Primary health care is the entry level to the health system and, as such, is usually a person’s first encounter with the health system. It includes a broad range of activities and services, from health promotion and prevention, to treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions.

In the May 2018 Federal Budget, the AIHW was appropriated to establish a Primary Health Care Data Unit and to develop a National Primary Health Care Data Asset. More information about AIHW's primary health care data development.

More reports and statistics on primary health care can be found under Hospitals.