The Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) form enables all Australian research involving human participants to be efficiently and effectively reviewed.

Starting in 2014, we developed HREA with input from stakeholders from research and government. It was launched in 2016 and researchers can complete their applications online. HREA has been updated to align with the revised National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2023), which includes the updated Chapter 2.1 and Section 5.

Current resources are listed below.

User guides

Technical assistance

Phone (within Australia)
1800 500 983
Phone (international callers)
+61 2 6217 9000

Operating hours for HREA technical assistance are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm AEST/AEDT, excluding public holidays and ACT public holidays.

We cannot offer assistance or support for the following external HREA platforms:

You should contact these providers directly for assistance.


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