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.
The following organisations have been supporters of the Centre in past years.
- 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 - Bond University - Cochlear Foundation - Cisco Systems Inc. - CRC CARE - DuPont - 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 - Resmed - Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inc. - Sky News - The Conversation - Arup - The National Australia Bank - Agilent - 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