Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR)

Academic Lead:Professor Michael Abramson
Principal Investigator, Hazelwood Health Study
Clinical Leads:

Professor Michael Abramson
Emeritus Professor Malcolm Sim

Registry Contacts:

Dr Ewan MacFarlane, Monash University
Phone: +61 3 9903 0593

Ms Sue Barker, AIHW
Phone: 1800 378 861

Purpose / Aims:

The AMR is a joint collaboration between the Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (MonCOEH) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The purpose and aims of the AMR are to:

  • better understand the relationship between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma
  • better understand the nature and levels of asbestos exposure that can result in mesothelioma
  • identify the circumstances under which groups of individuals are exposed to potentially dangerous levels of asbestos and to facilitate prevention
  • assist the development of policies to best deal with the asbestos still present in our environment
  • provide information to assist researchers in undertaking investigations with the aim of preventing mesothelioma in the future
  • identify other exposures that may be associated with mesothelioma
  • monitor and report on longitudinal or geographic trends
  • inform the development of community education and awareness strategies
Population Captured: All notified mesothelioma cases are included in the Registry. Consenting cases are interviewed to assess asbestos exposure in occupational and nonoccupational contexts.
Outcomes Collected: Mesothelioma notification data and lifetime exposure data.
Year established: 2010
Funding Source: Safe Work Australia