The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility, with a history spanning more than 90 years. The Institute's work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies.

Our goals are to prevent chronic disease and to reduce death and disability.

Our vision is for Australians to live healthier for longer, free from the burden of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.


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AUD $10

Help The Fight Against Diabetes

Did you know? The 1.5 million Australians living with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to suffer a sudden cardiac death compared to those withou... Read More

AUD $25

Help Save Young Hearts

Sadly, every year the number of people who die from sudden, unexplained cardiac death exceeds that of the state road toll.   Today, approximat... Read More

AUD $50

Help Halve Heart Attacks

Sadly, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, with one Australian dying every 12 minutes. Behind this is people like you and your lo... Read More

AUD $100

Preventing And Improving Heart Plumbing

“I didn’t have any other signs, no pain in the chest, all I had was a pain in my arm, but it turned out to be an enormous heart attack.  All I... Read More