Atlas development and consultation

Consultation process

The Commission has led development of the Atlas series. The first Atlas was developed in collaboration with the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) in 2015 and the second and third Atlases with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) in 2017 and 2018.

NHPA and AIHW have contributed enormous expertise in their analysis and understanding of the data and data sources. State, territory and Commonwealth health departments have also been pivotal partners in providing data and in working with the Commission to interpret findings and find potential avenues for improvements in healthcare delivery.

Development of each Atlas has involved extensive consultation across the country. Clinical topic experts, primary care experts and researchers with representatives from the private sector and state, territory and Commonwealth governments have contributed to the content development and project oversight.

A list of consultation groups can be found here: