The Australian Government, Moderna and the Victorian Government have finalised partnership arrangements to establish an mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility at Monash University in Melbourne.
Once operational, the facility will be able to produce up to 100 million vaccine doses every year. This will:
- help protect Australians against future pandemics
- support local industry
- create highly skilled local jobs
- reduce Australia’s dependence on imported mRNA vaccines.
The 10-year partnership will lead to a world-class mRNA ecosystem based in Melbourne. The industry will attract highly skilled staff and expand local capability through joint ventures with leading Australian research organisations.