A global hub of immunology excellence

Built on world-class research and supported by a substantial research and development infrastructure, Melbourne is a globally recognised location for excellence in immunology and infectious disease research.

Victoria has over 4,700 researchers working across academic organisations and Victorian companies focused on infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases and immunology.

Built on world-class research and supported by substantial research and development infrastructure, Victoria is also a leading location for development of new ideas and the development of diagnostic testing for the control of infectious diseases.

The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is a Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) facility - one of only six global high-containment animal research centres. AAHL performs scientific research into the world's most dangerous infectious agents. As part of a global One Health network, AAHL works with international human and animal health organisations and its PC4 Zoonosis Suite is one of the most sophisticated high containment laboratories in the world, enabling collaborative research and response to the most lethal diseases, including Hendra Virus, avian influenza and SARS. AAHL is unique for its capabilities to work with large animal species.

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  • Our network of Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices are located around the globe and provide tailored market intelligence, insights and guidance for your import business, and investment in Victoria. VGTI can also connect you with Victorian exporters and industry partners.