My healthcare rights
What are my rights as a patient?
The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights describes what consumers, or someone they care for, can expect when receiving health care.
These rights apply to all people in all places where health care is provided in Australia. This includes public and private hospitals, day procedure services, general practice and other community health services.
All members of our community who access services through Barwon Health will be afforded their healthcare rights.
Access the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights in Braille
A Braille version of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights can be accessed by emailing
Access the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights for people with Cognitive Impairment
Access the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights – LGBTIQA+
Access the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights in languages other than English
- Chinese simplified
- Chinese traditional
Advocacy contacts for Barwon South West Area
Please click here to download a list of advocacy contacts for the Barwon South West region.
Last Modified: Monday, 17 July 2023