Anne Kelso and Paul Kelly launch the guidelines

Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol

NHMRC has released the updated Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol. Revising the alcohol guidelines has taken four years and included an extensive review of the most recent and best available evidence on the harms and benefits of alcohol consumption. The guidelines replace the previous version issued in 2009. They will underpin policy decisions and public health messaging for many years to come.

Read the full guidelines


Media release

'10 of the Best': Showcasing health and medical research success stories

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council has launched the 12th edition of 10 of the Best, showcasing significant projects that support the improvement of human health.

Media release

$300 million for the improvement of health for all Australians

The Morrison Government is investing $300 million in ground-breaking health and medical research projects across Australia aimed at delivering better treatments, diagnosis and care.


CEO Communique – 15 December 2020

Key points

  • $260 million investment in 283 Ideas Grants was announced today.
  • $20 million of extra funding has been provided to assist the sector’s recovery from disruption of research by COVID-19.
  • Streamlined peer review enabled the Ideas Grants round to be completed despite COVID-19.
  • Outcomes were released before the end of the year thanks to exceptional support from peer reviewers across the sector.