Resources for supporting patient diversity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA)

Cultural and linguistic diversity


People with intellectual disability

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Asexual (LGBTIQ+)

Palliative care and end-of-life care for LGBTIQ+ communities

Aged care for LGBTIQ+ communities

General health care for LGBTIQ+ communities

  • Rainbow Health Australia support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) through research and knowledge translation, training and service accreditation through the Rainbow Tick.
  • The LGBTIQ+ Health Australia has a Knowledge Hub of resources for the workforce, the community and also has a search facility.

Living Alone

  • The Better Health Channel Victoria, provides useful information about services and caring for those with dementia. See their section Dementia support for people who live alone.
  • Dementia Australia - Caring for someone who lives alone section offers some useful insights into support that a person living alone with dementia may require.
  • From the Australian Institute of Family Studies: Demographics of Living Alone (Australian Family Trends No. 6) shows the trends of those living alone in Australia and also compares this with other countries.

Mental Illness

Older people


People with HIV


Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • Find information regarding visas, community support programs and special humanitarian programs from the Department of Home Affairs visit Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian Program webpage.
  • The Refugee Council of Australia has information on Australia’s Refugee Program has many resources and fact sheets relating to immigration and resettling in Australia.
  • The Australian Human Rights Commission has information on Asylum Seekers and Refugees, that describes what an asylum seeker and refugee is and outlines their human rights.
  • This resource is for use by doctors, nurses and other primary care providers to inform on-arrival and ongoing health care for people from refugee backgrounds, visit the Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide.
  • The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) website has useful information and resources relating to the rehabilitation of those that are survivors of torture or trauma who have come from overseas.
  • From the Australian government Department of Health and Aged Care: Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Palliative Care - Issues Report on Refugees (2019) gives an insight into the associated barriers and suggests some promising approaches for the future.
  • The Australian Psychological Society has information in relation to Refugees and asylum seekers, they provide key points and suggest ways that individuals can get involved to support and advocate for refugees.

Rural and Remote

Last updated 09 October 2023