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CSIRO provides scientific solutions to a range of fields.

What is CSIRO?

CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest in the world.

  • 2 March 2009 | Updated 29 May 2012

CSIRO research delivers solutions for agribusiness, energy and transport, environment and natural resources, health, information technology, telecommunications, manufacturing and mineral resources.

Our work delivers improvements to every aspect of life from oceans to energy, metals to medicine, and sustainability to food. CSIRO also works at the forefront of emerging sectors, such as information and communication technologies, gene technology and nanotechnology.

CSIRO’s success is based upon 80 years of excellence in research.

Working from sites across the nation and around the globe, our staff are focused on providing new ways to improve quality of life and the economic and social performance of our industries.

We are committed to Australia’s National Research Priorities and have developed nine National Research Flagships to lead our research into the 21st century. These are:

CSIRO’s success is based upon 80 years of excellence in research and the strength of our partnerships with industry, governments and the community. Read more about Our History.

To ensure that CSIRO continues to deliver excellent scientific solutions, we attract and retain world-class scientists and support staff. We provide an environment that allows them to be the best they can be.

Read more about Our Staff.