The Registry can only accept notifications of occupationally caused or exacerbated respiratory diseases from respiratory or occupational medical practitioners.

The National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry supports the elimination of preventable occupational respiratory diseases by facilitating earlier detection, intervention and prevention activities.

The main objectives of the Registry are to

  • understand the nature and extent of occupational respiratory diseases in Australia and their longitudinal trends.
  • support the identification of the industries, occupations and workplaces associated with risk of developing occupational respiratory diseases to enable the application of more timely and targeted interventions and prevention activities to reduce further exposures to hazardous dusts, gases, fumes, vapours and fibres that cause respiratory disease.
  • support research into current and emerging occupational respiratory diseases to understand their risk factors, progression and effective control measures.