The OSR is reported by organisations receiving funding under the Australian Government's Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) to deliver comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care services to Indigenous Australians. It contains contextual information about each organisation as well as aggregate counts of number of clients, episodes of care and FTEs.

Prior to 2018-19, the OSR also included data collected from organisations funded by the Department of Health and/or the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (function now sitting within the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)) to provide one or more of the following health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: primary health care; maternal and child health care (between 2012-13 and 2017-18); social and emotional wellbeing services; and substance-use services.

Collection details
Classification/dimension variables
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Indigenous
  • RA

Temporal coverage 

1/7/2008 to 30/6/2022

Geographical coverage

National and State


Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form

Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply).

Unit records are not available.

Data scope 

Data on the over 200 organisations funded under the Australian Government's Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP).

Organisations reporting to the OSR collection may see a mix of First Nations and non-Indigenous clients. Data for both First Nations and non-Indigenous clients are included in the OSR collection. Not all clients included in the OSR collection are regular clients of the organisations.



Metadata information

Information on the OSR collection and data quality statements for each collection period are available on METEOR.

(METEOR 769791)

External links and information 

The latest available data from the OSR collection can be found at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific primary health care: results from the nKPI and OSR collections

Other AIHW products that focus specifically on Indigenous Australians can be found at First Nations people.

Information on the Department of Health and Aged Care's Health Data Portal can be found at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Reporting—Health Data Portal


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