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SNOMED CT-AU 30 September 2023 release note

Release summary: SNOMED CT-AU v20230930

Clinical terminology v20230930

This release is maintained against the July 2023 SNOMED CT International Edition.

Identifying the version of this release of SNOMED CT-AU

When using codes from this release (for example, in clinical documents, maps, or terminology servers) the following string should be used to identify the version of this release:


This release contains the following content, accessible from the NCTS website:

StatusName and version
NewSNOMED CT-AU 30 September 2023 (RF2 FULL)
NewSNOMED CT-AU 30 September 2023 (RF2 SNAPSHOT)
New SNOMED CT-AU 30 September 2023 (RF2 DELTA)
NewSNOMED CT-AU 30 September 2023 (RF2 ALL)
NewSNOMED CT-AU Release Note 30 September 2023 (this document)
NewAMT CSV 20230930
NewFHIR Value Sets v20230930
NewTSV format reference sets v20230930
NewSNOMED CT-AU Change Reports CSV v20230930

Note: if there are no changes for the month only the header row will appear in the file.

Change summary

This section summarises the changes in this release and provides notice about planned future work. Changes made to resolve data issues will be listed if the potential impact on systems or patient care exceeds a threshold determined by an internal risk matrix assessment.

For more information about any of these changes, please contact


SNOMED CT‑AU Requested content Request submissions for new concepts and descriptions have been added in this release from Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and eHealth NSW for Digital Baby Book.
AMTRequested contentIn addition to the modelling of new products, based on the 1 October 2023 PBS and RPBS schedule, a number of other products have been modelled in this release.
AMTIHINAs part of the IHIN reform in 2016, minor ingredient name changes were implemented by TGA. Maintenance of AMT substances requiring these minor changes was completed in 2016 to align with names used internationally. Please refer to the TGA website – Updating medicine ingredient names – the overview.
The transition period ended on 30 April 2020, however the addition of synonyms that referenced these substances has continued. These synonyms capturing the outdated ingredient names will no longer be produced as of the NCTS November 2023 release.
Please note, dual labelled medicine changes scheduled for 2025 will be managed accordingly.

Future changes

SNOMED CT‑AUEDRSWith the release of the new Australian emergency department reference set as of January 2019, there are plans to deprecate the original Emergency Department Reference (EDRS) set in a forthcoming release. Current users of the EDRS will be consulted prior to confirming the deprecation date.

Upcoming releases

The upcoming release schedule will be as follows:

  • Thursday 26 October 2023
  • Monday 27 November 2023
  • Tuesday 19 December 2023