As a not-for-profit charitable institution, the Australian Science Media Centre relies on the generosity of the Australian community for funding. Media, academic institutions, government and industry all contribute to the funding of the Centre. To ensure the independence of the Centre, each sponsorship is capped at 10% of total operating costs.  To view our statement of independence, click here.

Funders can provide financial or in-kind support through Foundation and Gold sponsorship (see current supporters below).

Institutions also have the opportunity to support the Centre through an initiative called the Science-Media Collaboration. For further information on this program, click here.

For further enquiries on sponsorship or the Science-Media Collaboration, please contact the AusSMC on 08 7120 8665 or by email.

Foundation sponsors

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*The Government of South Australia has significantly supported the development of the AusSMC. It has provided financial support for infrastructure set-up costs and considerable in kind assistance.

Gold Sponsors

Australian Academy of Science
Johnson Winter & Slattery Lawyers
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
The University of South Australia
Cooperative Research Centres Association
University of Tasmania


Below is a list of Affiliates who are part of the Science-Media Collaboration.
For further information on this initiative, click here.

University of South Australia
Australian National University
University of Technology Sydney
Australian Academy of Science
Western Sydney University
University of Adelaide
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology
Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS)
Edith Cowan University
Flinders University
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology
Macquarie University
Monash University
Southern Cross University
George Institute for Global Health
University of Western Australia
The University of Melbourne
The University of New South Wales
University of Tasmania
University of Newcastle
University of Queensland
Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)
University of Sydney
Swinburne University of Technology
Telethon Kids Institute
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)
Curtin University
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis
Griffith University
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Queensland Museum
The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
Menzies School of Health Research
Murdoch University
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
RMIT University
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
Taylor and Francis Group
ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3d (ASTRO 3d)
Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria
La Trobe University
Bionics Institute


Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association
Microsoft Pty Ltd
O’Loughlins Lawyers

 Past sponsors and supporters

APN News & Media
ARENA (formerly the Australian Solar Institute)
Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
Australian Museum
Shell Australia Ltd
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics
BHP Billiton
Bond University
Cochlear Foundation
Cisco Systems Inc.
Ernst & Young
Federation of Australian Scientific and technological Societies (FASTS)
Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRUA)
Macquarie Foundation and Macquarie Bank
National Centre for Groundwater Research & Training
Network Ten
South Australian Museum
PBL Media
Prime TV
Queensland Government
Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inc.
Sky News
The Conversation
The National Australia Bank
Australian Plant Phenomics Facility
Geoscience Australia
ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) 
Australia Pacific LNG
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
Defence Science and Technology Group
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls