Public Health and Aged Care Data

Media Enquiries and FOI

  • Media requests should be made through the Media Centre.
  • FOI requests should be made through the FOI page.


Government Agencies That Provide Australian Health Data provides an easy way to find, access, and reuse public data.

If the data you require is not on, it may be available from one of the agencies below.


Department of Human Services (DHS)

DHS is responsible for social welfare, health and other payments and services.


Information on how to obtain data on Australian Government health and welfare payments is available on the DHS website.


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.


The ABS provides publicly available statistics about all aspects of Australia.


The ABS also provides information on the ABS microdata assets and access to ABS microdata can be requested through the Microdata Entry Page


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

The AIHW produces high-quality reports and other information products, on key health and welfare issues in Australia. These are used to improve the delivery of health and welfare for Australians.


Reports, analysis and data can be accessed or requested through their website.


The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA)

IHPA's primary function is to enable Activity Based Funding for Australian public hospital services. IHPA does this by delivering an annual National Efficient Price (NEP) and National Efficient Cost (NEC).


The NEP and NEC are a major determinant of the level of Commonwealth Government funding for public hospital services and provide a price signal or benchmark for the efficient cost of providing public hospital services.


Information on IHPA's data holdings and instructions for applying for IHPA data can be found on their website.