Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) is a leading Australian infectious diseases reference laboratory located within the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne, Victoria. VIDRL provides the Victorian Department of Health with virology, mycology, parasitology and mycobacteria public health reference laboratory services, including surveillance, outbreak investigations, reference testing and research, along with diagnostic testing for the community. VIDRL has Commonwealth Department of Health reference laboratory designations for polio and enteroviruses, measles, viral haemorrhagic fevers and smallpox.
VIDRL has a strong relationship to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and holds WHO Collaborating Centre designations for Reference and Research on Influenza, Mycobacterium ulcerans, and viral hepatitis. In addition, VIDRL holds WHO Regional Reference Laboratory designations for poliovirus, measles and hepatitis B, and is a WHO National Influenza Centre.