This is the tenth national report on organisations funded by the Australian Government to provide health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 2017–18, nearly 200 organisations provided a range of primary health services to around 483,000 clients, 81% of whom were Indigenous. Around 3.6 million episodes of care were provided, nearly 3.1 million of these (85%) by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

  • Cat. no: IHW 212
Findings from this report:
  • Indigenous primary health services are located in all states and territories and remoteness areas of Australia

  • Just under half (45%) of organisations provide services in Remote or Very remote areas

  • More than two-thirds (71%) of organisations are Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

  • In 2017–18, around 483,000 clients received 3.6 million episodes of care