The Australian Prevention Partnership 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.

The Prevention Centre’s initial funding was provided by its 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 the Prevention Centre with a further $10 million for 10 specific research projects under the Boosting Prevention program, which is funded from the Medical Research Future Fund.

The Prevention Centre is currently funded until 2023 by:

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

Collaborating partners

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


  • Australian National University
  • Bond University
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • RMIT
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Tasmania
  • 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
  • National Ageing Research 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)
  • Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy: Prevention of maternal obesity

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 Premier and Cabinet, NSW
  • Hunter New England Population Health
  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • NSW Treasury
  • Queensland Health
  • SA Department for Health and Wellbeing
  • Tasmanian Government Department of Health

Non-government and industry agencies

  • Cancer Council Australia
  • Cancer Council Victoria