Health Expenditure Bulletin No. 17 provides estimates of total expenditure on health services in Australia for 1989-90 to 1999-00. Expenditure estimates are presented at the aggregate level, as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP), on a per person basis and by source of funding - Commonwealth, other government and non-government. Detailed national and State data on particular areas of expenditure are also included. The State data cover the years 1996-97 to 1998-99 and the national data the period from 1989-90 to 1998-99. The bulletin will be helpful to anyone interested in studying, analysing and comparing measures of health services expenditure in Australia.