Welcome to the AOANJRR

The Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) is an initiative of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA). The AOANJRR was established in 1999 becoming fully national in mid 2002. The purpose of the AOANJRR is to improve and maintain the quality of care for individuals receiving joint replacement surgery. Information on hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle and spinal disc replacement is collected from all hospitals in Australia undertaking joint replacement surgery.

The Commonwealth of Australia has declared the AOANJRR a Federal Quality Assurance Activity under part VC of the Health Insurance Act, 1973.

The AOANJRR is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care.

Registry Personnel

Registry Clinical Director
Professor Paul Smith

Deputy Registry Clinical Directors
Associate Professor Peter Lewis
Professor Chris Vertullo
Adjunct Professor Michael McAuliffe

Assistant Deputy Registry Clinical Directors

Associate Professor Catherine McDougall

Mr James Stoney

Dr David Gill

Associate Professor Chris Wall


Clinical Advisors
Professor Richard Page
Mr Peter Stavrou

Registry Executive Manager
Ms Kathy Hill

General Enquiries:
Please direct all enquiries to the Registry Executive Manager

E: admin@aoanjrr.org.au  
T: +61 8 8128 4280


AOANJRR approaching 2 million joint replacement procedures in Australia

1 Oct 2022
Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR), Adelaide, South Australia

The AOANJRR has released its Annual Report for 2022 documenting the outcomes of 1,853,452 primary and revision procedures (796,686 hips, 980,419 knees and 76,347 shoulders). This is the 23rd Annual Report on the AOANJRR's core activity of routine collection, analysis, and up-to-date reporting of current practice and results. Historically, this information has changed practice and improved outcomes not only in Australia but also internationally. Accompanying the annual report are 15 supplementary reports on arthroplasty topics, as well as detailed analyses of all prostheses identified as having a higher than anticipated rate of revision.

The AOANJRR Annual and Supplementary Reports are available for download on the AOANJRR website from 1 October 2022:



Industry Ad Hoc Requests

We are pleased to announce that our ad hoc request service for industry will resume on 1 March 2023. The industry request form is now available on our website for your convenience https://aoanjrr.sahmri.com/company-ad-hocs. Please note that the associated costs for ad hoc requests will remain unchanged at this time.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to assisting you with your requests.