About Us

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s vision is to help Australians do more, feel better and live longer

GlaxoSmithKline is a global research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company with a mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

In Australia we have improved people’s wellbeing by delivering the highest quality medicines, vaccines and over-the-counter healthcare products since 1886.

We provide about 1500 skilled jobs across the country, working with researchers and doctors to discover new ways of treating and preventing disease. In 2013 we invested $51 million in local research and development and contributed $515 million in medicinal and pharmaceutical exports.

Economic Contributions

GSK makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy through employment, exports, manufacturing and local investment.


Our History

GSK heritage companies have operated in Australia since 1886


Policies and Issues

GSK works extensively with all levels of government as well as the broader Australian community to assist in building a strong local pharmaceutical industry, which delivers better health outcomes for all Australians.