Research Facilities & Resources - Overview

Scientists not only need savvy - but also dedicated helpers, materials to work with, many books and of course world-class facilities. Each unit makes a contribution to complete the puzzle of life.

Lizard Island Research Station

Lizard Island Research Station
Photographer:  © Australian Museum

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Lizard Island Research Station

Located 270 km north of Cairns there's a world-leading supplier of on-reef facilities: The Australian Museum's Lizard Island Research Station. Join the dive and discover the amazing world of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Molecular Services - Genetics Unit

Our technical officers handle everything related to DNA; with the help of pipettes, sequenzer & futuristic robots they work on exiting projects, which will definitely surprise you.

Microscopy & Microanalysis Unit

The Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is the sovereign territory of Sue Lindsay. She takes pictures of the tiniest monsters on Earth, and is able to transform anything into gold...


Our collections are the foundation stone of the Australian Museum - a library of life - and a very important source of specimens for scientists from all over the world.

Research Library

The world of natural history - printed black on white - is at home on Level 3 of the Australian Museum. Since 1827 our Research Library accumulated ca. 120,000 bound volumes of serials... Time to start reading then.

Materials Conservation

Our conservators exactly know, what to do with a broken tail feather or how to handle a 2,000 years old hammer. The only tool you need to take part is your computer mouse.



Mr Martin Pueschel , Scientific Illustrator
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