About AAHL

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.

  • Purpose and reponsibillities

    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.

  • Terms of Reference

    Terms of Reference, Animal Ethics Committee, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory

  • History of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory

    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.

  • Visiting AAHL

    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.

  • AAHL staff

    AAHL's staff are dedicated to understanding and preventing infectious diseases.

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