This report was prepared by Joshua Alexander, Kathryn Sedgwick, Pratibha Naudiyal and Olivia Paul of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), with valuable input from Louise Catanzariti, Deanna Eldridge, Bernice Cropper and Denae Cotter.

A large number of stakeholders provided valuable advice and input to the National Perinatal Data Collection and to this report, including the National Perinatal Data Development Committee and the National Maternity Data Development Project Advisory Group and, in particular, staff from the state and territory health departments who provided data and reviewed this product.

For more information see State and territory perinatal collections.

The AIHW also acknowledges the time, effort and expertise of all maternity staff in collecting and providing the data for the National Perinatal Data Collection.


17 October 2023

  • The link to the National Perinatal Data Collection Data Quality statement has been updated to the latest iteration.
  • The links in the index visualisation have been fixed so they are no longer directing users to an internal site.