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About Us

Austin Health has a reputation as a leading specialist tertiary and quaternary health service. It is known for its delivery of high-quality, safe care, a strong record in research and a place where staff are proud to work.

Our direction

Austin Health has launched its Strategic Plan 2018-22.

The plan provides a clear direction for Austin Health for the next five years and describes three key focus areas that we will pursue to achieve our vision of shaping the future through exceptional care, discovery and learning:

  • Partnerships: We'll partner with consumers to create a distinct approach to care that's reliable, safe and puts the patient at the centre, and we'll also collaborate with local partners to improve the lives of people in our community.
  • Transformation: We'll transform our digital environment by investing in new and emerging technologies and creating a centre for health data analytics.
  • Growth: We'll advance the research and learning precinct in Melbourne's north-east, grow our delivery of specialised care in regional and state-wide services, and invest in building the capability of our people.

Have a look at some of our staff talk about our exciting new future:


Who we are

Austin Health is renowned for its specialist work in cancer, infectious diseases, obesity, sleep medicine, intensive care medicine, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

Austin Health is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in hospital-based research.

In addition, it is the largest Victorian provider of training for specialist physicians and surgeons.

During 2017-18, Austin Health completed 114,940 inpatient admissions, 87,556 emergency attendances, and 28,099 surgical procedures. Our researchers undertook 294 clinical trials.

Statewide services

Austin Health is renowned for its specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation including a number of state-wide services:

  • Victorian Spinal Cord Service
  • Victorian Respiratory Support Services
  • Victorian Liver Transplant Unit
  • Acquired Brain Injury Unit
  • Child Mental Health Inpatient Unit
  • Austin Toxicology Service
  • Victorian Poisons Information Centre


Austin Health work with our affiliated research centres and partnerships to deliver ground-breaking discoveries that benefit patients worldwide.

Austin LifeSciences brings together almost 1,000 researchers and a number of research institutes in partnership with University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and the Mercy Hospital for Women to achieve ongoing excellence in research and better health outcomes for our local, national and international communities.

These include:

  • The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (The Florey)
  • Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
  • Institute for Breathing and Sleep
  • Parent-Infant Research Institute
  • Spinal Research Institute
  • Austin Medical Research Foundation.

The embedding of scientific research within a clinical environment as recommended by the 2013 McKeon Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research is exemplified by Austin Health's research departments and institutes.


Shaping the future through exceptional care, discovery and learning.


Our values guide our behaviour.

Our actions show we care - We are inclusive and considerate. We appreciate one another, always listening and interacting with compassion.

Together we achieve - Our culture of collaboration means we work openly with our people, our community and beyond to achieve great outcomes.

We bring our best - We are guided by the needs of our patients, bringing commitment, integrity and energy to everything we do. We are passionate about delivering excellence.

We shape the future - Through research, education and learning we innovate, exploring new opportunities that will change healthcare for the better.