Project Team

Taking the Query out of Q fever (i.e. the Q Fever Group) is a multidisciplinary initiative that brings together academic research groups, government agencies and livestock industry partners from Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture as part of its Rural R&D for Profit programme, with support from AgriFutures Australia as well as multiple university and industry partners, this multidisciplinary project’s overarching aim is to improve understanding of Coxiella burnetii reservoirs, amplification and transmission pathways within and outside Australian livestock holdings.

The University of Melbourne 


The University Queensland

University of Adelaide is a sponsor of the Q Fever Group

The University of Adelaide

Charles Sturt University

The Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory is a sponsor of the Q Fever Group

Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory

  • Associate Professor John Stenos
  • Dr Gemma Vincent
  • Professor Stephen Graves

Meredith Dairy is a sponsor of the Q Fever Group

Meredith Dairy

  • Sandy & Julie Cameron

Goat Vet Oz is a sponsor of the Q Fever Group

Goat Veterinary Consultancies

  • Dr Sandra Baxendell

Other Partners of the Q Fever Group

The project also welcomes generous support from NSW Department of Primary Industries, the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts, and Resources, Biosecurity Queensland and Nuchev Pty Ltd.