Additional patient resources can be found for a wide range of health topics in the list of websites we have provided.


General Practice Information

Better Health Channel

Useful patient information and A-Z factsheets.


A very comprehensive site of useful resources and animated clips.


NPS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to support the best use of medicines to improve health and well-being.


Adolescent Health

The Royal Children’s Hospital – Centre for Adolescent Health

NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health



Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy



Cancer Council Vic

Cancer Council Australia

Cancer Australian (Government)

Includes information from the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC), and information on lung and gynaecological cancers. Links to Australian cancer support organisations and websites.

Cancer Screening

Links to Breast, Cervical and Bowel cancer screening programs.

Breast Cancer Network Australia

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is a world leader in cancer treatment, research and education. Excellent cancer information and links to other reliable cancer information websites.

Bowel Cancer Australia


Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation provides guidelines for health professionals and informs the public and assists people with cardiovascular disease.

National Cholesterol Education Program Australia

This website includes information for patients including the ‘Heart-to-Heart’ booklet.

The Stroke Foundation

Useful guidelines; good overview on prevention, treatment and educational activities


Chronic Disease Prevention

Measure Up (Australian Government)

Swap It – Don’t Stop It (Australian Government)


Complementary Medicine

Blackmores Medical

This website is an evidence-based resource for complementary medicines. It includes an excellent drug interaction guide.

The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)

AIMA is an independent not for profit organisation of individual medical practitioners seeking to provide whole person medical care by integrating evidence-based complementary medicine into mainstream practice.



Australian Dental Association



Australian College of Dermatologists

Eczema Association of Australasia

All about Acne


Good patient orientated guide

National Psoriasis Foundation

American website. Excellent patient resource.

Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre

Useful site on common occupational dermatoses and their management.


Drug and Alcohol

Therapeutic Goods Administration

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods.

Quit Victoria

Quit smoking resources.

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia

Resources for those struggling with alcohol use. Links to AA meetings.


Australian Government website with quit smoking resources



Diabetes Australia

The Australian Thyroid Foundation

The Australian Thyroid Foundation (ATF) is a member-based organisation, with membership fees and donations used to support and educate members with the most up-to-date, research, treatment and medications.



The Gastroenterological Society of Australia

GESA is Australia’s peak body for the disciplines of gastroenterology and hepatology. This website is an online resource for GESA members, health professionals and consumers needing more information.

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia

Coeliac Australia

IBIS Irritable Bowel Information & Support Association of Australia



Alzheimer’s Australia

Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 257,000 Australians living with dementia.

Council on Ageing (Vic)

Ageing Well

The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health.

National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)



Australian Red Cross Blood Service



Immunise Australia Program (Government)

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)

Department of Health (Vic)

The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers

This publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in immunisation science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.

Endorsed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Medical Association.


Infectious Diseases

Department of Health (Vic)

US Center for Disease Control

Excellent data base of diseases A-Z

NT Health – Centre for Disease Control Publications


Men’s Health

Men’s Health Australia

Good information, guidelines and very comprehensive list of useful links.

Impotence Australia


Mental Health

Anxiety Online

Black Dog Institute

Very comprehensive site for public and health professionals on diagnostic tools and fact sheets on depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorder.

Beyond Blue

Also excellent information on depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder for patients and health professionals

Kids Help

Good support for young people on common conditions. Provides telephone counselling.

Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation

Site contains information about Headspace centres and other mental health issues affecting young people.

Mental Health Fellowship of VIC

Problem Gambling – VIC Health



American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons

Australian Orthopaedic Association

Sports Medicine Australia

Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine



Alzheimers Australia

Brain Foundation

Headache Australia

MS Australia

Stroke Foundation

Parkinson’s Australia

Epilepsy Action Australia

Motor neurone disease (MND) Australia



Dietitians Association of Australia

Food Standards New Zealand Australia

Australian Divison of World Action on Salt & Health

The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders

Measure Up

Go for 2 and 5

Recommended consumption of fruit and vegetables.


Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Monash IVF

The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health



The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Glaucoma Australia

Vision Australia

Macular Degeneration



Osteoporosis Australia



The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Australia

Department of Health and Ageing



Raising Children

Autism Spectrum Australia

Parenting – Better Health Channel (Vic Health)


Patient Support Groups

The DrsReference Site

Page with list of patient support groups.

Australian Breastfeeding Association



Kidney Health Australia

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand

The Continence Foundation of Australia



National Asthma Council of Australia

The Australian Lung Foundation

The Australasian Sleep Association



Arthritis Foundation

Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation

Australian Rheumatology Association

Arthritis Australia


Sexual Health

Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine

ASHM : Australian Society for HIV Medicine

Australian Herpes Health Information



Quit Now

Quit Victoria



Australian Tinnitus Association



Smart Traveller – Australian Government

U.S. Centre for Disease Control

World Health Organisation: International Travel and Health

Medical Advisory Services For Travellers Abroad (MASTA)



Society for Vascular Surgery


Women’s Health

The Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria

Family Planning Victoria: Women

The Australasian Menopause Society

Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Breast Screen Victoria

National Cervical Screening Program