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The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research was built to enhance the quality of medical research in Western Australia by bringing together laboratory-based and clinical researchers with cutting-edge equipment and technology to establish Western Australia as one of Australia’s premier medical research hubs.

The Perkins buildings provide us with a foundation on which to expand and develop large multidisciplinary teams well integrated into the hospital and medical health care sectors. They also provide a stimulating environment for science and medical students where they are exposed to a flood of new technology, new ideas and a culture of collaboration.

The building acts as a beacon to attract leading researchers, providing a unique opportunity for collaborative, multi-disciplinary investigation into the major diseases that impact our community.

The buildings were developed thanks to support from the WA community and we want to share the facilities with you – the people who made it possible! The foyer exhibition space is accessible to the public 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Regular tours are held to give supporters an opportunity to visit the building and get a firsthand look at the cutting-edge research being conducted in Perth. Spaces are available to hire for events at corporate or charity rates – these include a 250 seat auditorium, 3 seminar rooms, a community resource room, the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre and a foyer which can support up to 150 guests for a cocktail function.


The Perkins Nedlands building is located at the QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands. The 8 storey building houses laboratories, clinical space, the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre, state-of-the-art research facilities and centres and a ground floor cafe, Coffee Anatomy.

The building is a collaborative powerhouse with diverse research groups that include the Institute for Respiratory Health, the WA Health Translation Network and the Lions Eye Institute, all working under one roof with the aim of uncovering innovative solutions to the major health challenges facing Western Australians.

The Perkins Nedlands building is also home to the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre – a purpose built teaching laboratory where school students, community members and corporate groups can experience hands-on research activities in an authentic laboratory setting.


The Perkins South building is located on the Fiona Stanley Hospital campus at Murdoch.

The facility can accommodate up to 363 research and academic staff. Co-located with researchers from UWA, the Perkins and the State, the building features a mix of clinical research, offices and PC2 laboratories.

With a rapidly growing population, effective health and medical research plays a key role in improving health outcomes for the people of Western Australia.


Whether it’s a conference, seminar, lecture, strategy meeting or cocktail function, the Perkins building is able to accommodate all your requirements.

For venue bookings please contact:
Larnaca Mathias
Venue Co-ordinator
E. [email protected]
T. 6151 0755



Improved medicines and a better understanding of disease is only possible with medical research. And medical research is only possible with support from people like you.

Two-thirds of Perkins projects are funded by community support: donations from generous members of the community and gifts in Wills.

When you donate to medical research at the Perkins, you’re giving yourself and those you love the opportunity to live longer, healthier and better lives by supporting WA’s best researchers to beat the world’s toughest diseases.