We publish corporate plans and annual reports in line with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. Our corporate plan sets our direction and objectives, while our annual report shows how we have performed in achieving our objectives. 

National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) corporate plan presents our national strategy for health and medical research aligned with our three strategic purposes of investment, translation and integrity. It includes strategic priorities and health priorities and outlines our planned key activities over the next four years. It also describes the operating context in which we work and our performance criteria and targets for that period.

Our annual reports outline the work NHMRC has achieved each financial year as we deliver services and programs. The reports contain information on NHMRC administration and performance, and a record of our activities for the reporting period.

We have other corporate documents dating back to 1938, when NHMRC first presented a report to Parliament under the Medical Research Endowment Act 1937 (legislation which has since been repealed). Further information is provided below.

Corporate plans, annual reports and other corporate documents from 1930s to today

Below is a list of NHMRC's corporate documents from 1938 to today, including our current corporate plan and recent annual report. Links to the published documents are included where available online.

2017 to 2023

Corporate Plans Annual Reports
2022–23 Available in late 2023
2021–22 Available in late 2022
2020–21 2020–21
2019–20 2019–20
2018–19 2018–19
2017–18 2017–18

2010–2016

Corporate Plans and Strategic Plansa Annual Reports
a NHMRC published its first 'Corporate Plan' in 2015, in line with the requirements of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (NHMRC Act). Before 2015, NHMRC published its national strategy for health and medical research, major national health issues, as well as its key actions, in a 'Strategic Plan' for the triennium. This was in line with the then requirements of the NHMRC Act.
2016–17 2016–17
2015–16 2015–16
2013–2015 2014–15
  2013–14
2010–2012 2012–13
  2011–12
  2010–11

2009–2000

Strategic Plansb Annual Reports
b Before 2015, NHMRC published its national strategy for health and medical research, major national health issues, as well as its key actions, in a ‘Strategic Plan’ for the triennium. This was in line with the then requirements of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.
2007-2009 2009–10
  2008–09
  2007–08
2003–2006 2006-07
  2005
  2004
  2003
2000-2003 2002
  2001
  2000

1990s

NHMRC Strategic Plansc NHMRC Annual Reports Commonwealth Department responsible for Health Annual Reportsd NHMRC Reports upon work under the Medical Research Endowment Acte
c Before 2015, NHMRC published its national strategy for health and medical research, major national health issues, as well as its key actions, in a 'Strategic Plan' for the triennium. This was in line with the then requirements of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (NHMRC Act). NHMRC published its first Strategic Plan in 1993, the same year it became a Statutory Authority under the NHMRC Act.
d Before 1993, NHMRC was part of the Commonwealth Department of Health and reported accordingly.
e These documents report on the annual administration of the Medical Research Endowment Act 1937, including details on grants paid for medical research from the Medical Research Endowment Fund. This report ceased after 1992, as the Medical Research Endowment Act was repealed by the NHMRC Act.
1997–2000 1999    
  1998    
  1997    
1994–1996 1996    
  1995    
  1994    
1993–1994      
    1992-93  
    1991-92 1992
    1990-91 1991
      1990

1980s

Commonwealth Department responsible for Health Annual Reportsd NHMRC Reports upon work under the Medical Research Endowment Acte
d Before 1993, NHMRC was part of the Commonwealth Department of Health and reported accordingly.
e These documents report on the annual administration of the Medical Research Endowment Act 1937, including details on grants paid for medical research from the Medical Research Endowment Fund. This report ceased after 1992, as the Medical Research Endowment Act was repealed by the NHMRC Act.
1989-90 1989
1988-89 1988
1987-88 1987
1986-87 1986
1985-86 1985
1984-85 1984
1983-84 1983
1982-83 1982
1981-82 1981
1980-81 1980

1970s

Commonwealth Department responsible for Health Annual Reportsd NHMRC Reports upon work under the Medical Research Endowment Acte
d Before 1993, NHMRC was part of the Commonwealth Department of Health and reported accordingly.
e These documents report on the annual administration of the Medical Research Endowment Act 1937, including details on grants paid for medical research from the Medical Research Endowment Fund. This report ceased after 1992, as the Medical Research Endowment Act was repealed by the NHMRC Act.
1979-80 1979
1978-79 1978
1977-78 1977
1976-77 1976
1975-76 1975
1974-75 1974
1973-74 1973
1972-73 1972
1971-72 1971
1970-71 1970

1960s

Commonwealth Department responsible for Health Annual Reportsd NHMRC Reports upon work under the Medical Research Endowment Acte
d Before 1993, NHMRC was part of the Commonwealth Department of Health and reported accordingly.
e These documents report on the annual administration of the Medical Research Endowment Act 1937, including details on grants paid for medical research from the Medical Research Endowment Fund. This report ceased after 1992, as the Medical Research Endowment Act was repealed by the NHMRC Act.
1969-70 1969
1968-69 1968
1967-68 1967
1966-67 1966
1965-66 1965
1964-65 1964
1963-64 1963
  1962
  1961
  1960

1950s

NHMRC reports upon work under the Medical Research Endowment Acte
e These documents report on the annual administration of the Medical Research Endowment Act 1937, including details on grants paid for medical research from the Medical Research Endowment Fund. This report ceased after 1992, as the Medical Research Endowment Act was repealed by the NHMRC Act.
1959
1958
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953
1952
1951
1950

1940s

NHMRC reports upon work under the Medical Research Endowment Acte
e These documents report on the annual administration of the Medical Research Endowment Act 1937, including details on grants paid for medical research from the Medical Research Endowment Fund. This report ceased after 1992, as the Medical Research Endowment Act was repealed by the NHMRC Act.
1949
1948
1947
1946
1945
1944
1943
1942
1941
1940

1930s

NHMRC reports upon work under the Medical Research Endowment Acte
e These documents report on the annual administration of the Medical Research Endowment Act 1937, including details on grants paid for medical research from the Medical Research Endowment Fund. This report ceased after 1992, as the Medical Research Endowment Act was repealed by the NHMRC Act.
1939 (PDF 5.1 MB)
1938