Skip links and keyboard navigation

Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

Queensland science capability directory

Back to directory

Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)

Researcher operating an experimental mineral processing plant

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

QCAT is focused on providing the highest standard science, engineering and innovation to the Australian mining, exploration, minerals processing, and manufacturing industries, with particular focus on those resources and industries located in Queensland.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Low emissions technologies
  • Autonomous systems
  • Advanced mineral processing
  • Sensor networks
  • Coal mining

Facilities and major equipment

  • Research laboratories
  • Multiple scaled demonstration units

Number of research staff

300–500 research staff


1 Technology Court, Pullenvale, 4069

Achievements of the centre

  • Zebedee - Handheld laser scanner that creates 3D maps of difficult environments
  • VAMCAT - Ventilation Air Methane Catalytic Turbine (VAMCAT) technology creates electricity from an otherwise explosive waste product

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government – Partner
  • Part of national organisation – Government

Help us improve this directory by taking a short survey. Take the survey (new window)

Register your centre

Register your centre to be listed in this directory.

Last updated:
19 June 2019