Resources & Publications

New Volunteering Resource Hub

Volunteering Australia is delighted to announce that we will be establishing a national Volunteering Resource Hub. The Resource Hub will be a centralised repository of information for the volunteering sector, with a focus on volunteer management. The Hub will be designed by the sector, for the sector, to ensure the resources it houses are relevant and useful for volunteer management professionals across Australia. Read more at

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system. Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).

Understanding diabetes and its seriousness is important.

- If you are living with diabetes, you need to learn how to manage your diabetes
- If you have a family member or friend with diabetes, you can learn how to support them
- If you are a teacher or employer, you have a duty of care to provide a safe environment

- Importantly, if you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, you can take steps to prevent or slow down diabetes.

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HealthDirect: free, reliable health advice

HealthDirect is a government website containing free, reliable health advice. There is a symptom checker which enables you to get advice about whether you don't need to be concerned, or you need to consult a doctor, go to hospital or call 000. And in a great opportunity for hypochondriacs everywhere, there is a new Risk Checker which enables you to better understand your risks of heart attack, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.

The Department of Health has launched its new website

The Department of Health has launched its new website. This site combines all its health sites into one.

Community Transport Brochures in Multiple Languages

Community Transport Brochures in Multiple Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Hindi, Spanish, Filipino, Greek, Korean, Tamil, Vietnamese) have been added to the South West Sydney Ageing and Disability Support Services Public website

Translated Aged Care Quality Standards Consumer Outcomes

The Aged Care Quality Standards Consumer Outcomes A3 Poster has been translated to 25 languages, including Arabic, Armenian, Croatian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.


Wellness and Reablement Resource Guide: Implementing Wellness and Reablement Approaches in Community Aged Care

Wellness and Reablement Resource Guide

Implementing Wellness and Reablement Approaches in Community Aged Care


A Project of the Inner West Sydney, Hunter Valley And Central West Sector Support Development Projects Funded by the Australian Government Depart of Health

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Resource Library

Resources include;

  • Do you have a concern? brochure/poster
  • Quality Standards Posters
  • Aged Care Quality Standards 1-8 Fact Sheet
  • Quality Standards 1-8 factsheet
  • Top tips for care recipients: Making a complaint factsheet
  • Letters and Posters (Various languages)

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VIDEO: Wellness & Language in Consume Directed Care

VIDEO: Hilary O'Connel a Wellness and Philosophy Expert talks about the importance of wellness and language in consumer directed care.