Health Research Organisations in Australia

Research Organisations in Australia vary in size from small groups of researchers, universities to large institutes and centres. Health and Medical Research is mainly funded by the Government via various schemes and grants, such as the NHMRC, ARC, and CRC programmes. State and local governments operate in a similar manner, and contribute largely to hospital based research. Not-for-profit institutes fund research in specific areas such as particular diseases. Business and Industry research forms a large portion of health research, notably among Pharmaceutical companies.


  • The lists consists of only those Organisations that directly undertake research. Agencies that commission research, or those conducting limited analytics, aggregate data and/or publish reports are not included.
  • While we have attempted to produce a comprehensive list, we are aware that the compilation below is not complete. If you know of an organization or want to add to this list, please send us the details using the contact form on the website and we will update this page. 
  • Laboratory research, such as development of pharmaceuticals, or aetiology of specific diseases, and so on or not included.
  • Some institutes (The Menzies Foundation for example) appear multiple times in the list. This is because they are large collaborative research bodies, involving researchers from multiple universities, agencies, and/or government bodies.

Lists of Organisations

CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSIRO is the peak government research body in Australia. CSIRO’s has a Health and Biosecurity group which focuses on a range of topics including Digital Health.

Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs) in the Health Domain

List of Independent Medical Research Institutes


Australian Catholic University

Australian National University

Central Queensland University

Charles Darwin University

Charles Sturt University

Curtin University

Deakin University

Edith Cowan University

Federation University

Flinders University

Griffith University

James Cook University

La Trobe University

Macquarie University

Monash University

Murdoch University

Queensland University of Technology

RMIT University

Southern Cross University

Swinburne University of Technology

Torrens University

University of Adelaide

University of Canberra

University of Melbourne

University of New England)

University of New South Wales

University of Newcastle

University of Notre Dame

University of Queensland

University of South Australia

University of Southern Queensland

University of Sydney

University of Tasmania

University of Technology Sydney

University of the Sunshine Coast

University of Western Australia

University of Wollongong

Victoria University

Western Sydney University

Health Centres Involved With Health Research and Translation