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ALOA includes researchers from medical research institutes, universities and hospitals from around Australia
Our members

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

More than 750 researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute are working to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment for cancers, immune disorders and infectious diseases. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute's research into the underlying causes of disease will enable better genomic tests and treatments for a range of diseases.

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Founded in the holistic principles of the internationally-recognised Comprehensive Cancer Centre model, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is a powerful alliance of 10 leading research and clinical institutions with a shared commitment to saving lives through the integration cancer research, education and patient care.

Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is one of Victoria’s leading public teaching hospitals. The RMH City Campus in Parkville is a tertiary teaching referral hospital providing specialist and general medical and surgical services - including cardiac, neuroscience and oncology. The RMH also provides a major trauma service and hosts the Victorian Infectious Disease Service.

University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning, teaching and engagement. The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world. Based in Parkville, the University of Melbourne undertakes a range medical research programs, including the Bio21 Institute and the Melbourne Translational Genomics Platform.


CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO’s health and wellbeing research covers the prevention and early detection of cancers and neurological diseases, advanced nutrition and foods, medical information, imaging and biomaterials.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer treatment, research and education. Peter Mac treats more cancer patients each year than any other hospital in Australia. Peter Mac's highly skilled medical, nursing and allied health team is backed by the largest cancer research group in the country. 

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre provides world-class cancer clinical care, the latest technology and access to leading health professionals in the field. The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre is run by Austin Health, with the Austin Health Medical Oncology Unit run jointly by Austin Health and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, allowing patients with cancer to benefit from the latest scientific research discoveries.

Monash University

Monash University was founded in 1958 and is the second oldest university in the State of Victoria. Monash is home to major research facilities, including the Australian Synchrotron, the Monash Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP), the Australian Stem Cell Centre, 100 research centres and 17 co-operative research centres.

South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute

SAHMRI is South Australia's flagship health and medical research institute, offering world-class research programs, and pursuing excellence in medical science with a focus on translating the highest quality research into practical health improvements for patients.

University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's most research-intensive institutions.
With world-leading researchers, modern facilities and an innovative culture, we're committed to delivering research that is highly valued by our local and global communities.

Epworth HealthCare

Epworth HealthCare is Victoria's largest not-for-profit private health care group, renowned for excellence in diagnosis, treatment, care and rehabilitation.

Alfred Health

Alfred Health provides the most comprehensive range of healthcare services in Victoria through our three hospital campuses, a large network of community programs and 13 state-wide services.

Flinders University

Flinders is a leading international university in Australia with a record of excellence and innovation in teaching. Research is a fundamental cornerstone of our mission as a University. Through research, and research-led teaching, we build and develop the knowledge and capabilities that improve lives and enhance society as a whole.


Cabrini is a 508-bed acute care hospital offering a wide range of services including coronary care, day procedures, day oncology, emergency care, hospital-in-the-home, intensive care, maternity, paediatric (children’s) care, medical imaging and pathology.

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is an unincorporated joint venture between the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, combining research, teaching, public health and reference laboratory services, diagnostic services and clinical care in infectious diseases and immunity. 

Centre for Cancer Biology

The CCB is a Medical Research Institute which carries out a world-class program of innovative research, making breakthrough discoveries in the fundamental causes of cancer, and translating these discoveries into new ways to prevent and treat this group of diseases. CCB laboratories collaborate with clinicians at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and other public hospitals to carry out research in leukaemia, breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, brain cancer and colon cancer, focussing in the specialised areas of gene regulation, molecular signalling, translational oncology and cancer genomics.

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