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​​​​​​​​​General Enquiries

Policy Advice

 Katherine Coltro​na, Senior Policy Officer                   
 Clinical Services and Research, Department of Health     E:
Katherine.Coltrona@health.wa.gov.au ​​

Contractual Advice

Don Black, Principal Policy Adviser
Legal and Legislative Services, Department of Health            
E: Don.Black@health.wa.gov.au  

RGS Business Assistance

For business content or assistance ​(e.g. adding department, division, site, region, insurer or funder fields to dropdown menus) E: RGS.Support@health.wa.gov.au

RGS Technical Assistance

WA Health employees: contact your Service Desk for password and sign in issues
All other enquiries: RGS.Support@health.wa.gov.au

​WA Health Ethics Offices

For enquires relating to ethical review, find contacts and links to WA Health Ethics Offices below. WA Health Ethics Office's websites provide information on lo​cal standard operating procedures.


HREC Local sites associated with HREC ​Ethics Office Contact Details
Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS)

Child and Adolescent Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00268)

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of CAHS including:

  • Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
  • Child and Adolescent Community Health
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
GPO Box D184
PERTH WA 6840
P: 9340 8221
E: pmhethics@health.wa.gov.au

Department of Health

Department of Health WA Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00422) 

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and its associated entities including:

  • Department of Health
  • Health Support Services
Department of Health
Level 1, C Block
189 Royal Street
EAST PERTH WA 6004
P: 9222 4278
E: hrec@health.wa.gov.au
East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS)
Royal Perth Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00270)​All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of EMHS including: 
  • Armadale Health Service
  • Bentley Health Service 
  • Royal Perth Group
  • East Metropolitan Mental Health Service
​Royal Perth Hospital
Level 2, Kirkman House
Murray Street
PERTH WA 6000
P: 9224 2292
E: EMHS.REG@health.wa.gov.au
North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS)

North Metropolitan Area Mental Health Services Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00273)

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of NMHS Mental Health including:

  • Adult Mental Health Services
  • Graylands Hospital
  • Older Adult Mental Health Services
  • Statewide and Tertiary Mental Health Services
  • Youth Mental Health Program
Graylands Hospital
Gascoyne House
Locked Bag No. 1
PO CLAREMONT WA 6910
P: 9347 6502
E: NMAHSMHREGO@health.wa.gov.au
Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Health Care Group Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00271)

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of NMHS (excluding NMHS Mental Health and WNHS) including:

  • Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Level 2, A Block
Hospital Avenue 
NEDLANDS WA 6009
P: 6457 2999
E: HREC.SCGH@health.wa.gov.au
 
Women and Newborn Health Service Ethics Committee (EC00350)

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) including:

  • King Edward Memorial Hospital
King Edward Memorial Hospital
PO Box 134
SUBIACO WA 6904
P: 6458 1667
E: kemhethics@health.wa.gov.au
South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS)

South Metropolitan Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00265) 

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of SMHS including:
  • ​​Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group 
  • Rockingham Peel Group
  • South Metropolitan Mental Health Service
SMHS Research Ethics and Governance Unit
Level 2, Education Building
Fiona Stanley Hospital 
11 Robin Warren Drive
MURDOCH WA 6150
P: 6152 2064
E: SMHS.HREC@health.wa.gov.au
Western Australia Country Health Service (WACHS)

WA Country Health Service Board Research Ethics Committee (EC00261)

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of WACHS in the following regions:

  • Kimberley
  • Pilbara
  • Midwest
  • Goldfields
  • Wheatbelt
  • South West
  • Great Southern

WA Country Health Service
189 Wellington Street
PO Box 6680
EAST PERTH Business Centre WA 6892
P: 9223 8541 E: WACHS.HREC@health.wa.gov.au​​


Contacts for Specialist HRECs External to WA Health

Coronial Ethics Committee WA 

Coroner's Court of WA
Level 10 Central Law Courts
501 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
P: 9425 2918
E: Kate.Ellson@justice.wa.gov.au

All human research projects that require access to coronial samples, data or information must be referred to the Coronial Ethics Committee WA. For further information refer to the WA Specific Module.

Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee 

Dilhorn House,
2 Bulwer Street
PERTH WA 6000
E: ethics@ahcwa.org

Approval by the WA Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee (WAAHEC) is required before you may conduct health and medical research if Aboriginality is a key determinant or explicitly directed at Aboriginal people. For further information refer to the WA Specific Module.

Contacts for all WA HRECs

Find out more about Western Australian Human Research Ethics Committees registered with the NHMRC.

WA Health Research Governance Offices

For enquires rel​ating to site authorisation, find contacts and links to WA Health Research Governance (RG) Offices below. WA Health RG Office's websites provide information on local standard operating procedures.

Research Governance Office Local sites associated with RG Office Contact Details
Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS)
CAHS Research Governance OfficeAll WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of CAHS including:
  • Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
  • Child and Adolescent Community Health​
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health 

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
GPO Box D184
PERTH WA 6840
P: 9340 7108
E: pmh.rgo@health.wa.gov.au
Department of Health
Department of Health Research Governance OfficeAll WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of Department of Health and its associated entities including:
  • Department of Health
  • Health Support Services​
Department of Health

Level 2, C Block

189 Royal Street,

EAST PERTH WA 6004

P: 9222 6413

E: DoH.RGO@health.wa.gov.au

East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS)
EMHS Research Ethics and Governance Unit 

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of EMHS including:

  • Armadale Health Service
  • Bentley Health Service
  • Royal Perth Group
  • East Metropolitan Mental Health Service

Royal Perth Hospital
Level 2, Kirkman House
Murray Street
PERTH WA 6000
P: 9224 2292
E: EMHS.REG@health.wa.gov.au

North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS)
NMHS Mental Health Research Ethics and Governance Office

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of NMHS Mental Health including:

  • Adult Mental Health Services
  • Graylands Hospital
  • Older Adult Mental Health Services
  • Statewide and Tertiary Mental Health Services
  • Youth Mental Health Program
Graylands Hospital
Gascoyne House
Locked Bag No. 1
PO CLAREMONT WA 6910
P: 9347 6502
E: NMAHSMHREGO@health.wa.gov.au
SCGOPHCG Research Governance Office

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of NMHS (excluding NMHS Mental Health and WNHS) including:

  • Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG)
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Level 2, A Block
Hospital Avenue,
NEDLANDS WA 6009
P: 6457 4889
E: SCGH.RGO@health.wa.gov.au
WNHS Research Governance Office 

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) including:

  • King Edward Memorial Hospital
King Edward Memorial Hospital 
PO Box 134 
SUBIACO WA 6904
P: 6458 1667
E: kemh.rgo@health.wa.gov.au 
South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS)
SMHS Research Ethics and Governance Unit

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of SMHS including:

  • Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group
  • Rockingham Peel Group
  • South Metropolitan Mental Health Service

SMHS Research Ethics and Governance Unit
Level 2, Education Building
Fiona Stanley Hospital 
11 Robin Warren Drive
Murdoch WA 6150
P: 6152 2646
E: SMHS.RGO@health.wa.gov.au

Western Australia Country Health Service (WACHS)
WACHS Research Ethics and Governance Office

All WA Health facilities under the jurisdiction of WACHS in the following regions:

  • Kimberley
  • Pilbara
  • Midwest
  • Goldfields
  • Wheatbelt
  • South West
  • Great Southern 
WA Country Health Service
189 Wellington Street
PO Box 6680
EAST PERTH BUSINESS CENTRE WA 6892
P: 9223 8728
E: wachs.researchgovernance@health.wa.gov.au

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