SNOMED CT-AU is the Australian extension to SNOMED CT, and includes the international resources along with all Australian-developed terminology for use in Australian health care settings.

SNOMED CT-AU releases may be imported into Communicare from a file downloaded from the Communicare website.

Administrators should update SNOMED CT-AU every six months if you use adverse reactions.

Before following these steps make sure you have deleted any old SNOMED CT-AU release bundle files.

First - get the release bundle file
  1. Log in to with your username and password (register online if you do not have these).
  2. In the 'Upgrade and Release Details' pane on the right, click 'Get SNOMED'.
  3. Follow the instructions to download the file.

Second - import the release bundle file

Once you have downloaded or copied this file, you will need to run this file on a workstation with Communicare installed:
  1. Run SNOMED CT Import from File > Reference Tables > Import SNOMED CT Data.
  2. Select the location of the SNOMED CT-AU release bundle file (wherever you saved it in the second step above).
  3. Click 'Start' to begin the import process. Please do not use your computer for other tasks until the import is complete.

If you are unsure about any of the above steps contact Communicare Support.