The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne

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Authorized form of name

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • Medical

Contact area


Wendy Herten



Street address

IG Royal Parade, Parkville





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Postal code



03 9345 2555



Description area


The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute was established in 1915, and is Australia’s oldest medical research institute.

The vision was for an institute that would be: "the birthplace of discoveries rendering signal service to mankind in the prevention and removal of disease and the mitigation of suffering."

Since 1915 our scientists have been making significant discoveries in immunity, cancer, infectious diseases. These discoveries have advanced our understanding of human biology and resulted in new and more effective treatments for patients worldwide.

Information Services and Research Support provides an information, records and archive service to the institute’s research and professional services staff. The team also conducts a range of research support activities including bibliometric and research impact analysis and EndNote assistance.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer-in-charge: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Information Services and Research Support Manager.

Records management and collecting policies

Material pertaining to the administration and history and research of the institute of Medical Research. Includes Board Minutes, Director's Office and Business Manager's records, accounting records, annual reports, a collection of published scientific papers of the Institute, historical files and a photographic collection.



Our resources include the institute’s research publication repository, which aims to advance research outcomes. Where copyright and confidentiality conditions permit, full-text articles have been made available.

Our significant historical collection includes a complete set of original research papers, collections of books by Sir Frank MacFarlane Burnet, Sir Gustav Nossal and Professor Don Metcalf, as well as print and digital copies of annual reports dating back to 1920. Our archives also include original historical documents relating to the formation and establishment of the institute.

Finding aids, guides and publications

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Opening times

Open strictly by appointment only.

Access conditions and requirements

Historical research enquiries should be made in writing to the Information Services and Research Support Manager.


Services area

Research services

Limited research facilities with some general reference assistance.

Reproduction services

Public areas

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Institution identifier

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Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 3 June 2018




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Access points

Access Points

  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

IG Royal Parade, Parkville
Melbourne, Victoria 3052