About the NHMRC

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia’s leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards.

NHMRC brings together within a single national organisation the functions of research funding and development of advice. One of its strengths is that it draws upon the resources of all components of the health system, including governments, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals, researchers, teaching and research institutions, public and private program managers, service administrators, community health organisations, social health researchers and consumers.

Council of NHMRC

The Council of NHMRC advises the CEO and performs other functions as required.

NHMRC Committees

The Principal Committees assist Council to carry out any of its functions.


Current job opportunities at NHMRC and information about applying for a job and working in our Canberra and Melbourne offices.

Corporate information

Information on procurement and contracts, auditing, and key corporate documents.

Freedom of Information

The FOI Act also gives you a right to ask that we amend records that contain information about you that is incomplete, incorrect, misleading or out of date, and gives you a right to seek a review of our decision not to allow you access to a document or not to amend your personal record.