The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct has a history spanning more than 160 years. It is home to many firsts – Melbourne’s first general hospital, as well as the state’s first specialist hospitals in children’s health, women’s health and eye, ear, nose and throat care.
It also the site of Melbourne’s first and Australia’s leading university, the University of Melbourne; Australia’s largest pharmaceutical company, CSL; and Australia’s oldest medical research institute, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
Note: over time, many of the names of Melbourne Biomedical Precinct institutions have changed. This timeline uses the current institutional names for reference.