National Health Planning Cycles

Overview and Context

National Health Plan Title

Department of Health Strategic Intent 2017-2021, National Health Act 1953, National Health Reform Agreement 2011, National Healthcare Agreement (2012), National Primary Health Care Strategy, Australian National Preventive Health Agency Act 2010, National Preventive Health Agency Strategic Plan 2011-2015

Annual Health Sector Review

information not available

Income group:


Fiscal Start Date

July 1

Legal and Political systems

  • Executive branch: the monarchy is hereditary
  • Legislative branch: Senate - last election held on 2 July 2016; House of Representatives - last election held on 2 July 2016. this election represents a rare double dissolution where all 226 seats in both the Senate and House of Representatives are up for reelection
  • Legal System: Common Law

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
GAVI Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
GAVI Immunisation Services Support(ISS)Support
GAVI Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Support
GAVI Injection Safety Support
The Global Fund HIV/AIDS Grants
The Global Fund Malaria Grants
The Global Fund Tuberculosis Grants

Partners in Country

Country engaging in IHP + processes


IHP+ details

Australia is a member of the International Health Partnership+

Pooled funding and or SWAP


UNDAF rollout cycles

UHC Partnership for policy dialogue


PEPFAR focus countries


World Bank*

On 23 September 2011, Australian Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, and World Bank President, Robert Zoellick, signed the Partnership Framework between AusAID and the World Bank Group. Under An Effective Aid Program for Australia, more Australian development assistance will be delivered through multilateral partners who achieve results. The World Bank is already one of Australia’s largest development partners. In 2010-11 funding to the World Bank reached $575.4 million, larger than the Indonesia bilateral program.The Partnership Framework outlines the purpose of, and structures for, managing the partnership; principles of engagement; priority areas of collaboration; public awareness activities; as well as implementation and monitoring arrangements for the partnership.

European Commission*

EUAustralia Partnership Framework.The Partnership Framework facilitates the EU and Australia in achieving common goals in a number of important areas such as foreign policy and security international trade development assistance climate change and energy science and research innovation and technology education and culture.

Costing and Financing

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