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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


Let's take the nation forward

This year, Australia will vote on Constitutional recognition for a Voice to Parliament for First Nations peoples. It is an important step for Indigenous Australians, who make up a smaller population percentage of the population and want to actively participate in decision-making on the policies and laws that affect them.

The Consumers Health Forum strongly advocates for a "Yes" vote and has been a vocal champion in urging the government to amend the Constitution.

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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.

Upcoming Events

MyMedicare is a new voluntary patient registration model that aims to strengthen the relationship between patients, their GPs and primary care teams. Initially, it will provide the most benefit to people who need access to longer telehealth services from their GP, aged care residents and people...

It's time for health consumers to be heard

30 years of talking. Now it's time for action.

When Medicare was introduced in 1983, it gave the gift of universal healthcare to all Australians. However, by 1993 gaps in the system started to emerge and so began 30 years of reports, reviews and roundtables on how to fix our primary healthcare system. For all these years CHF has advocated strongly on behalf of Australian health consumers, most recently as part of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce. However, the time for talk is over. It’s time for action.

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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

Millions of Australian consumers with chronic health conditions will be able to access cheaper medicines from today, under the first stage of the Australian Government’s new 60-day dispensing policy. CHF, Australia’s national peak body for health consumers, welcomes the new policy as a small but...
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Vale Kate Moore, 20 July 1944 - 9 August 2023 This month, we learned that former CHF CEO, Kate Moore, had passed away after a short illness. Kate was CEO of Consumers Health Forum from 1992 to 1999. Kate left a profound legacy on the status of health consumer influence, as a driving force,...