The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) is leading research in sustainable energy production and use to benefit the community, the economy, and industry.

Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources


NIER is located on a 3.8 hectare site and includes extensive mineral, chemical and related technical laboratories, offices and five industrial-scale pilot plant workshops. Building capacity enables a significant increase in applied research facilities and training activities, and access to industrial scale facilities will ensure students graduate with industry-relevant experience. When fully operational, the NIER research precinct will support some 300 researchers in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities unrivalled in Australia.

To arrange a tour of NIER call +61 2 4033 9000 or email