Health and Medical Life Sciences
The Health and Medical Life Sciences sector in Western Australia is dynamic and rapidly growing, incorporating a highly skilled workforce, world-class medical and research infrastructure and numerous highly regarded medical research institutions.
Western Australia’s universities, hospitals, research institutes and other life science organisations have facilities and infrastructure located throughout the Perth metropolitan area. In the City of Perth, these are located specifically within the following two corridors:
Perth Central Business District
The Perth Central Business District encompassing the Perth CBD, West Perth and Subiaco. This region includes organisations and infrastructure that specialise in Medical Research and Education (University Clusters and Innovation Spaces) and Healthcare Services.
The Western Corridor encompasses the suburb of Crawley as part of the City of Perth (and also Nedlands and surrounds that lie outside of the City boundary), with specialist organisations and infrastructure in Medical Research and Education (University Cluster and Innovation Spaces), Healthcare Services, Life Science Hubs and Peak Bodies, Training in Healthcare Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.
The Western Australian State Government has signaled its commitment to the sector by launching the inaugural Health and Medical Life Sciences Industry Strategy and Prospectus reports, which highlight avenues for supporting the development of key areas such as digital health, medical technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health and wellness sectors.
To assist in the development of the health and medical life sciences ecosystem in Perth, several organizations provide valuable services:
For more detailed information on the existing health and medical life sciences infrastructure, operating facilities and future strategies pertaining to Perth, please refer to the useful links and important documents sections.