Part 2 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 establishes the Information Publication Scheme (IPS) for Australian Government agencies subject to the Act. The IPS requires agencies to publish a broad range of information on their websites and to list certain documents that are not available online with detail of how they can be accessed.

Information required to be published is indexed from this central IPS entry point.

Information on requesting access to other information the NHMRC holds, through a Freedom of Information request, can be found on Freedom of Information.

Information that we have released under Freedom of Information requests is available on FOI Disclosure Log.

Required information

1) Agency plan

2) Who we are

Agency appointments – non-APS employees

3) What we do

Establishing/ governing legislation

Other than its functions as set out in the NHMRC Act, as a statutory authority NHMRC is also bound by the Public Service Act 1999, the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and other legislation and regulations as determined by the Public Service Commission (, including the APS Values and Code of Conduct. 

Agency operational information


4) Our Reports and responses to Parliament

5) Consultation arrangements

The NHMRC is dedicated to ensuring that the Australian community has the best opportunity to participate in developing NHMRC health advice, advice on ethical behaviour in health care and the conduct of medical research. A public consultation strategy is an important part of any NHMRC recommendation or guideline development process. All NHMRC public consultations can be found on our public consultation website:

6) Routinely requested information under the FOI Act and FOI disclosure log

Where the NHMRC identifies information routinely requested and released in response to FOI requests, we will actively release that information through our IPS.

Some of this information may already be available on the FOI Disclosure Log.

7) Contact details, including for FOIs 

NHMRC’s Freedom of Information Officer can be contacted about access to the agency’s information or documents under the FOI Act, including information about the IPS.

We invite you to provide comments on our Information Publication Scheme entry, particularly in relation to any documents that appear not to be discoverable, understandable or machine-readable. See contact us for more information.  

If you would like to make a complaint about NHMRC’s Information Publication Scheme this can also be done through the contact us page. Please see NHMRC’s Complaints Policy for further information about NHMRC’s complaints process.  

8) Our priorities 

NHMRC Corporate Plan

9) Information about the impact of NHRMC activities

10) Our finances

11) Additional operational information

Documents currently not available online

If you wish to have access to any of the documents listed in Table 1, please contact us. 

Table 1: Documents not available online
ReferenceDocument titleDate
N/ANational Health and Medical Research Council Session Reports (2nd-114th)Various
N/ANHMRC Committees appointed by the CEO under Section 39 of the NHMRC ActVarious


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NHMRC may impose a charge to cover the reimbursement of specific reproduction costs, or other specific incidental costs, incurred in giving access to IPS information that is not available on our website. Any charges applied will be consistent with the Freedom of Information (Charges) Regulations 2019 and will represent the lowest reasonable cost. Charges are noted in Table 2

Table 2: Access charges for IPS documents not available on NHMRC’s website
Photocopy10 cents per page
Copy (other than photocopy)$4.40 per page
Copy of the document in the form of a computer tape or a computer diskAn amount not exceeding the actual costs incurred by the NHMRC in producing the copy
Copy of the document to be sent to the applicant by post or delivered to the applicantAn amount not exceeding the cost of postage or delivery


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