Better Health Channel

Your trusted health companion through life

Anytime, anywhere access to Australia's most trusted and reliable health information. Download the app now and:

  • browse our full range of nutritious healthy recipes and create a customised shopping list for when you're next at the store

  • access our full range of heath articles on the go (including conditions and treatments, healthy living and relationships and family) and share with family and friends

  • conveniently locate health services such as doctors, dentists, pharmacies and physiotherapists wherever you are in Victoria, and

  • create personalised health alerts and notifications for heat, UV, smog and pollen.

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  • Health Conditions

    Find information about health conditions relevant to you.

  • Healthy Living

    Extensive information on food and nutrition, physical activity, healthy weight, health checks, immunisation, and reducing alcohol and tobacco consumption

  • Relationships & Family

    Covers an extensive range of topics from pregnancy to parenting, caring for others, and coping with relationship stress.

  • Treatments & First Aid

    Find treatment and first aid information to a range of common conditions and injuries.

  • Healthy Recipes

    Find healthy and nutritious recipes for a range of dietry requirements and lifestyle needs (e.g. low salt and sugar) and create customised shopping lists for when you're next at the store.

  • Find a Health Service in Victoria

    Find health services based on your current location in Victoria.

  • Alerts

    Personalised alerts for heat, UV, smog and pollen.

  • Help & Advice

    Lists essential health and advice services including Nurse On Call, Kids helpline, Poisons Information, Lifeline and more.

Version 3.0 November 2013

Version 3.0 for Android and iOS builds upon the success and 4.5-5 star ratings of version 2.0 to help you take control of your health and wellbeing anytime, anywhere. Version 3.0 includes:

  • Improvements to after hours health services to help you more easily locate GP’s, late night pharmacies and other medical services when critical needs arise.
  • Social sharing for twitter, facebook and SMS integration so you can share healthy living articles and our delicious healthy recipes with friends, family and those close to you.
  • Recipe shopping list sharing (email and SMS) to more easily gather all the ingredients for your next healthy meal or those in your care.

Here’s what people have been saying about version 2 (iphone / ipad):

Best health app

This app is awesome! Provides you with so much information in health! Has great recipes and provides you with heaps of tips! I love it! Supernatural18655

Essential app for everyone!

This application is extremely user friendly, containing invaluable information written in a way that is user friendly and straight to the point. You must download this! A must have for everyone, Great initiative Vic Government. Thank you Unhappy00

Simply wonderful

I don’t usually write reviews, however this app is well worth the time. Simply put, it’s a great app enabling the public to stay aware of health risks and benefits. It’s definitely worth downloading Halima Ali

An excellent app

I love this app. Detailed notes on health, contacts, conditions all in one place. When I feel crook this is where I go first. You also get a first aid guide, and I have just discovered the recipes and UV and pollen alerts. Cloud mountain

Fantastic upgrade     

The first version was great, but I love the new upgrade. Sleeker, more functional, and the recipes are awesome. Kudos. - BZ Aus

The app aims to help you and those close to you remain healthy, safe and well. It does not however replace professional advice or care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals. 


Need help? Have a bug to report? Please visit the Contact us page on Better Health Channel for details.