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CHF is Australia’s leading advocate on consumer health care issues.

We work to achieve safe, good quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by the best health information and systems the country can afford.

Vision and Mission


Medicare's 40th anniversary

Medicare is the publicly funded universal healthcare insurance scheme in Australia. It is the principal way Australians access their health services. February 1st 2024 marks 40 years since the Hawke government reinstated Medicare as the means to ensure Australians have access to high quality healthcare. 

Medicare is highly valued by Australian health consumers, but as our population ages and the level of chronic disease increases, Medicare must also change.

Join us as we reflect on Medicare’s 40th anniversary and advocate for affordable healthcare.

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Help shape Australia's healthcare for the better — become a member today and be a highly valued partner in the effort to make the consumer perspective a priority.

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Member benefits

  •   Alerts to free supporter network events, webinars and resources
  •   Health Update — CHF's exclusive members' fortnightly e-newsletter
  •   Alerts to Consumer Representative Vacancies and CHF Consultations
  •   Access to CHF policy submissions, information and project reports

Consumers as leaders in health care


A voice for health consumers
Making sure consumers are part of the health conversation as effective advocates and leaders.
Improving the quality of health services
Working with health and social support systems to implement consumer-centred reforms that make the right kind of difference.
Influencing policy
Advocating consumer-centred health care to governments, health and social support systems.

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Join Australia's Health Panel

Australia's Health Panel is a CHF project that adds your voice to the national conversation on health policy through timely and high quality surveys.

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What we are doing

The latest news, blogs and publications

Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) welcomes the Federal Government's ban on compounding replica Ozempic medication but warns consumers who do legitimately need it can't be left worse off when the ban starts in October. "CHF has been concerned about safety and quality issues linked to the...
Tonight's Federal Budget serves as a placeholder in what could have been a landmark year for health reforms. The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) recognises some strides made in health care sectors, yet crucial opportunities to deliver comprehensive, affordable, and accessible healthcare...