Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage

The ARC Centre of Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) will undertake research that will safeguard our national heritage, transform research culture, connect with communities and inform policy.

By tracking the natural and human history of Australia, Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia, we will be able to fill vast gulfs of knowledge to help us protect our national assets.

The centre, opened at Parliament House in Canberra on 22 June 2017, is funded by a $33.75 million grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), $1 million from the NSW Government, and $11 million from participating universities, museums, and organisations. The funding will support around 40 new research positions and more than 50 new research students over a 7 year period.

CABAH will be at the forefront of discovery and education, inspiring Australian children to engage in science and connecting with the broader Australian and global community through a comprehensive outreach program.

We will help build Australia’s research capacity by arming future generations of researchers with a range of interdisciplinary skills, and implement initiatives to nurture the careers of both Indigenous and female researchers.

For further information, please visit the ARC Centre of Australian Biodiversity and Heritage:

Project contacts:
Andrew Gilbert | T: 02 9850 8281 |