Life sciences

Queensland has a globally competitive life sciences sector. State Government investment over two decades in research, development and world-class infrastructure is paying dividends. The state is a highly attractive knowledge hub with successes in health, agriculture, the environment and industrial biotechnology utilising the state’s unique biodiversity, outstanding skills and infrastructure.

Key infrastructure and support

Queensland boasts a critical mass of research centres across biotechnology, food and agriculture, health and medical and offers a distinct advantage for conducting clinical trials. Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s ten largest universities. Details of the 250 plus centres in Queensland are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory.

The key industry-led organisation, Life Sciences Queensland works closely with and all levels of government providing leadership and growth and promotion opportunities for its 170 member organisations and businesses.

Queensland life sciences

Cover of the Queensland life sciences brochure

Discover more about Queensland's strengths and investment opportunities in the Queensland life sciences brochure (PDF, 3.0MB) .

  • Find out why top researchers and industry leaders are saying Queensland is one of the best places in the world for life science research.

    Find out why top researchers and industry leaders are saying Queensland is one of the best places in the world for life science research.

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Investing or collaborating in Queensland life sciences

There are plenty of exciting opportunities for collaboration or investment with Queensland’s life sciences sector.

Queensland life sciences research centres

Queensland boasts a critical mass of research centres across a range of sectors with over 180 institutes, facilities, research hospitals, precincts, laboratories and other research organisations involved in the life sciences sector.