Burnet Institute

Mission / Objective

We aim to achieve better health for poor and vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally through research, education and public health.

Projects in Progress


The Burnet Institute is an Australian not-for-profit, unaligned and independent organisation whose purpose is to improve the health of disadvantaged, poor or otherwise vulnerable people throughout the world.

We are passionate in our commitment to working and growing together to create a healthier world. We value excellence, innovation and social justice and share a desire to extend the boundaries of knowledge and understanding.

While Burnet’s laboratory research and public health programs address issues surrounding promoting better health and the treatment and prevention of many diseases, several major health themes underpin our work:

Sexual & Reproductive Health

Maternal & Child Health

Young People’s Health

Infectious Diseases

Alcohol, Other Drugs & Harm Reduction

Immunity, Vaccines & Immunisation

If you share our vision of a future freed from the suffering caused by infectious disease, poverty and social inequity, please join with us and support Burnet today.



Professor Brendan Crabb, Director and Chief Executive Office

Leadership Team


Mr Alistair Lucas AM

Number of Employees


Registration Information


49 007 349 984

Donation on Tax Deductible


How to Help

Wills and Bequests

Leaving a gift in your Will to the Burnet Institute is a very special act of generosity and foresight. Bequests and other gifts in Wills allow the Institute to plan forward with confidence, invest in long-term medical research and public health projects, and seek solutions to the critical health issues of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities around the world.

If you share our vision of a future freed from the suffering caused by infectious disease, poverty and social inequity, please join with us and include Burnet in your Will. Your very special gift will help transform lives – for the long term.

For further information, please visit

General Donations

There are many ways in which you can support Burnet’s vital medical research and public health work. Whether it’s addressing the world’s most devastating diseases, helping young people understand risky behaviours, or purchasing vital equipment to continue our research, you can make a real difference today:

Monthly Donations: Become a Burnet Health Champion by making an affordable donation month by month. See

Donate Online: You can support a specific area of our work or  direct your donation to where the need is greatest. See

Over the Phone: Please call Jason Smith, Development Manager, on (03) 8506 2401

By Mail: Please send donations to Burnet Institute, GPO box 2284, Melbourne, VIC 3001

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