National research facilities and collections
We host Australia's national research facilities and scientific infrastructure on behalf of the nation to enable research. These specialised facilities are available to international and Australian users from industry and research organisations.
Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness
ACDP (formerly known as the Australian Animal Health Laboratory) helps protect Australia’s multi-billion dollar livestock and aquaculture industries, and the general public, from emerging infectious disease threats. It is a high-containment facility designed to allow scientific research into the most dangerous infectious agents in the world.
Australia Telescope National Facility
Australia's leading observatories for radio astronomy – the Australia Telescope National Facility – are used by astronomers from around the world, 24 hours a day, every day, to learn about our Universe.
Marine National Facility
The Marine National Facility is Australia's dedicated blue-water research capability, funded by the Australian Government and owned and operated by CSIRO.
National Research Collections Australia
The National Research Collections Australia is home to 15 million natural history specimens that are used by researchers, government and industry to describe, manage and benefit from Australia’s rich biodiversity.
Our share of the NovaSAR-1 satellite will support research and environmental management, and create new opportunities in remote sensing.
Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
A world-class high-performance computing facility in Perth, Western Australia accelerating scientific discoveries for Australia's researchers.
Atlas of Living Australia
As Australia's national biodiversity database, the ALA provides free, online access to a vast repository of information about Australia's amazing biodiversity.
We manage major facilities under contract for international partners including NASA, the European Space Agency and the SKA Observatory.
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) is part of NASA's Deep Space Network, a global network that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions exploring the Solar System and beyond.
New Norcia ground station
We provide operational support for the European Space Agency's deep space ground station in Australia, which is essential for communicating with spacecraft voyaging across our Solar System.