The Centre commenced operation in 1992 and was officially opened in 1993. Following the construction of new facilities, Stage Two was opened in 2000.
QCAT is a world class research and development precinct recognised for the excellence of its contribution to the mining, energy and manufacturing industries. Our mission is to generate products and processes of high value to Australia’s mineral, energy resources, and manufacturing industries with particular focus on those resources and industries located in Queensland. Today, QCAT is home to over 400 researchers.