This page provides information for drug treatment agencies, state and territory health departments and those involved in collecting and transmitting data for the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS NMDS).

See below for further information on agencies funded by the Non-government Organisation Treatment Grants Program (NGOTGP) and Primary Health Network (PHN).

When do I submit my data?

The timetable for data submissions for the 2016–17 collection is below. Final submissions are due in November 2017.

Timetable for data submissions for the 2016–17 collection
2017 Who What
August AIHW 2016–17 Validata tool available
October NGOTGPs / solely PHN-funded agencies Submit 2016–17 data to the AIHW
November Jurisdictions Submit clean 2016–17 data through the Validata tool
31 December Jurisdictions / NGOTGPs / solely PHN-funded agencies Sign off final 2016–17 data

Data collection and submission documentation

Non-Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program (NGOTGP) and Primary Health Network (PHN) funded agency collection information

This section provides information for agencies funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health under the NGOTGP and agencies commissioned for services delivered through the PHN Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program. These agencies are required to submit data to the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS NMDS).

  • Who do I submit my NGOTGP data to? (27KB PDF)
  • Who do I submit my PHN data to?

NGOTGP submission process

If you provide your state/territory government or contracted AOD organisation with your AODTS NMDS data, your agency is not required to submit data to the AIHW. However, please advise the AIHW of your data submission to your state/territory government via email to aod@aihw.gov.au.

PHN funded agency submission process

To reduce the burden of data collection and validation on PHNs, commissioned providers will report their specialist service data through existing AIHW data collection mechanisms. In cases where state and territory Governments are co-funders of a service, the data may be submitted to the AIHW via the state/territory health department or peak body depending on jurisdictional reporting requirements.

Other NGOTGP and PHN agencies

All other NGOTGP and PHN agencies funded by the Department of Health or Primary Health Networks are required to submit their data directly to the AIHW via email to aod@aihw.gov.au.

Contact for further information

All enquiries email aod@aihw.gov.au.