Discovery Tours

Discovery Tours

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See where discoveries are made

Discovery Tours provide a unique opportunity for the community to get in contact with medical research. 

  • See our state of the art facilities
  • Learn about some of our most exciting discoveries
  • Meet our scientists
  • Hear how our research is shaping future treatments

Tours are free and run for approximately 60 minutes.

We welcome visits from schools, community groups and universities. A minimum of 10 people is required for a tour.

Visiting WEHI

As tour groups visit working laboratories, closed toe shoes must be worn for occupational health and safety reasons. The minimum age for Discovery Tour attendees is 12 years old.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Adjustments to bookings can be made up to 14 days prior to the tour date.

For more information email or phone 03 9345 2555.


There is no parking available on WEHI's grounds. Limited paid parking is available beneath the Institute and along Royal Parade.

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