National Health Services Directory

What is the National Health Services Directory (NHSD)?

The NHSD is a free comprehensive national directory of health services enabling consumers and health providers to access reliable and consistent information about health services across the country. It is an initiative supported by all Australian governments and is a major investment in Australia’s health infrastructure.

NHSD Overview video

What information will be included in the NHSD?

The NHSD website and NHSD smart phone app currently enables users to search for essential service information such as location, opening hours and contact details for general practices, pharmacies, hospitals and emergency departments.

The NHSD team has and continues to work closely with Medicare Locals, Local Hospital Networks, State and Territory Governments, medical colleges, peak bodies and other organisations to expand the breadth and depth of services information in the directory.
By embedding the new NHSD ‘Find a Health Service’ search tool on their websites, partner organisations like Medicare Locals are making it possible for consumers and health care providers to search for new services in the NHSD such as dental, physio, psychology, speech pathology/therapy, podiatry and specialist services.

As more information about health services is added to the directory, the NHSD ‘Find a Health Service’ search tool, NHSD website and smart phone apps will continue to be enhanced, enabling searches for more detailed and new information like home visiting, online and phone services, telehealth enabled services as well as languages spoken, site/service accessibility options and more.

What costs are associated with using of the NHSD?

The NHSD is free to access, however mobile phone carrier data costs may apply. Your mobile telecommunications provider can provide further information. There are no costs associated with listing your service and provider information in the NHSD.
Instructions for downloading the NHSD mobile app

How can I order NHSD resources?

To download NHSD brochures visit the NHSD website.

To order NHSD or other Healthdirect Australia brochures free of charge visit Healthdirect Australia’s website.

Further Information

Further information for health providers
Further information for consumers

NHSD privacy information is available at
NHSD terms of use is available at

For more information about the National Health Services Directory, contact Gary Morris on (03) 9347 1188 or email,


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