Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Department of Industry Innovation and Science, Australian Government

CSIRO is one of the world’s most multidisciplinary research organisations and our staff are located throughout Australia and overseas. We have 13 locations in Queensland however we harness all of CSIRO’s capabilities together to address issues and provide solutions. We are a strategic provider to major Australian and global organisations, together investing in long-term research and innovation to address large scale challenges and generate value. We help Australian small and medium-sized enterprises access the right expertise and solutions to grow their competitive advantage. We’re making it easier for business to get closer to the cutting edge, adapt to technological change and get real returns from new technology. With more than 1,800 patents, we are Australia’s largest patent holder and have a formidable track record turning world class research into globally adopted solutions.

Organisation type
  • Statutory authority
  • Part of national organisation – Government
Number of research staff
700 plus research staff
Data61, 70–72 Bowen St, Spring Hill QLD 4000

Strengths and capabilities

  • Multidisciplinary research and development across most science and technology capability fields
  • Foresight analysis and innovation strategy and roadmap development
  • Agriculture
  • Health and biosecurity
  • Digital and data
  • Energy
  • Food and nutrition
  • Land and water
  • Manufacturing and materials
  • Mineral resources
  • Oceans and atmosphere.

Facilities and major equipment

  • World leading laboratories, engineering and technology - 13 Queensland facilities
  • Bribie Island (fisheries and marine)
  • Coopers Plains (seafood, meat and horticulture)
  • Atherton, Cairns, Townsville (tropical forests, landscapes and botany)
  • Dutton Park (environmental sciences)
  • Gatton and Toowoomba (agriculture)
  • Herston (health) and St Lucia (Bioscience Precincts)
  • Pullenvale (resources and advanced technology)
  • Spring Hill (Data61)
  • Woodstock (tropical beef)

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