Established in 2005 with funding from the Australian Government the APF continues to provide quality National infrastructure in collaboration with the Phenomics Australia. This partnership brings together expertise and infrastructure from across Australia for the Creation, Characterisation and Cryopreservation of mouse models of human disease.

Funding is provided by the Government (see below). Through this funding the APF are able to provide specialised equipment, expertise and subsidised access to models to further Australian scientific research.

Funding bodies

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) »

NCRIS is designed to provide Australia’s research sector with on-going access to high-quality, operational research infrastructure facilities and supports collaboration between the research sector, industry and government in Australia to conduct world-class research.

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) »

The NHMRC is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.

Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (CRIS) »

CRIS is an interim funding solution to allow priority research infrastructure projects funded under NCRIS and/or the Super Science Initiative to remain operational.

Education Investment Fund Super Science Initiative »

The Super Science Initiative addressed priorities identified in the 2008 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure and contributed $1.1 billion to priority areas of Australian research until 2013.


Australian Genome Research Facility »

The Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd (AGRF), is a not for profit company and is Australia's largest provider of genomics services and solutions. AGRF has laboratories in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, each providing a gateway to a national network of state-of-the-art facilities, technology and expertise.

Phenomics Australia »

We are Phenomics Australia, a network of core infrastructure and services designed to facilitate the use of mouse models by the Australian and international research.

European Molecular Biology Laboratory Australia »

Our two organisations will work together to develop and promote recommended protocols for high throughput sequencing of the mouse genome. These recommendations will be distributed to the research community as advisory documents and updated regularly as technological change.


Asian Mouse Mutagenesis Resource Association »

The Asian Mouse Mutagenesis and Resource Association (AMMRA) is a collaborative group of the development, archiving/distribution, coordination of phenotyping and informatics of mutant mice in Asia.

Asian Mouse Phenotyping Consortium »

The Asian Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (AMPC) has been established to promote the coordination and development of advanced strategies and service platforms for phenotyping and informatics..

International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium »

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) builds on the efforts of IKMC to produce knockout mice and carry out high-throughput phenotyping of each line in order to determine the function of every gene in the mouse genome.