National Health and Medical Research Strategy

We are developing a National Health and Medical Research Strategy to provide national direction, build on Australia’s strengths in the health and medical research sector, fill any gaps, and continue to attract researchers and investors to Australia.

About the strategy

The strategy will:

  • cover the entire sector and include all levels of government, industry, philanthropy, academia and consumers
  • strengthen and leverage Australia’s world-leading research capability. 

Why it’s important

Our consultation to better align the work of the NHMRC and MRFF highlighted the need for a national strategy. 

The strategy will help target our funding and strengthen our world-leading health and medical research capability into the future.

This will enable discoveries to get to market faster to further improve the health and lives of Australians.


We are in the early stages of development. As this work progresses, we will hold extensive public consultation. 

Learn more

Read the media release for more information. 


National Health and Medical Research Strategy contact

Email us for more information about the National Health and Medical Research Strategy.
Date last updated:

Help us improve

If you would like a response please use the enquiries form instead.