Accessing the Collections


The collection can be accessed by appointment within working hours, for use by staff and students of The University of Newcastle and welcomes the use of the herbarium by visiting scientists. Contact the herbarium.


The herbarium lends specimens nationally and internationally to registered (Index Herbariorium and Australian Government for exchange of scientific specimens or CITES) scientific institutions for research purposes.

Requests for loans should be made to the Honorary Director, Professor Chris Grof and emailed to The request should be on the institutions letterhead and include details on the specimens being requested. Loans for University staff or students should come from a registered herbarium on their behalf.