Part 1: Overview

Performing high-quality science that delivers results with relevance and impact across areas of importance for Australia, is what drives us each and every day.


    CSIRO – the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – is one of the largest and most diverse scientific organisations in the world. It has over 6,400 staff located across 54 sites throughout Australia and one overseas.

  • Letter of transmittal

    2 October 2013

  • Our history

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was established in 1926 with its primary research devoted towards agriculture.

  • Highlights of 2012-13

    Here are just a few examples of the impact CSIRO has on our lives, our industries and our environment.

  • Foreword by the Chairman

    Foreword by Simon McKeon AO, Chairman of the CSIRO Board.

  • Chief Executive's report 2012-13

    CSIRO has had a robust twelve months and despite difficult economic pressures nationally and globally has delivered on its strategy and commitments.

  • CSIRO Organisational chart

    CSIRO's organisational chart as at July 2013.

  • CSIRO locations

    CSIRO locations as at June 2013.

  • Social media presence 2012-13

    The last financial year saw significant growth in network sizes and content generation across our social media platforms.


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