This bulletin provides estimates of total health expenditure in Australia for the period 1982–83 to 1993–94. Detailed data are presented, by area of expenditure and source of funds, for each year from 1986–87 to 1992–93. Estimates of aggregate data only are presented for 1993–94. The major focus of this bulletin is on measuring variations in annual growth in expenditure for different areas of health care. However, the bulletin also looks at changes to the mix of service funding sources and expenditure levels for particular health services.