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Australasian Health Facility Guidelines

The Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (AusHFG) is an initiative of the Australasian Health Infrastructure Alliance (AHIA). The AusHFG enables planners and designers of health facilities throughout Australasia to use a common set of guidelines and specifications for the base elements of health facilities.
The use of the AusHFG offers the following benefits:
  • Australasian best-practice approach to health facility planning;
  • access to standard spatial components; and
  • a highly flexible tool responsive to dynamic changes in health care.


Changing Places Transforming Lives Information Kit 
by Gerhard MalanNo presence information
 29/07/2015 11:35 AM

​The Association for Children with a Disability has recently published the Changing Places Transforming Lives Information Kit (November 2013) to assist plan and design Changing Places toilets.

While inclusion of these spaces is not mandatory, some jurisdictions...

Revised Part D: Infection Prevention and Control 
by Webmaster, AusHFGNo presence information
 15/06/2015 9:44 PM

A new, revised version of Part D: Infection Prevention and Control (Revision 6) is now available. Its development has been informed by an extensive consultation process with infection prevention and control staff.

Key changes in this revision include:...

New Part A Introduction 
by Webmaster, AusHFGNo presence information
 15/12/2014 12:59 PM

A new, revised version of Part A Introduction (previously titled "Part A Introduction and Instructions for Use") has been uploaded and contains a broad introduction and context to the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines. 

The major changes...

Revised Part B, Section 90 (Standard Components) 
by Webmaster, AusHFGNo presence information
 15/12/2014 12:59 PM

A new version of Part B Section 90 Standard Components has been uploaded and contains a broad overview of the intent and use of the Standard Components contained in the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines.

The major changes reflected in this revision...

Revised HPU 155, Ambulatory Care Unit 
by Webmaster, AusHFGNo presence information
 15/12/2014 11:05 AM
A new health planning unit, HPU155 Ambulatory Care Unit (Revision 5) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design of this health planning unit. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health...
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[D-1020] Infection Prevention and Control Checklist.pdf[D-1020] Infection Prevention and Control Checklist
[D-0820] Building Elements.pdf[D-0820] Building Elements
[D-0860] Physical Environment.pdf[D-0860] Physical Environment
[D-1000] References and Further Reading.pdf[D-1000] References and Further Reading
[D-0800] Introduction.pdf[D-0800] Introduction


Australian Building Code Board
Australian College of Health Service Executives
Changing Places Information Kit
New South Wales Treasury
New Zealand Ministry of Health
NSW Health, New South Wales
Queensland Health
Standards Australia
Victorian Private Hospitals Unit
Wayfinding for Healthcare Facilities (previously TS2)
Technical Series TS7 - Floor Coverings in Healthcare Buildings
Technical Series TS11 - Engineering Services & Sustainable Development Guidelines
Western Australia Department of Health
Active Records Storage Calculator (under development)
NSW Process of Facility Planning (POFP)