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  • Health advice for Kimberley residents during the flood

    Residents in the Kimberley region are being urged to stay safe and protect their health following recent major flooding to the area.

  • The Challenge launch

    International tech giants embrace WA’s challenge to provide ground-breaking healthcare solutions.


  • Be prepared for heatwaves this summer

    Heatwaves are among the deadliest natural events in Australia. Taking care before, during and after a heatwave can be vital to survival.
  • Abortion legislation reform

    The State Government, through the Department of Health, is proposing changes to existing abortion legislation to improve access to safe and timely abortion care in Western Australia.


  • Pregnant woman holding rapid antigen test

    COVID-19 home monitoring program to conclude

    Western Australia’s COVID-19 home monitoring program WA COVID Care at Home will come to an end on 31 December 2022, with the last intake of patients occurring on Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

  • Family of 3 standing on a beach as the sun sets behind them

    COVID-19 State of Emergency ceases in WA - what it means for you

    Western Australia’s COVID-19 State of Emergency will end at 12:01am this Friday, 4 November 2022 and COVID-19 will be managed through sustainable public health measures, vaccination and targeted testing processes.

  • Person using rapid antigen test kit

    Transition of PCR testing continues

    From July this year, PCR testing services at COVID clinics have been gradually scaling down as part of a planned transition.

  • Nitrous Oxide gas canisters (Nangs) in WA

    Nitrous oxide (N2O) is used as a medicine for the purposes of anaesthesia, sedation or pain management. In domestic and commercial catering settings, it is used as a propellant for whipped cream, to infuse flavours into alcoholic drinks, and to create mousses and foams.

  • Woman testing herself with rapid antigen test

    Doctor's referral needed for PCR testing by a private clinic

    A reminder that starting tomorrow, Saturday 1 October 2022, a referral from a GP or other medical practitioner will be needed for PCR testing for COVID-19 by private pathology providers.

  • Three women wearing facemasks standing on train platform

    Be COVID-prepared when you travel

    With people planning to see family and friends over the spring school holidays, it is important to be prepared and follow current COVID-19 public health and social measures.