The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is an independent statutory authority set up by the Australian Government to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by providing reliable, regular, and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare. The Institute collects and reports information on a wide range of topics and issues, including health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, mental health to ageing, homelessness, disability, and child protection. Governments and the community use these reports and data to inform policy-making and programs relating to health, housing, and community service matters.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    5 June 1987

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Louise Markus 3 April 2017 13 December 2019
Member Ms. Caroline Edwards 24 November 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Dr. Zoran Bolevich 11 February 2016 10 February 2019
Member Ms. Luise McCulloch 4 February 2015 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Marissa Veld 26 May 2018 25 May 2019
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Mr. Barry Sandison 5 May 2016 4 May 2021
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