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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

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Let's take the nation forward

This year, Australia will vote on Constitutional recognition for a Voice to Parlaiament 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 particpitae 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

Friday 9th June 2023 What would you like to know about the Budget 2023-24? Do you have questions for the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care? We are delighted that Minister Mark Butler will be joining us to discuss healthcare, the Budget and his vision in this webinar for consumers, members...

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

The health reforms announced in tonight’s Federal Budget will go a long way towards giving consumers greater access to affordable primary care, according to CHF, the national peak body for health consumers. CHF, which represented consumers on the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce, welcomed key...
CHF strongly supports the Australian Government’s decision to allow consumers to buy two months’ worth of medicine for the price of a single prescription. “This is a really good move which shows the government is listening to the voices of consumers,” CHF CEO Dr Elizabeth Deveny said. As the...