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The Australian National Algae Culture Collection has supplied high quality microalgae 'starter' cultures and technical advice to industry, research and educational institutions in more than 65 countries since 1986.

We continue to be the major supplier of microalgae cultures to the Australian aquaculture industry, for which microalgae are the essential first foods for larval and juvenile animals.

Algae cultures ready for supply from ANACC

All our cultures are grown under controlled-environment conditions in a purpose-built algal culture facility. Our facility is biosecurity accredited with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

Our microalgae culture supply

We supply:

  • cultures in 20 mL and 250 mL quantities
  • algal plate cultures for selected aquaculture strains
  • a selection of discounted strains available for educational purposes.

Available microalgae strains

We have a large selection of microalgae strains PDF (959 KB), including those from marine, estuarine and freshwater species capturing Australia's unique microalgae biodiversity. We can supply commonly used aquaculture strains and toxin producing species. Selected strains are axenic (bacteria-free).

Information on CSIRO coded strains no longer held or strains recently acquired and not data-based can be requested through the contact form below.

Australian National Algae Culture Collection (ANACC) Strain List 2022 PDF (959 KB)

Culturing information

Information on how to culture our strains is also available online. Read more on our microalgae culture methods

Detailed information

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Please refer to the pricing and payment information DOCX (68 KB) for prices. Orders are dispatched via courier to ensure arrival in the best possible condition.


For enquiries related to strain selection and/or availability or to lodge completed forms, please contact


CSIRO Hobart
Castray Esplanade
Battery Point
Tas 7004

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