Our partnerships and collaborations, here in Australia and around the world, mean that when our researchers make a discovery, it can be quickly communicated and transformed into a practical treatment for children in hospitals and the community.

Murdoch Children's Research Institute works alongside campus partners The Royal Children’s Hospital and The University of Melbourne to form the Melbourne Children’s; a world-class children’s hospital campus incorporating clinical care, research and teaching.

Our unique position allows us to translate discoveries in laboratory, clinical and public health research into real benefits to help children live healthier, happier lives.

Campus partners

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Researchers work side by side with health professionals and academics at The Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics to create better health outcomes for children.  Using this model of building research teams involving staff from all three organisations and working on problems in an integrated way promotes faster and more effective translational outcomes leading to early intervention and prevention for children.

This integration provides our researchers with much greater interaction with patients for research, clinical data and clinical expertise than is the case for most medical research institutes around the world.

Aligning with our campus partners also ensures the delivery of a higher level of clinical care to children through access to research outcomes and developing therapies, involvement in research studies, training of clinical leaders and ability to attract top-quality clinicians from across the globe.

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Collaborations and associations

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Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS)

Providing not-for-profit clinical and laboratory pathology genetic services to thousands of Australian families every year.

Find out more about the VCGS

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Generation Victoria (GenV)

Capturing the complete picture of the health and wellbeing of a whole generation, to unlock discoveries that improve the lives of all families.

Find out more about GenV

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Melbourne Children's Trials Centre (MCTC)

State-of-the-art Centre supporting clinicians and researchers in initiating and performing trials of new therapies. 

Find out more about MCTC



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Genetic Support Network Victoria (GSNV)

Promoting the interests and well-being of people affected by genetic and rare conditions in Victoria. 

Find out more about GSNV

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Raising Children Network

Connecting families with tips and tools for everyday parenting from pregnancy to teens.

Find out more about Raising Children

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Murdoch Children's Flagship research

Collaborating across the Murdoch Children's and the Melbourne Children’s Campus, transforming child and adolescent health.

Find out more about our Flagship research



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Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)

Bringing together leading researchers, clinicians and families from across Australia and the globe to improve health outcomes for children and families.

Find out more about our CRE

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WHO Collaborating Centres

WHO collaborating centres are institutions such as research institutes, parts of universities or academies, which are designated by the Director-General to carry out activities in support of the Organization’s programmes.

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Innovation opportunities

The Innovation team acts as an ‘engine’ to support people in developing new innovative products, services or initiatives across prevention and intervention in the healthcare setting.

Explore strategic partnership and commercialisation opportunities to help solve health and social problems facing children and their communities by enabling and creating “real-world applications”. We are keen to partner with value-aligned organisations that can help accelerate our innovations and reach children and their communities faster.

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Corporate Partners

Thank you to our corporate partners.

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Over the past seven years, BIG W has made an enormous contribution to Heart Research, raising over $1.3 million through a range of fundraising initiatives.

Unfortunately, heart disease remains the leading killer of children under the age of five, with 1 in 100 children born with a heart problem. BIG W’s commitment and leadership in tackling this issue are immense and have allowed us to build a team and resources to undertake world-class research.

We are deeply grateful for the commitment, passion and enthusiasm that the BIG W team bring to their fundraising and our team loves the opportunity to thank store managers personally when they visit Murdoch Children's every year to see our research first-hand.


Foxtel has generously supported Murdoch Children's Research Institute for 10 years. Through the Foxtel Lap, Step-a-thon and Philanthropic support, Foxtel has contributed more than $6M in fundraising whilst also providing significant media and advertising support. This contribution has been vital and has helped our researchers tackle the most difficult health challenges facing our children today.

Foxtel remains dedicated to active and healthy children and over the coming years will work alongside Murdoch Children's to develop programs to continue to build strong healthy communities.

News Corp Australia

As one of Australia's largest media companies, News Corp Australia is committed to championing groups individuals and causes in the community and we are proud to support the Murdoch Children's Research Institute's work in world-leading child health research.

News Corp Australia has supported Murdoch Children's in many ways for more than a decade and is pleased to be a founding media partner of the Murdoch Children's Institute's Step-a-thon initiative to encourage children to "step to a healthier future".

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