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Chemistry Australia is pleased to be involved in a range of collaborations that connect the capabilities of research and universities with industry demand for technology, relevant industry skills, and talent.

Key Chemistry Australia collaboration with universities include:

  • Monash green chemical futures 500 x 340$80M Green Chemical Futures facility at the Monash University, Clayton campus. This state-of-the-art teaching and research facility was developed by a consortia comprising: Monash University; CSIRO; the Environment Protection Authority Victoria with Commonwealth Government funding.
  • $25M Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing. This industry-focused research capability was developed by a consortia comprising: Monash University; CSIRO; the Environment Protection Authority Victoria with Victorian State-Government funding.
  • $4M ARC Research Hub for Energy-Efficient Separation to improve energy efficiency, cost-competitiveness, and environmental sustainability by for industries that use separation processes including chemistry, oil and gas, food, mining and water. Led by Monash University, the Hub will draw on the expertise of 33 leading scientists, researchers and industrial experts from Monash University and 25 partner institutions, including Australian and international universities and companies.
  • $4.96M ARC Research Hub for Value-Added Processing of Underutilised Carbon Waste to significantly contribute to Australia’s National Waste Action Plan by 2030 by upcycling technologies to process underutilised carbon waste within Australia. It will achieve this through improving technology readiness levels for the exploitation of carbon waste from agriculture, tyres and plastics, as well as benefiting the job market in rural Australia.  Led by Monash University, the collaboration aim to facilitate commercial opportunities integral for Australia’s economic growth.


Chemistry Australia has also invested in ensuring the future workforce for the Australian chemistry sector is well-trained with workplace-ready skills to match the needs of industry.   

Our university members offer a range of under-graduate and post-graduate programs aimed at providing a real-world experience for students.


Chemistry Australia has partnered with Monash University in the $6M Chemicals and Polymers Manufacturing Innovation Network (C&PMIN). The C&PMIN is centred around Monash's C&P Graduate Research Industry Program (GRIP), which involves a cohort of PhD researchers, all with PhD projects that are closely linked to the industry partners. This inter-disciplinary training program supports 30 PhD students working with leading companies to accelerate research and provide a real-world learning environment. This partnership between Monash University and Chemistry Australia is supported by Victorian Government funding.

ARC Training Centre for the Chemical Industriesatci 500 x 340

Chemistry Australia is an industry partner in the $3.28M ARC Training Centre for the Chemical Industries, a sustainable industry-led research and training program to support the development and competitiveness of Australia’s chemistry industry. The initiative addresses the industry’s need for highly skilled workplace-ready graduates, with a strong understanding of the industry context and experience in conducting industry-focused research. Led by the University of Melbourne, the Centre brings together University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, Swinburne University, chemical industry partner organisations, and Chemistry Australia.

ARC Training Centre for Green Chemistry in Manufacturing

Chemistry Australia is a partner organisation in the ARC Training Centre for Green Chemistry in Manufacturing, which was launched in November 2021. The Training Centre for Green Chemistry in Manufacturing is an interdisciplinary research and training environment centred on green and sustainable chemistry. The Centre, comprising of industry, government authorities, key industry bodies, and university partners Deakin, Monash, Flinders and Curtin Universities, aims to transform and revitalise Australian Manufacturing through the adoption of green and sustainable chemical technologies.


Chemistry Australia also collaborates with CSIRO on research projects to drive innovation including:

CSIRO Mission to end plastic waste

Chemistry Australia has partnered with CSIRO on its Ending Plastic Waste Mission, with the target of reducing plastic waste into the environment by 80 per cent by 2030. The mission aims to use science and technology to inform and develop a range of solutions to prevent plastic waste entering our environment, as well as transform the way we use, re-use and recycle plastics at their end of life.

Become a member of Chemistry Australia

Membership of Chemistry Australia signals your commitment to the industry and ensures your organisation can play an active role in shaping the future for Australia’s chemistry sector.
By working together, we can have a stronger voice to prosecute the key challenges facing our industry and advance chemistry as a critical enabler of a safer, more sustainable future for Australia and the broader community.

Chemistry Australia Chair, David Hawkins

  • Effective and more influential industry advocacy to complement your business’ strategic objectives
  • Opportunities to influence the industry’s position on key policy and regulatory matters
  • Timely industry intelligence, analysis, and services to help inform your business decisions
  • Tailored tools and resources to save your organisation time, effort and money

We offer membership packages tailored to best meet the needs of businesses in, and associated with, the Australian chemistry industry:
Corporate membership for businesses that manufacture chemical products, import, store, handle and/or distribute chemical and plastic products, convert plastics, or are involved in research, technology and education.
Affiliate membership for organisations that represent a sector of the industry in Australia and internationally.
Partner membership for organisations that provide services, equipment and professional development to the industry.
Associate membership for SMEs and organisations in the chemistry industry value chain. 

All membership enquiries are welcome.
Please contact Chemistry Australia on 03 9611 5400 or email .
We look forward to working with you.