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Queensland Women and Girls' Health Strategy

The Queensland Government is committed to advancing the rights and interests of women and girls, increasing their economic participation, and working to achieve gender equality in Queensland. As a commitment under the Queensland Women's Strategy 2022-27, a new Queensland Women and Girls’ Health Strategy 2023-2032 (Strategy) will be developed.

The new Strategy will aim to address health inequity and improve accessibility to healthcare for women and girls living in Queensland.

Share your experiences and provide your views

Queensland Health thanks the Queenslanders who have already told us their unique experiences and suggestions on how to improve the health of women and girls. Extensive and further consultation is ongoing to ensure the voices of Queensland women and girls are at the heart of the Strategy.  

There are two ways you can share your experiences and views: by completing a short survey or providing written feedback to

Consultation to date

Ongoing consultation and engagement are vital to deliver better health and wellbeing for Queensland women and girls, particularly for priority communities. To date, this includes engagement with key stakeholders, targeted consultation sessions with women and girls, online surveys and written submissions.

Evidence Review: Queensland Women and Girls’ Health

In early 2023, Queensland Health commissioned an evidence review of data available on the health of Queensland women and girls. This information has provided a quantitative evidence base to inform the development of the new Strategy. This research was led by Professor Gita Mishra and colleagues at the Australian Women and Girls Health Research Centre, University of Queensland.

View the evidence review.

Health Consumers Queensland: Engagement with the Strategy

In late 2022, Queensland Health partnered with Health Consumers Queensland to hear directly from Queensland women and girls. We heard from nearly 200 health consumers. Consultation included Kitchen Table Discussions, Yarning Circles and sessions with women in custody. The sessions sought to reach women of all ages, including from priority communities.

View the consumer consultation summary report.

2022 Consultation Paper

An initial consultation paper was made publicly available in late 2022. You can review the Queensland women's health strategy consultation paper in full (PDF 1991 kB), or in sections:

An easy to read version (PDF 939 kB) and a one-page summary (PDF 127 kB) of the consultation paper are also available.


We know that Australian women experience different health outcomes than Australian men and are not achieving their full health potential. For example, while women have a higher life expectancy than men, they are likely to experience more years with disability and are likely to have multiple chronic conditions. Women also make up a higher proportion of preventable hospital admissions.

There are a wide range of factors that influence these health outcomes, and there are opportunities for change that can address the barriers and challenges that affect the health of women and girls across their life span.

The development of the new Strategy is being led by the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women and is a signature action of the Queensland Women’s Strategy.

If you have any queries, contact the team at

Last updated: 14 September 2023