Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Mission / Objective

Our Mission:

Mastery of Disease Through Discovery

Our Vision:

To be an innovative medical research institute that engages and enriches society and improves health outcomes through discovery, translation and education.

Key Objectives:

Discoveries: to make discoveries in medical biology that shape contemporary thinking and paradigms and enhance the understanding and treatment of disease.

Translation: to convert our discoveries into improvements in disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

Education: to develop and enrich the skills and experience of students and staff, allowing each person to realise their potential and contribute to a vibrant campus.

Engagement: to engage with the community and develop support for medical research generally and institute’s mission specifically.

Sustainability: to build an infrastructure, funding and research capacity that enables the institute to fulfil its mission in a sustainable manner.

Projects in Progress

Disease Research Focus:

Cancer: Breast Cancer, Leukaemia and Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma

Chronic inflammatory diseases: Coeliac Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Transplantation

Infectious diseases: Malaria and Chronic Infectious Diseases


Currently, more than 60 clinical trials based on discoveries made at the institute are underway. These include trials of a new class of drugs for treating cancer, and trials of vaccines for type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease and malaria.



Professor Doug Hilton, Director

Registration Information


12 004 251 423

Donation on Tax Deductible


How to Help

Wills and Bequests


A gift in your will is a gift for future generations

When you leave a gift to the institute in your will, you are giving a gift to future generations who will benefit from the latest medical knowledge and world-class treatments.

Developing tools for better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease take many years of collaborative work between teams of researchers and clinicians. This work needs passionate donors, whose gifts make this vital work possible.

Walter and Eliza Hall Society

When you make a gift to the institute in your will, we will invite you to join the Walter and Eliza Hall Society. We hold annual events for our society members, where you will have the chance to visit the institute and hear from key researchers. This is our way of personally thanking you for your generosity, and a wonderful opportunity for you to build friendships with other society members.

Leaving a gift in your will

Download suggested wording for your will

For a confidential discussion about leaving a gift in your will to the institute, please contact Susanne Williamson, Head of Fundraising, on 03 9345 2962 or[email protected].

“You can be confident that your gift will translate into better health outcomes and improved treatments for future generations.”

– Professor Doug Hilton, Director

General Donations

Donate by phone or mail

To make a credit card donation by phone, please call +61 3 9345 2555 (9am to 5pm AEST).

To donate by cheque, please download the donation form.

One of the most low cost ways to make a donation to the institute is by making a direct deposit into our NAB Donations Account.
BSB 083 170
Account number 48 737 3617
Remember to send us an email at [email protected] so we know where to send your tax deductible receipt.

To request donation envelopes to use at an event, please contact Bay Ang on 03 9345 2403 or [email protected].

Donations to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of $2 or more are fully tax deductible. US donors can make tax deductible donations via the American Fund for Charities.

Other support

With your support, we are building a healthier future.

The institute would not exist without the support of donations from generous individuals and organisations. Your donation will directly contribute to world-leading research that improves the lives of patients in Australia and around the world.

There are many ways you can support the institute.

Support our current campaigns

Community fundraising

Are you interested in raising money for the institute?

Run a marathon, hold a fundraiser, shave your head – you can help us make a difference to the lives of people everywhere.


Gifts in memory

Giving a gift in memory of a loved one is a meaningful way to commemorate a life, and provide much-needed support for medical research.


Donating shares

Do you have a share portfolio and a strong desire to support our research?  Donating shares is another great way you can make a difference.

Corporate support

We welcome partnerships with organisations who, like us, believe medical research can improve the quality of life of patients with cancer, infectious diseases or immune disorders.


Trusts and foundations

The support of charitable trusts and foundations is crucial to our capacity to take on new and bold research.

Work with us


Donate blood for medical research

By joining the Volunteer Blood Donor Registry you can contribute towards groundbreaking research discoveries and improving health outcomes worldwide.


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