NHMRC Freedom of Information Information Publication Scheme (IPS)

Part 2 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 establishes the IPS for Australian Government agencies subject to the Act. The IPS commenced on 1 May 2011 and requires agencies to publish a broad range of information on their websites and to list certain documents not available online and how they can be accessed. All of these materials are 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 our Freedom of Information page.

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

Required Information

1) Agency IPS plan

2) Who we are

Agency structure

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 (www.apsc.gov.au).

4) Agency operational information


5) Agency appointments – non-APS employees

6) Our Reports and information that the agency routinely provides to Parliament

7) Public 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 (see below).

8) 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 our FOI Disclosure Log page.

9) Officer to be contacted for Freedom of Information matters

10) Optional Information

11) Documents not available online

If you wish to have access to any of the documents in the list below of documents not available online please contact us.

There may be charges where the reimbursement or incidental cost would be more than $100. Generally we will not charge where the cost would be below $100. Charges are noted in the following table.





10 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 disk

An 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 applicant

An amount not exceeding the cost of postage or delivery

Documents currently not available online


Document title


na National Health and Medical Research Council Session Reports (2nd-114th) Various
na NHMRC Committees appointed by the CEO under Section 39 of the NHMRC Act Various


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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 our general contacts page for information on contacting us.