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What we do

Watch this short (2 minute) to understand more about clinical terminology and the National Clinical Terminology Service.

Clinical terminologies we support

SNOMED CT-AU including AMT

Used in over 90 countries, SNOMED CT is becoming the global language of healthcare in clinical software. We provide access to SNOMED CT-AU and AMT (the subset of the Australian edition relating to medicines).


LOINC is an international standard for identifying health measurements, observations and documents. We provide access to LOINC through Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and other formats.


The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) Standardised Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA) terminology reference set and information model standardises and improves the recording, decision support, communication and analysis of pathology in Australia.

Other terminologies

We provide access to over 50 code systems that may be used in clinical software to support administrative sections of medical records such as occupations, the Australian Immunisation Register and valid reasons for null values.

Webinars and video demonstrations

Shrimp terminology browser – searching SNOMED CT-AU

A webinar (approx. 25 mins) that demonstrates a popular terminology browser and gives tips and hints on how to search for SNOMED CT-AU content, including the AMT.

Introduction to the Australian Medicines Terminology

A webinar (approx. 42 mins) that gives an overview of the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT), its structure and coverage, purpose, use cases and more.

Snapper: Map creating maps to SNOMED CT-AU

A webinar (approx. 33 mins) that demonstrates a tool that enables the creation of simple maps between SNOMED CT-AU (including the AMT) and other data sources.

Latest release


SNOMED-CT is updated and released monthly.

Updates and news

See the latest news and events.