Specialist Medical Review Council

About SMRC

The Specialist Medical Review Council (SMRC) is an independent statutory body responsible to the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.

The SMRC reviews some decisions made by the Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA) in relation to Statements of Principles.

Statements of Principles (SOPs) are disallowable instruments used to determine liability for claims made under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA).

Those considering making an application or a submission to the SMRC are advised to contact the office to discuss the processes.

A decision by the RMA under s 196CA not to carry out an investigation, is not a decision which the Council has the power to review.

Please Note:

The SMRC does not make or review decisions about individual Repatriation pensions. If you have any queries regarding claims for pension you should contact the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs or by phone to: 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372)

About the SMRC

Information about the Specialist Medical Review Council.

Reviews & Submissions

Information about the review process and submissions made to the Specialist Medical Review Council.


Decisions of the Specialist Medical Review Council since its inception in 1994.