ACT Human Rights Commission

ACT Human Rights Commission

The role of the ACT Human Rights Commission is to resolve complaints and promote rights. The Commission's functions are to:

  • Provide an independent, fair and accessible process for resolving individual complaints;
  • Promote service improvement;
  • Promote the human rights and welfare of people; and
  • Foster understanding of particular legislation.

The ACT Human Rights Commission includes:

  • The Children & Young People Commissioner
  • The Disability & Community Services Commissioner
  • The Discrimination Commissioner
  • The Health Services Commissioner
  • The Human Rights Commissioner

Find a Health Service

Health Directorate

The Health Directorate's Find-A-Health-Service office a comprehensive listing of health services in the ACT, including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Aged care
  • Allied health
  • Alternative and complementary therapies
  • Cancer services and support
  • Community health
  • Dental services
  • Disability services and support
  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Health education
  • Heart health
  • Hospital services
  • Mental health, psychology and counselling
  • Migrant and multicultural services
  • Nutrition
  • Palliative care
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacies
  • Physical activity
  • Radiology and imaging
  • Rehabilitation
  • Self help, pastoral care, support and advocacy groups
  • Sexual health and family planning
  • Patient transport services
  • Women's children's and youth health

The database can be searched by service type, suburb or keyword.

Health Direct Australia

Federal Government

Healthdirect provides a range of free health services on behalf of the governments of Australia. Resources include a symptom checker, apps, videos, news and events and a 24/7 phone service for health advice and information you can trust - 1800 022 222.

Health Directorate

Health Directorate provides a comprehensive range of health services to the people of the Australian Capital Territory. Health Directorate sets health policy; plans the delivery of health services; while ensuring these services meet community needs. Health Directorate also funds a range of non-Government organisations to provide vital healthcare services to the people of the ACT and surrounding region.

Healthier Work

ACT Government

Healthier Work is a free ACT government service under the Healthy Weight Initiative established to support employers to develop health and wellbeing initiatives within their workplace. Healthier work aims to build the capacity of workplaces to develop and implement programs, policies and practices that lead to healthy environments and sustained employee healthy lifestyle changes.

Healthy Living

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

While individuals make the daily choices around their health and wellbeing, the ACT Government is supporting healthy decision-making through healthy living initiatives to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Target areas for the Healthy Living program include schools, workplaces, urban planning, social inclusion, food environment and evaluation of health risks and health services.

Public Advocate of the ACT

Public Advocate of the ACT

The role of the Public Advocate of the ACT (PA ACT) is to protect and promote the rights and interests of our vulnerable citizens in partnership with the ACT community. The functions of the PA ACT include:

  • Advocating for the rights and freedoms of vulnerable persons in our community;
  • Fostering the provision of services and facilities to vulnerable persons in our community;
  • Supporting the establishment and encouraging the development of programs that benefit vulnerable persons in our community;
  • Acting a ‘Guardian of Last Resort’ or ‘Emergency Guardian’ to vulnerable persons in the community where no other persons is found suitable or available; and
  • Representing or supporting vulnerable persons in our community in matters before the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal or a Court.

Respecting Patient Choices Program


You have the right to have a say in your health care, now and for the future. Advance care planning involves talking to others and making decisions about your future health care and medical treatment. You and your family can be reassured that when your wishes are known they can be respected by doctors and nurses and others involved in your care.

Workplace health and safety

Worksafe ACT

The Worksafe ACT website provides a range of resources and information on workplace health and safety compliance matters, including: reporting accidents; risk assessments; licencing and registrations; workers compensation; appointing a Health and Safety Representative and developing and implementing safety management systems.

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