This Australian Institute of Health and Welfare annual report 2013–14 highlights significant achievements during the year that help to provide Australians with quality, nationally-consistent health and welfare information. It reviews our activities in the 2013–14 financial year, enabling Australians to assess our efficiency, effectiveness and economy. Our activities are guided by legislative and government requirements, as well as our work plan and contractual obligations. Our performance in the 2013-14 year is described with reference to these requirements and plans. The report complies with the requirements of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997.