We are for research, not for profit.


For the past 18 years, we’ve been driven by the belief that genome research and genetic discovery should be run to benefit academia, industry and the scientific community by allowing cost effective access through maximising usage of costly technology.

As an independent not-for-profit organisation, our mission is to enable genome research and genetic discovery through a network of leading edge services and local expertise to advance national genomics research.


Our business model


Our business model is based on cost recovery. Our service charges include reagents, staff time, instrument maintenance and operational infrastructure that allows us to continue to serve the Australian research community. All revenues are reinvested into the community, our facilities, technology and expertise to enable our services to remain cutting edge and of the highest standards.


Our services are made possible with our funding partners


What we do is made possible with the support from our funding partners.

We are supported by Commonwealth Government infrastructure funding schemes administered through Bioplatforms Australia. These schemes include the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS), the Educational investment Fund (EIF) Super Science Initiative, the Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (CRIS) and NCRIS 2.


Our host institutes


AGRF is hosted by a number of universities and institutes with laboratories in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth.

Each AGRF node provides a gateway to a national network of state-of-the-art facilities, technology and expertise.

-          The University of Queensland (UQ) hosts our Brisbane node.

-          The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) hosts our Melbourne node.

-          The University of Adelaide Waite Campus hosts our Adelaide node

-          The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research hosts our Perth node.

-          The Westmead Millennium Institute hosts our Sydney node.