Our infrastructure

What makes the Australian Animal Health Laboratory unique is its advanced technology and infrastructure allowing research and diagnostics that require the highest level of biosecurity and biosafety within a laboratory environment.

  • Engineering underpinning the science

    The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) has been built on a box-within-a-box principle, all physical containment systems are duplicated or triplicated to ensure there is always another barrier in place should one barrier fail.

  • PC4 Zoonosis Suite and Bioimaging Facility

    The PC4 Zoonosis Suite is the most sophisticated high containment laboratory in the world, enabling collaborative research into the most lethal diseases.

  • Diagnostic emergency response laboratory

    The Diagnostic Emergency Response Laboratory is a high throughput diagnostic laboratory, designed to handle up to 10 000 samples a day in outbreak mode.

  • Insectary

    Insects can be studied within both the Australian Animal and Health Laboratory's and PC4 spaces enabling research on a variety of vector-borne diseases that affect animals and people.

  • Large animal facility

    AAHL is globally unique in enabling work on infected livestock at Physical Containment level 4 (PC4). This capability further strengthens our ability to protect Australia's animal and people from disease outbreaks.

  • Access our facilities

    Explore here how the Australian Animal Health Laboratory’s (AAHL) world-class facilities may be available to facilitate your research.

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