Our partners

The Prevention Centre is one of two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Centres announced in 2013 to improve the availability and quality of research evidence to health decision makers.

Our initial funding was provided by our original Funding Partners: the NHMRC, the Australian Government Department of Health, NSW Ministry of Health, ACT Health and the HCF Research Foundation.

In 2017 the Australian Government, through the Department of Health, provided us with a further $10 million for 10 specific research projects under the Boosting Prevention program, which is funded from the Medical Research Future Fund.

We are currently funded until 2023 by:

National Health and Medical Research Council

Australian Government Department of Health

ACT Health

Cancer Council Australia

NSW Ministry of Health

South Australia Department for Health and Wellbeing

Tasmania Department of Health

Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, VicHealth

The Prevention Centre is administered by the Sax Institute in Sydney.

Collaborating partners

Through our Chief Investigators, the Prevention Centre has links with the following universities, policy agencies and organisations:


  • Australian National University
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • Western Sydney University

Research centres and institutes

  • Menzies Centre for Health Policy
  • The George Institute for Global Health
  • Menzies School of Health Research
  • Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
  • Centre of Research Excellence in Implementation for Community Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Centre of Research Excellence In the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH CRE)
  • Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH)

Government departments and agencies

  • ACT Health
  • Australian Government Department of Health
  • Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
  • Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria
  • Department of Planning and Environment, NSW
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW
  • Hunter New England Population Health
  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • NSW Treasury
  • Queensland Health
  • Tasmanian Government Department of Health and Human Services

Non-government and industry agencies

  • Cancer Council Australia
  • Heart Foundation
  • RobertsDay Urban Planning
  • The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia Limited