Biological containment facilities

Curtin University has several biological containment facilities that are used to contain its biohazardous microbiological/plant/animal research and teaching activities.

Curtin has a number of research facilities that are Certified by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), in which teaching and research with genetically modified organisms can be undertaken. There are PC2-level lab, plant, and animal facilities available.

Curtin has a number of research facilities that are Approved Arrangements by the Department of Agriculture, in which teaching and research with quarantined biosecurity materials can be undertaken. There are QC2-level lab, plant, and animal facilities available.

Accessing research facilities

If you would like to access any of these facilities, please contact the Biosafety Advisor, who will direct you to contact the Facility Manager in charge of an appropriate facility.

Alternatively, you can apply to have your current facility Certified or Approved, by contacting the Biosafety Advisor.