Australian Medicines Terminology

The Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is the national terminology that delivers unique codes to unambiguously identify originator and generic brands of medicines commonly used in Australia. It also provides standard naming conventions and terminology to accurately describe medications.

The AMT was developed to be implemented in clinical information systems for the following activities:

  • Prescribe
  • Record
  • Review
  • Issue - including dispense
  • Administer
  • Transfer of information

AMT releases are provided every month and include updates from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Since November 2015, it has been provided as a formal subset of the SNOMED CT-AU release.

Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) Support Material

Australian Medicines Terminology v3 Model

The SNOMED CT-AU and AMT v20160831 August 2016 combined release is now available for download.

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Australian Medicines Terminology v3 - Common

The AMT v3 Model – Common v1.6 Release is now available for download.

Archived product components common to the AMT v3 model - Common can be accessed via Release History.

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The Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) codes and describes all commonly used medicines to support electronic medication management.

Download: Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) Fact Sheet (1.04 MB)

Australian Medicines Terminology Benefits Analysis 2014-2015

Recent deployment of AMT as a component of Electronic Medications Management (eMM) systems at hospitals in Victoria, Tasmania and at Sydney Adventist Hospital has resulted in a number of benefits.

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The Agency has a compiled a number of commonly asked questions on Australian Medicines Terminology.

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  • SNOMED CT® Affiliate License Agreement; and
  • Australian National Terminology Release Licence Agreement.

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