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Our Mission

Melanoma Institute Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs. Based in the Poche Centre, the world’s largest melanoma research and treatment centre, Melanoma Institute Australia is affiliated with The University of Sydney, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney, The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Australian & New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG).

Melanoma Institute Australia relies on the generosity of individuals, organisations and government funding to continue its ground breaking work into this potentially devastating cancer.

Our mission

To be the leading centre for melanoma research, clinical care and training in the world and to use this position to lessen the impact of melanoma on the community.

Our values

  • Collegiality: Working as part of a team that shares information and encompasses the wider melanoma context.
  • Achievement: A workplace where participation and achievement characterise behaviour, including contributing to the international community.
  • Respect: An open and democratic environment that is respectful and supportive.
  • Excellence:  A commitment to excellence in clinical care, research and training.

Our logo

Our logo incorporates the tagline ‘our research your care’ with a stylised umbrella, a reference to our central prevention message ‘shade,’ while reflecting the Institute’s collaborative approach to translating research into patient care. It supports our purpose to be at the forefront of world-class melanoma research, care, treatment and education focused on finding a cure for melanoma.



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