The National Injury Surveillance Unit has developed a data set which reports Australian injury related deaths from 1979 on, in a uniform fashion. The volume of data available is very large. We plan to release one set of summary tables each year - the latest set of summary tables includes 1998. These tables present injury and poisoning death counts and rates per 100,000 population by five year age groups and sex. Injury and poisoning external causes codes (ICD9 E) are aggregated in five ways in these tables.