National Location Registry in Healthcare

Ensuring accurate location information to support traceability and a safer, more efficient healthcare

The National Location Registry is a digital registry that enables health providers, distributors and suppliers to store, share and manage their party and location master data in a consistent and timely way.

Originally developed in conjunction with the Australian Healthcare sector to support supply chain reform as ‘Locatenet’, the National Location Registry continues to support the healthcare sector needs with the added benefit of use by their freight and logistics partners. Use of the platform ensures that organisations are speaking the same language when referring to locations - be they Physical or Virtual - ensuring greater ability to digitise processes and enable event-based traceability.

Data supported by the registry includes Trading Partners, Pricing locations, Invoicing parties, EDI mailboxes, NPC catalogues, Delivery points such as warehouses, theatres, imprests, pharmacies, wards and more.



The National Location Registry is a smart, easy to use directory of Global Location Numbers and associated data that can help you quickly and accurately source the correct information needed to support a variety of processes across healthcare. Based on GS1 global standards for locations, it can be used worldwide.

When moving products through supply chains, reliability and dependability of location information is essential.

Single source of truth

National Location Registry provides a single point of access for users to manage and share their locations with their trading partners and logistics providers.

Simple and straightforward

National Location Registry is fast and easy to use, enabling you to quickly get the data you need or share your data with others.

Improved accuracy

National Location Registry can help improve the accuracy of purchase orders, deliveries, payments and electronic messaging.

Supports National Product Catalogue and eProcurement (EDI) implementations

By providing a method for the sharing and sourcing of Global Location Numbers (GLN) that are needed for use within data synchronisation and electronic trading.

Global Location Numbers provide the foundational unique identifier needed in a safe healthcare system.

Granularity beyond the Health Provider Identifier - Organisation

The level of accuracy and increased requirement for data related to events and locations is ever increasing in a digitising healthcare environment. Though the Health Identifiers ensures that organisations can be identified accurately within the MyHealthRecord and related documentation, it does not cater to the level of granularity that is needed to ensure accuracy of data in the day to day events within healthcare and inside organisations.

Aids use of standards for interoperable data and systems

With increased digitisation comes increased complexity, by ensuring standardised data structure can be used, the GLN and structured location data ensures that data and systems maintain high levels of interoperability.

Using technology to enable traceability in a demanding environment

Where is the past manual methods were used to manage most processes, the need for transparency and visibility demands that we can capture and store information around activities within healthcare - in the supply chain and within areas of patient care. The GLN is not only a defined data structure, it also has defined methods of data capture then mean it is able to be represented physically within a barcode or included within an RFID tag.

Greater visibility and traceability across your supply chain

By being able to specifically identify locations including point of origin, ship-to destinations, storage locations, points of utilisation, invoice parties and other virtual entities, you can quickly and easily gain more control and visibility over your entire supply chain through to points of care. The possibilities to create real traceability relies on the ability to deliver consistency in location identification.


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