conclusion of the caretaker period.

Beta We are building this new website to better deliver information. Learn more about this site.


Our accessibility statement explains how we aim to make the information on our website accessible to everyone.

Why accessibility is important

It is important to us that our information is accessible to everyone.

We are committed to providing information and services in a non-discriminatory and accessible way. This is a requirement under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

We also aim to meet the Australian Government’s web accessibility requirements. This includes meeting the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) at level AA.

How to listen to the website

If you have trouble reading text, you may prefer to use ReadSpeaker to listen to it instead. To do this, select the listen button near the top of any page within our website.

ReadSpeaker listen button

ReadSpeaker will highlight the text as it reads it to you. Use the settings icon to change the text colour, size and how fast ReadSpeaker reads the text to you. If you have trouble hearing the voice, check your volume settings.

Readspeaker listen button illustration

Contact us

If you have any trouble accessing a file or document, you can request an accessible version through our online form.

For any other accessibility or usability issues please contact us.

Last updated: 
18 September 2018