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Our mission

The Harry Butler Institute champions a research space where community, business and biodiversity can co-exist.


All our efforts, from research to implementation, need to serve the community.


Collaboration with the business and industry reaps benefits far beyond what we could achieve alone.


Biodiversity is our most precious resource, and the source of all others. Protecting it is core to all our activities.

New state of the art facility

The Harry Butler Institute is located at Murdoch University’s Perth campus, where we are developing a world-first research and education facility in Western Australia. The Harry Butler Science Centre will be a proactive innovation hub where community, industry and academia collaborate to provide scientific solutions, achieving the coexistence of human development and biodiversity. We are inviting industry partners to help us realise our vision for the Science Centre.

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Excellence in research

Our team draws on decades of academic and industry experience to deliver focused, translational research that addresses some of our most pressing environmental challenges.

Meet our researchers
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Get involved

Help the Harry Butler Institute continue to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. Learn how you can collaborate with us or support our research activities.

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+61 8 9360 2471


90 South St Murdoch WA 6150