Supporting the AusSMC

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).

Now, institutions also have the opportunity to support the Centre through a new 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



Government of South Australia
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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

Johnson Winter & Slattery Lawyers
The University of Adelaide
National ICT Australia (NICTA)
Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group)


Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association
IBM Australia
Microsoft Pty Ltd
O’Loughlins Lawyers
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
 Agilent Technologies


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

Australian Academy of Science
The Australian National University
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology
Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS)
Edith Cowan University
Flinders University
Geoscience Australia
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology
Macquarie University
Monash University
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
RMIT University
Southern Cross University
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
University of Western Australia
The University of Melbourne
The University of New South Wales
University of Canberra
University of Newcastle
University of Queensland
University of South Australia
University of Sydney
Swinburne University of Technology
Telethon Kids Institute
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)
ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology
Murdoch Childrens 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
Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

 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
La Trobe University
Bureau of Meteorology