Our highly valuable committees allow us to seek advice from the best health care and research professionals across Australia.

Committees advise on our funding procedures, research and health ethics, mental health research, and health innovation and translation. This advice ensures we offer the highest standard of information. When we need further expertise, we can form a working committee or reference group for a particular topic.

Principal Committees

Principal committees are established under section 35 of the NHMRC Act.

The Embryo Research Licensing Committee is an additional Principal Committee established under section 16 of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002.

Other Committees

In addition to the Committees listed above, a number of working committees and reference groups can be formed under section 39 of the NHMRC Act to advise NHMRC on issues that arise from time to time.

Previous Committees and Advisory Groups

Information about the functions and composition of previous NHMRC Committees and Advisory Groups can be found on the Australian Government Web Archive.

Committee Member’s responsibilities for the disclosure of interests

Appointees to Council and Committees of NHMRC are required to disclose their interests in line with the Policy on the Disclosure of Interests Requirements for Prospective and Appointed NHMRC Committee Members. This policy reflects the disclosure of interest requirements in section 42A of the NHMRC Act and instructions issued under sections 16A and 16B of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (made under subsection 29(2) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act)).

Committee Centre

The NHMRC Committee Centre allows registered users to log in and download meeting papers.

All current committees

Alcohol Working Committee
Animal Welfare Committee
Australian Research Integrity Committee (ARIC)
Code Advisory Group
Community and Consumer Advisory Group
Discretionary Foods and Drinks Expert Working Group
Electronic Cigarettes Working Committee
Embryo Research Licensing Committee 2015 - 2018
Embryo Research Licensing Committee 2018 - 2021
Embryo Research Licensing Committee 2021–2024
Fluoride Reference Group
Genomics Targeted Call for Research Grant Advisory Committee
Health Innovation Advisory Committee 2015 - 2018
Health Innovation Advisory Committee 2018 - 2021
Indigenous Research Ethics Guidelines Review Working Committee
Members of Australian Health Ethics Committee 2015 - 2018
Members of Australian Health Ethics Committee 2018 - 2021
Members of Council 2015 - 2018 triennium
Members of Council 2018 - 2021 triennium
Members of Council 2021 - 2024 triennium
Members of the Health Translation Advisory Committee (HTAC) 2015 - 2018
Members of the Health Translation Advisory Committee (HTAC) 2018 - 2021
Mitochondrial Donation Expert Working Committee
Natural Therapies Working Committee
Natural Therapies Working Committee – Previous Term from August 2019 – August 2020
NHMRC Audit Committee
Non-Human Primate Policy Revision Working Committee
Organ and Tissue Working Committee
Peer Review Analysis Committee
Principal Committee Indigenous Caucus (PCIC)
Recreational Water Quality Advisory Committee (RWQAC)
Research Committee 2015 - 2018
Research Committee 2018 - 2021
Research Quality Steering Committee
The Vitamin K Working Committee
Water Quality Advisory Committee (WQAC)
Women in Health Science Working Committee