Health expenditure pie chart

Australia spends nearly $150 billion or $6,600 per Australian on Health. This accounts for 9.8% of GDP. 

18% of this expenditure is borne directly by individual health consumers. Consumers also indirectly fund Health through paying PHI premiums, and both direct and indirect taxation.

Consumers have spent an estimated $30 billion in recurrent funding for health goods and services.

Consumer Funding has grown steadily, by 6.2% each year.


Expenditure FAQ (AIHW) [Internet]. 2016 [cited 19 May 2016]. Available from:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015. Health expenditure Australia 2013–14. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 54. Cat. no. HWE 63. Canberra: AIHW