CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope at dusk.

Our History

CSIRO has been solving scientific problems in Australia and around the world since 1926.

Read about CSIRO's rich history

Mr Robert Ingpen: artist of the Land Research Mural

Robert Ingpen was employed by CSIRO in the early 1960s in the then novel field of science communication.


This fun interactive house gives you the opportunity to explore and discover the many ways that CSIRO science and innovation has a positive impact on your daily life.


CSIROpedia provides an exciting new look into the discoveries and innovations by CSIRO scientists and engineers.

The history of CSIRO

CSIRO was formed in 1926 and is Australia's national science agency. Find out the breakthroughs we have achieved and the people that have been part of our organisation. Find out how CSIRO has contributed to Australian science since 1926.