This report considers responses to the survey of directors of academic development centres (ADCs) which was made available between September and December 2007 to the 38 members of the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD). The on-line survey used was an extended version of a previous survey distributed to Heads of Educational Development Group (HEDG) in the UK in 2006 (Gosling 2008). This enables some comparisons to be made about the relative state of health of ADCs in both countries. A report of the findings from the HEDG survey, is available at www.hedg.ac.uk/documents. The research collected data on the size, function, and priorities of ADCs and the perceptions of directors of academic development (AD) of their place in their institution, the security of their centre and issues that they faced in managing their centre.