Our national Australian Animal Health Laboratory facility is a vital part of Australia’s biosecurity infrastructure. We work closely with veterinary and human health agencies globally, as about 70 per cent of emerging infectious diseases in people originate in animals.
The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is a high-containment facility designed to allow scientific research into the most dangerous infectious agents in the world.
Officially opened in 1985, the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) was built to help protect Australia's multi-billion dollar livestock and aquaculture industries, and the general public, from emergency and zoonotic disease threats.
As a national facility dedicated to biosecurity, all visitors to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) must be pre-approved and bring the required photo identification. If you have an organised visit, we look forward to welcoming you.