The below 58 Australian medical research institutes work on a broad spectrum of human health issues from preventive health, chronic disease, mental health to immunology and Indigenous health. Their research ranges from fundamental biomedical discovery through to clinical research and new treatment and therapies for patients.

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ANZAC Research Institute

The ANZAC Research Institute aims to encourage, collaborate in and undertake basic, clinical and epidemiological research, with a particular focus …read more  »

Asbestos Diseases Research Institute

The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of asbestos-related diseases and at the same time to contribute to …read more  »

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) was established through a joint venture between Monash University and the Victorian Government. ARMI builds …read more  »

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Their work extends from the laboratory to …read more  »


BHVI fulfil unmet needs in the ophthalmic space by innovating commercially relevant technologies through to feasibility. BHVI generate ideas, push …read more  »

Bionics Institute

The Bionics Institute is an internationally recognised, independent medical research institute that solves medical challenges with technology. They lead the …read more  »

Black Dog Institute

Established in 2002, the Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, treatment and prevention of …read more  »

Burnet Institute

The Burnet Institute aims to achieve better health for poor and marginalised communities in Australia and internationally through research, education …read more  »

Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology

The Centenary Institute is focused on the discovery of new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, inflammation …read more  »

Centre for Cancer Biology

The Centre for Cancer Biology carries out a world-class program of innovative research, making breakthrough discoveries in the fundamental causes …read more  »

Centre for Eye Research Australia

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) is an independent medical research institute based at the Royal Victorian Eye and …read more  »

Children’s Cancer Institute

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia devoted to research into the causes, better treatments, prevention …read more  »

Children’s Medical Research Institute

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), founded in 1958, is an independent organisation that conducts fundamental research to understand the genes …read more  »

Doherty Institute

Finding solutions to prevent, treat and cure infectious diseases and understanding the complexities of microbes and the immune system requires …read more  »

Ear Science Institute Australia

Established in 2001, Ear Science Institute Australia (Ear Science) is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving ear and hearing …read more  »

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is the largest brain research centre in the Southern hemisphere specialising in diseases …read more  »

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research brings together world leading researchers and clinicians, collaborating locally and globally, to improve human …read more  »

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) is a world-class research facility with a reputation for research excellence in platform technologies, …read more  »

Hanson Institute

The Hanson Institute brings together researchers from SA Pathology (including the Centre for Cancer Biology), the Royal Adelaide Hospital and …read more  »

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is Western Australia’s premier adult medical research institute. Its priority is to recruit …read more  »

Heart Research Institute

The Heart Research Institute (HRI) is an internationally recognised medical research institute with a mission to prevent death and suffering …read more  »

Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Hudson Institute of Medical Research is home to more than 450 internationally recognised biomedical researchers and clinician scientists who are …read more  »

Hunter Medical Research Institute

Established in 1998, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is a unique partnership between the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England …read more  »

Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute

The Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) is an independent health and medical research institute based in Wollongong, New …read more  »

Ingham Institute

The Ingham Institute’s research focus is linked to the health and medical needs of individuals and families living in South …read more  »

Institute for Breathing and Sleep

The Institute for Breathing and Sleep (IBAS) aims to promote, facilitate and co-ordinate research, education and public advocacy in respiratory …read more  »

Institute for Glycomics

Established in 2000, Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics is based on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland and strives to …read more  »

Institute for Respiratory Health

The Institute for Respiratory Health has been researching lung conditions for 20 years. Their research groups and units find treatments and …read more  »

John Curtin School of Medical Research

The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) excels in groundbreaking, multidisciplinary translational medical research in the four Departmental fields …read more  »

Kirby Institute

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our …read more  »

Kolling Institute

As a joint-venture partnership between the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District, the Kolling Institute is …read more  »

Lions Eye Institute

Lions Eye Institute conducts medical research into blinding eye diseases, incorporates one of Australia’s largest ophthalmic practices and houses the …read more  »

Mater Research

Mater Research is a world class institute that is committed to academic medicine and aims to discover, develop, translate, and …read more  »

Melanoma Institute Australia

Melanoma Institute Australia’s mission is to be the leading centre for melanoma research, clinical care and training in the world …read more  »

Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Menzies Institute for Medical Research conducts innovative, world-class research to improve human health and wellbeing. Our research strives to alleviate …read more  »

Menzies School of Health Research

Menzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres …read more  »

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) brings together more than 120 research teams from multiple disciplines into six global health …read more  »

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to finding ways to prevent and treat conditions affecting …read more  »

National Ageing Research Institute

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) makes a measurable difference to the lives of older people and those who care for …read more  »

Neuroscience Research Australia

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is a leader in brain and nervous system research. Our goal is to prevent, treat and …read more  »

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute’s (ONJCRI) vision is to achieve high impact, innovative basic discovery and translational cancer research …read more  »


Orygen is a world-leading youth mental health organisation based in Melbourne, Australia, with a specialised youth mental health clinical service, …read more  »

Perron Institute

Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science (formerly the Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute – WANRI) is Western Australia’s longest …read more  »

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is a world-leading cancer research, education and treatment centre and Australia’s only public health service solely …read more  »

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

QIMR Berghofer is one of Australia’s largest and most successful medical research institutes. Our researchers are investigating the genetic and …read more  »

Queensland Eye Institute

Through the Prevent Blindness Foundation, the Queensland Eye Institute’s vision is to provide excellence in research, education and clinical care …read more  »

Robinson Research Institute

The Robinson Research Institute at The University of Adelaide is comprehensively addressing how to give all children a healthy start in …read more  »


The South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI) is an independent cancer-focused medical research institute located in South Australia, focusing on …read more  »

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is South Australia’s independent, not-for-profit health and medical research institute. It’s …read more  »

St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research

For more than 60 years, scientists at SVI have been inspired by discovery and driven by purpose. Our team of …read more  »

Telethon Kids Institute

Telethon Kids Institute have a dedicated and diverse team of over 1,000 staff, students and honorary researchers, committed to improving …read more  »

The George Institute for Global Health

The George Institute for Global Health is a global world-class not-for-profit medical research institute. The mission of the Institute is …read more  »

Translational Research Institute

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is one of Australia’s youngest medical research institutes. It was launched in 2013 to fast-track …read more  »

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health

The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health is the result of a transformational gift by the late David Winston …read more  »

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) is a biomedical research institute that is committed to excellence in research into …read more  »


WEHI – the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research – is where the world’s brightest minds collaborate and innovate …read more  »

Wesley Medical Research

Wesley Medical Research is an independent, not-for-profit organisation co-located in the grounds of The Wesley Hospital that supports world-class scientific, …read more  »

Westmead Institute for Medical Research

The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) exists to turn medical research discoveries into breakthroughs that save lives and inspire …read more  »

Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is a not-for-profit research institute which strives to improve breathing and sleep health through …read more  »