Health and medical life sciences industry

As a key industry of Western Australia, the health and medical life sciences sector has experienced significant growth in recent years.
Last updated:

Applications for the Bioshares Summit 2024 delegate passes open on Monday 20 May and close 11:00 am (AWST) Monday 10 June 2024. To learn more and apply, visit the application page.

Western Australia has a world-class health and medical life sciences ecosystem.  It features a highly-skilled, collaborative medical research workforce, outstanding research infrastructure and a number of highly-regarded medical research institutes.

This growing sector presents opportunities to build on WA’s established expertise in high need areas including

  • medical research,
  • new gene technologies,
  • phenomics, medical technology,
  • long-term population health studies,
  • data linkage and,
  • digital health solutions.

Supporting the health and medical life sciences sector in Western Australia not only enables optimal health outcomes for Western Australians but also creates high value jobs and diversifies our economy.

The Health and Medical Life Sciences Industry Strategy sets out the key objectives and focus areas for development of the sector.  It is further supported with $8.6 million over 4years in funding for its implementation.