The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital




  • Victorian laboratory supported general practitioner influenza surveillance 
  • Victorian community norovirus surveillance  
  • National enterovirus surveillance  
  • National enterovirus surveillance  
  • Acute Flaccid Paralysis surveillance 


Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory

T:+61 3 9342 9379

State and national laboratory-based surveillance services

  • Clinical and molecular epidemiological surveillance of communicable diseases and pathogens of public health importance
  • Surveillance of existing and emerging antimicrobial resistance in pathogens
  • Surveillance of sexually transmissible infections
  • Victorian Hospital Pathogen Surveillance Scheme (VHPSS)
  • National Enteric Pathogens Surveillance Scheme (NEPSS)
  • WHO Regional Reference Laboratory  for vaccine-preventable bacterial diseases 


Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory

T:+61 3 8344 5701

Healthcare Associated Infections

  • Surveillance of healthcare associated infections from all Victorian public and selected private hospitals
  • Surveillance of infection related indicators e.g. correct administration of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis and processes related to insertion of central lines
  • National surveillance of infections in residential aged care facilities in collaboration with the National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey


Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System

T:+61 3 9342 9333

Other Services