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SNOMED CT‑AU and Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) January 2019

Published 24 January 2019

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the January combined release of SNOMED CT® AU1 and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.

The Release Note is provided alongside the combined RF2 release files which are available as Full, Snapshot and Delta, in addition to the traditional combined release bundle (labelled "ALL"). To access the Release Note and download the RF2 files, select SNOMED CT-AU > Release Bundles from the ACCESS tab.

The reference sets are available in TSV format (containing pre-computed values for concept IDs, Fully Specified Name, Preferred Term and Synonym description only) and as HL7™FHIR® standard2 value sets (which may also be obtained via the integration interface of the National Terminology Server. To download the reference sets, select SNOMED CT-AU > Reference Sets from the ACCESS tab.

Important Information - Support Services during the Christmas period

The Australian Digital Health Agency offices will be closed over the Christmas to New Year period. Please be aware that there will be no Help Centre or other NCTS support services available from lunchtime Friday 21 December 2018 until we reopen for business on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Any support requests logged during this period will be responded to on our return.

Document Library Update

The following documents have been updated and added to the Document Library:

Please refer to the NCTS Document Library Release Note v2.12 in Recent Updates for further details.

Education Sessions

The 2019 webinar series will kick off in February with the following topics:

  • Introduction to SNOMED CT-AU: Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10-11am AEDT
  • Introduction to SNOMED CT-AU Content Hierarchies: Thursday 14 February 2019, 10-11am AEDT
  • Introduction to AMT: Thursday 21 February 2019, 11am-12pm AEDT
  • Searching SNOMED CT AU using the Shrimp browser: Tuesday 26 February 2019, 2-3pm AEDT

NCTS plans to schedule further webinars throughout 2019 and all licence holders will be notified when these dates are made available. If you would like to register an expression of interest or request a specific topic, please contact us using the feedback details below.

Please also visit the webinars page on the Australian Digital Health Agency website for more information.

Where can I find technical guides and other resources?

All SNOMED CT AU and AMT documentation, including technical and implementation guides, is freely available for download from the NCTS Document Library without registering or logging in. However, if you are a registered user we recommend that you log in before downloading any material so that we can better target our communications to you, based on the resources that you have downloaded.

Terminology browsers

Shrimp3 is available online at Search both SNOMED CT AU and AMT content, or browse the hierarchies by selecting the latest version of “SNOMED Clinical Terms Australian Extension” in the drop-down menu.


Development by the NCTS relies on the input and cooperation of the Australian healthcare community. We value your feedback and encourage questions, comments, or suggestions about our products. You can contact us by completing the online support request form, via email [email protected], or call 1300 901 001.

Thank you for your continued support.


  1. "SNOMED" and "SNOMED CT" are registered trademarks of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO).
  2. FHIR is a registered trademark of Health Level Seven International.
  3. Shrimp was developed by the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC).

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