Faculty of Science


UWA's excellent facilities enable students to achieve high-quality research.

These facilities include:

Barry J Marshall science library
The Barry J Marshall science library incorporates the latest technology to promote student learning and world-class scientific research. There are soundproof study rooms with electronic white boards, specialist multimedia suites and an Access Grid classroom that allows classes to be shared in remote areas and overseas over high speed networks.
Bayliss Building
The Bayliss Building houses a range of facilities for teaching and research. It consists of:
 • Approx 10,000m2 space            • 11 Teaching labs       • 14 Biochemistry research labs
• 13 Chemistry research labs        • 19 Equipment and Prep labs
• 9 Service and Computer labs     • 141 Fume cupboards
CELLCentral, within the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, offers an Australian-first combination of state-of-the-art histology, biological preparation, imaging and analysis equipment and services for both research and student use.
Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis
Through the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, UWA enables research excellence by providing world-class microscopy and microanalysis facilities, including our unique pair of ion probes, the IMS 1280 and NanoSIMS 50, which offer world-exclusive analytical capabilities to Australian and international researchers.
Centre for Sleep Science
Headed by Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood, the Centre has undergone a $1 million upgrade and boasts three bedrooms equipped with state-of-the-art sleep recording and analysis equipment.  It also contains consulting rooms, a range of training and seminar rooms, and upgraded offices for staff and students.
Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
The Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum is a valuable resource housed in the historic Geology building. It is home to a thesis library, scientifically-important mineral, rock, fossil and meteorite specimens and a modern exhibition area for students and the public, to stimulate and satisfy their interest in Earth science.
Physics workshop
The Physics workshop contains an impressive array of high-precision machinery that has been assembled over many years. They specialise in precision machining, ultra-high vacuum and cryogenic design and fabrication to aid in research within the School.
Plant-growth facility
A well-equipped plant-growth facility on campus includes many glasshouses, a cold room, plant-handling and teaching areas, as well as soil pasteurisation equipment and other resources for research.
Shenton Park Field Station
The 67-hectare Shenton Park Field Station, which is only 15 minutes from campus, has a variety of facilities for both plant and animal biologists, including Australia’s largest aquaculture facility.
SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department.