National Research Collections Australia
Australian National Algae Culture Collection
Our algae collection is a unique resource of Australian biodiversity, containing living cultures of marine and freshwater species from most microalgal classes. Our strains have been sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.
Australian National Fish Collection
Our Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) helps sustainably manage Australia’s marine biodiversity. We partner with researchers both nationally and globally to support marine research and ecologically sustainable management.
Australian National Herbarium
The Australian National Herbarium (ANH) is one of the largest plant collections in the country, providing crucial information on native plants and weeds in Australia and the region.
Australian National Insect Collection
The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is recognised both nationally and internationally as a major research collection. It is the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, nematodes and centipedes, housing over 12 million specimens.
Australian National Wildlife Collection
The Australian National Wildlife Collection is a significant resource on Australia's biodiversity, aiding the study, classification and documentation of Australia's mammals, birds and reptiles.
Australian Tree Seed Centre
For over 50 years the Australian Tree Seed Centre has been collecting, researching and supplying quality, fully documented tree seed to both domestic and overseas customers. Collections of seed are sourced from wild populations and genetically improved seed from our domestication and improvement programs.
Australian Tropical Herbarium
The Australian Tropical Herbarium is an amalgamation of three regional collections, comprising of about 180,000 specimens that are pressed, dried and mounted on herbarium sheets held in the Collection Room, and about 18,000 specimens that are preserved in 70% ethanol held in the Spirit Room.