Melbourne Biomedical Precinct (Parkville)

Access world-leading biomedical capability, technologies and infrastructure in Melbourne's Biomedical Precinct

Melbourne's Biomedical Precinct is Australia’s, and one of the world’s, leading biomedical centres. The precinct delivers outstanding healthcare, education and world-class research. It is home to some of the biggest global names in the biomedical sector.

Melbourne Biomedical Precinct’s cutting edge research and discoveries have resulted in major advances in patient care, disease treatment breakthroughs and development of devices, technologies and medicines that have saved and improved lives in Victoria, Australia and around the world.

Its research and development infrastructure and vibrant culture make it a highly sought after destination by global companies.

Biomedical leaders choose to operate in the precinct.

Successfully leveraging Melbourne's Biomedical Precinct is Australia’s largest pharmaceutical company (CSL), along with some of the biggest global names and niche operators in biomedical research.

  • CSL Limited
  • BioGrid Australia
  • Melbourne Bioinformatics
  • Melbourne Brain Centre
  • Australian Genome Research Facility
  • Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute
  • National Ageing Research Institute

We can connect you with the world-class institutions and research infrastructure available in this precinct.

Invest Victoria can assist you establish valuable connections, research partnerships, or leverage existing state of the art infrastructure.

We can also help you explore opportunities to build and create your own independent infrastructure and research projects within this highly collegiate environment.

Parkville offers a high concentration of world-class institutions and research infrastructure, including:


  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Frances Perry House


  • University of Melbourne
  • RMIT
  • Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Monash University

Medical Research Institutes

  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental health
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Parkville precinct is renowned for its cutting-edge research discoveries and improving outcomes.

It has key capabilities in areas including infectious diseases and immunology, neurosciences including mental health, cancer, child health and healthy ageing, working with some of the most respected global names in biomedical research.

The precinct employs 49,000 people and educates over 7,000 biomedical, health and medical students each year.

Melbourne Biomedical Precinct attracts more annual competitive biomedical research funding than any other precinct in Australia.

Melbourne Biomedical Precinct is located just outside Melbourne’s CBD.

The precinct spans from Parkville’s northern boundary, extending through Parkville and across Carlton to East Melbourne.

Beyond this immediate area, Victoria’s biotechnology sector is rich, complex and includes other important precincts such as Clayton Innovation Cluster and the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct.

Source:  Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Plan