The Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability was announced as the third NHMRC Partnership Centre for Better Health on 3 December 2016. The Centre is jointly governed and funded to the value of $10.75 million over five years by the NHMRC, Bupa Health Foundation, NSW Health, the Western Australia Department of Health, and the University of Notre Dame Australia. The Centre commenced its research in early 2018.
The NHMRC’s Partnership Centre funding scheme is not a traditional researcher-initiated grant scheme. The overall goals and work plan for a Partnership Centre are determined by NHMRC and its Funding Partners in response to the needs of the health and healthcare systems.