Subscribe to announcements and eNewsletter for the Aged Care Sector

Page last updated: 05 August 2019

The Department of Health communicates regularly by email with the aged care industry and aged care stakeholders. Our email announcements contain important messages affecting the aged care sector. Messages are available on the announcements page after they are emailed to subscribers.

Subscribers will also receive our information for Aged Care Sector newsletter, which provides a snapshot of advice on current key issues. Read previous issues of the information for the Aged Care Sector newsletter.

How to subscribe

Using the form below, select any or all of the categories and agree to the privacy conditions. After you have subscribed you will receive an email requesting confirmation. Anyone can subscribe, it is a self-managed service.

By completing the subscription form you are consenting to your professional information being collected for subscription and communication purposes. The department uses MailChimp to send messages, which is based in the United States of America. MailChimp may collect personal information so please ensure you review the Privacy and Consent statement.

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Privacy and Consent – MailChimp Subscription Services

The Department of Health will only use information subscribers have provided for the purpose of creating, sending and managing emails, in accordance with the preferences chosen by subscribers. The department will also use this information to measure email performance and to improve the features for specific segments of customers, evaluate your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

As MailChimp is based in the United States of America (USA) and the information generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by MailChimp on servers located outside Australia, we are required to inform you that by subscribing to our e-Newsletter:

  • you consent to your personal information being collected, used, disclosed and stored as set out in Mail Chimp’s Privacy Policy and agree to abide by Mail Chimp’s Terms of Use; you understand and acknowledge that this service utilises a MailChimp platform, which is located in the USA and relevant legislation of the USA will apply. Accordingly, Australian Privacy Principle 8.1 contained in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act will not apply; and
  • you understand and acknowledge that you will not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) but will need to seek redress under the laws of the USA.

Principle 8.1 requires the department to take steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that MailChimp does not breach the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to the information given by the subscriber. This would no longer apply if you sign up to a subscription service of the department in which MailChimp is used.

You can opt out of our mailing list if you chose the ‘unsubscribe’ service provided by MailChimp in every email or contact the department. You can also disable or refuse cookies or disable Flash player; however, you may not be able to use the services provided by MailChimp if cookies are disabled. Should you wish to contact MailChimp, you can find contact details on Contact MailChimp page.

MailChimp has the endorsement of TRUSTe's Privacy Seal, which means this privacy policy has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with their program requirements including transparency, accountability, and choice related to the collection and use of your personal information. TRUSTe is an independent third party that operates a globally-recognised privacy trustmark.