25 August - COVID-19 vaccination webinar series for residential aged care workers starts tomorrow

We received notice from the Department of Health, with information about their webinars to update aged care workers. This information may apply to your business if you provide services within a residential aged care facility.

27 July 2021 - SA Government Grants - NSW Micro Business Grant + JobSaver Applications now Open.

13 July 2021 - HSP Covid-19 Arrangements for Areas in Lockdown

Members’ reported that clients are experiencing difficulty getting statutory declarations signed, and clients signing other documents. Jane asked HSP about the six month transition period for HSP changes. Here is their reply:


"Yes as there is a transition period this would include the signing of statutory declarations. If you are in a COVID lockdown area you may continue under the previous COVID-19 arrangements."

8 July - NSW Business Grants

We hope you are managing the HSP changes, the COVID pressures and the cold snap!

NSW: You may wish to check to see if you are eligible for business grants available from the
NSW Government. The NSW Premier said yesterday that applications would open on 19th July.



29 October, 3:00 – 4:15 pm AEDT

The Department of Health has engaged NPS MedicineWise to deliver this free webinar for nurses, GPs, pharmacists and other aged care workers.  You may find this relevant to the services your business offers to clients facing changed behaviour due to dementia.  Register.

16 October -  NDIS Compliance and Governance with Gina Ingrouille

We emailed Members about this webinar. If you are unable to attend, you can access a recording of the event if you register before then. The webinar will help prepare your business for audit/verification readiness. We have had queries from some members about this recently.

19 August Department of Health webinar, COVID-19 response update for primary care and allied health practitioners.

Hearing Services, Covid-19 - Provider Factsheet

6 August This webinar, hosted by Department of Health, is part of a series to update primary care and allied health practitioners on the COVID-19 response. The panel will provide key updates and answer participants’ questions. Pre-registration is not required. Webinar link.


HBA was working collaboratively yesterday to ensure that Audiology continues to be included in the list of healthcare professions deemed as essential with the increased COVID restrictions in Victoria.

23 April -  Telehealth billing under Medicare & Maintenance claims for HSP DVA Clients.

21 April - Webinar: The Government's Australian Digital Health Agency - ‘Digital health tools for COVID-19 and beyond: improving care coordination’. Focus on Electronic Prescribing and the ways in which My Health Record can help support Telehealth consults and remote dispensing.  And some of the simple things you can do to protect your business from cyber risks which new Telehealth platforms might pose.

8 - 15 April - Central NSW Business HQ's continuing webinar series to assist small businesses in this current economic climate.

8 April – COVID-19 Business Ready Master Planning
8 April – COVID-19 Zoom for hosting virtual events
9 April – COVID-19 Preparing a case for Business Finance 
9 April – COVID-19 Digital Marketing Strategies for Survival
14 April – COVID-19 Stimulus Unpacked for Smaller Business 
14 April – COVID-19 Shopify Fundamentals 

15 April – COVID-19 Your Business – A legal perspective 

15 April – COVID-19 Culture change through strong leadership.

8 April - Response from HSP re questions from HBA Members.

​2 April - HSP Fact Sheet, which now allows for delivery of more hearing services via telehealth

2 April - Webinar: Department of Health, 'Coronavirus COVID-19 Update for Allied Health'.  Hosted by Principal Medical Advisor, Professor Michael Kidd AM, specifically for Allied Health practitioners. Michael will also answer from participants' questions. Recording available on 2 April.

1 April - Government Job Keeper Payment- Fact Sheet - Information for Employers.

29 March - The Government has just announced a fortnightly wage subsidy that businesses can claim in an effort to keep people employed.

19 March - Charging HSP Clients Travel Fees for Home Visits.

17 March - Covid-19 Proposed Federal Government Stimulus Package Information

16 March - Department of Health Online Training Module Covid-19.

15 March 2020 - Department of Health, clinicians and health care providers' Covid-19 risk mitigation.