Located in the thriving Biosciences Precinct of The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, the UQ Biological Resources (UQBR) Aquarium is a collection of aquatic facilities operating centrally to support aquatic research throughout UQ. 


The UQBR Aquatics division stemmed from the cessation of the NHMRC’s Australian Zebrafish Phenomics Facility Enabling Grant (AZPF) to ensure UQ researchers received the continued support and infrastructure associated with research using aquatic model organisms. UQBR|Aquatics supports a diverse range of fields from developmental genetics and human disease to physiology and environmental toxicology. 

Supported models

UQBR Aquatics was founded in 2012 and is currently responsible for the husbandry and welfare of the following aquatic models:


  • Zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio)
  • African Clawed-Frogs (Xenopus laevis & Xenopus borealis


  • Cone snails

If you work with an aquatic model, and would like to explore the option of centralised support, please contact the UQBR - Aquatics Manager.

Aquatic Manager email