Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

The second edition of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights is now available. The new Charter empowers consumers to take an active role in their health care and reflects an increased focus on person-centred care within the Australian healthcare system.  

Learn more about the changes and how the Charter was developed in collaboration with healthcare providers, consumer groups and patients from across Australia. Read our media release


Resources available

The Charter is supported by a range of accessible resources to help as many people as possible understand their healthcare rights.

Available resources include translations into 19 languages plus Braille, Auslan and Easy English versions. 

Download the resources at


Expert panel discussion

If you weren’t able to tune into the live stream of the Charter launch, catch up on expert commentary via our video on demand. Speakers include Commission Chair Professor Villis Marshall AC, Clinical Director Associate Professor Amanda Walker, Health Consumers Queensland CEO Melissa Fox, SA Healthcare Complaints Commissioner Dr Grant Davies, and Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Veronica Casey.

The video will be available from Monday on our website.


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