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Facilities and Collections

Did you know that you can access CSIRO’s range of international-standard laboratories, testing equipment and facilities?

We also host various national reference collections which are available to industry and research partners. Some of these facilities and collections are accessible on a fee-for-service basis.

We invite you to review our facilities and collections as listed below.

Australian Animal Health Laboratory

As a CSIRO national scientific facility AAHL helps protect Australia’s multi-billion dollar livestock and aquaculture industries, and the general public, from emerging infectious disease threats.

Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC)

The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, earthworms, nematodes and centipedes.

Australian National Algae Culture Collection

This unique bank of Australian biodiversity contains marine and freshwater microalgal classes sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.

CSIRO Engineering Facility

CSIRO's Engineering facility provides specialist engineering support for scientific research programs.

National Soil Archive

The CSIRO National Soil Archive in Canberra is Australia's primary resource for conserving soil specimens and making them accessible for future research.

Australian National Fish Collection

The Australian National Fish Collection, based at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, is a comprehensive and internationally-renowned biodiversity reference and research facility.

Australian Tree Seed Centre

The Australian Tree Seed Centre (ATSC) is a national facility for source-identified seed of Australia’s trees and shrubs.

The Australian National Herbarium

The Australian National Herbarium is the national collection of plant specimens that provides a warehouse of information about Australia's native flora.

Australian National Wildlife Collection

The ANWC is a leading research centre that provides important information on Australia’s wildlife heritage through the collection of land vertebrates including birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals

Australia's Marine National Facility: exploring ocean ecosystems, geology and climate

The Marine National Facility supports research across Australia's vast ocean territory and adjoining oceans.

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex: Deep Space Network facility

The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is one of three Deep Space Network stations around the world providing continuous, two-way radio contact with spacecraft exploring our solar system and beyond. CSIRO manages the facility on behalf of the Australian Government.

CSIRO Pyrotron: A National Bushfire Research Facility

A national research facility testing combustion and spread of bushfires to improve fire safety and fire-fighting for Australian communities.