Connecting Australia’s chemistry researchers with the global bioscience research community.

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Compounds Australia provides access to critical infrastructure and expertise to ensure flexible, efficient, reproducible and cost-effective compound management, supporting biological characterisation of compounds throughout the drug discovery pipeline. It manages a national ‘Open’ compound collection, and numerous ‘Closed’ or proprietary compound collections.

Compounds Australia is housed at Griffith Institute of Drug Discovery (GRIDD). GRIDD researchers tackle devastating diseases using Compounds Australia and other unique resources including NatureBank, Australia's largest natural product bio-discovery library stored at Compounds Australia.

Compounds Australia is actively supported by Griffith University through ongoing financial contributions to ensure that an essential piece of Australia's NCRIS infrastructure is made available to global researchers and industry.


Compounds Australia is part of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), a national network of world-class research infrastructure projects that support high-quality research to drive greater innovation in the Australian research sector and the economy more broadly.

Kaylene Simpson

Testimonials and Impact Stories

"Communication from Compounds Australia was extremely efficient and unambiguous. Without their diligence and commitment, this project would not have been completed as originally anticipated."

Associate Professor Kaylene J. Simpson
Head, Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics

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The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Centre for Compound Management and Logistics at Compounds Australia provides Australian cancer researchers with unparalleled compound management facilities.

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Compounds Australia is supported by membership and fee-for-service contributions. The equipment and facility purchases have been made possible with support and contributions from the following funding partners:

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