Day of Immunology Discovery Tour - The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052


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Go behind the scenes of one of Victoria's leading medical research institutes

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Due to the rapidly emerging situation with the coronavirus COVID-19, and placing the health and safety of our guests, community, staff and students as our highest priority, the Institute will not be hosting events with large numbers of external visitors as of Monday 16th March until further notice.

Regretfully this includes the Day of Immunology discovery tour on the 29th April.


As part of the Day of Immunology Victoria and Tasmania 2020, organised by the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI), the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is opening its doors to the public.

Discovery tours provide a unique opportunity for the community to find out more about medical research, see our state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our exciting discoveries and talk to passionate scientists about their research.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is Australia’s oldest medical research institute. For more than 100 years we have been making discoveries that have advanced our understanding of human biology and resulted in new and more effective treatments for patients worldwide.

The Institute boasts a long history of significant medical discoveries, including the 1960 Nobel Prize-winning “discovery of acquired immunological tolerance” by former director Sir Macfarlane Burnet.

Discovery Tour details:

Tours are free and run for approximately 90 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

As tour groups visit a working laboratory, closed toe shoes (preferably flat) must be worn for occupational health and safety reasons. Safety glasses will be provided.

The minimum age for discovery tour attendees is 12 years old. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Photography: participants are welcome to take photographs during the tour, but please frame working scientists outside of the photos unless permission is given.

For more information, contact Charis Teh at

Other Discovery tours and events:

Other Melbourne/Hobart research institutes that are also offering tours as part of the Day of Immunology include:

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
● The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne
● Department of Immunology and Pathology, Monash University at The Alfred Research Alliance, South Yarra
● The Hudson Institute, Clayton
● La Trobe Institute for Medical Science, Bundoora
● Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne
● Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash, Clayton
● The Burnet Institute, Melbourne
● Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Heidelberg
● University of Tasmania, Hobart

We are also holding a public lecture at The Peter Doherty Institute on the 1st May, 6-9pm.

For more information on Day of Immunology visit our website ( or follow us on twitter, facebook or instagram.

Getting to the Institute:

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is located at 1G Royal Parade, Parkville, between the Melbourne Private Hospital and University High School and is easily accessible from Royal Parade (just north of Grattan Street).

Ticketed parking is available on-street and at surrounding car parking facilities.


Please be advised that the Institute has recently implemented a visitor policy, in response to the COVID-19 situation. We are asking visitors who have travelled to medium or high-risk areas under Federal Department of Health guidelines in the past 14 days to not visit the Institute. We have introduced this approach as a precautionary measure to support the health and safety of Institute visitors, staff, students and tenants.

List of moderate risk and high-risk countries for COVID-19:


  • ​​Mainland China
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • South Korea


  • ​All other countries
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