Welcome to the Australian Frozen Zoo

The Australian Frozen Zoo (AFZ) applies scientific expertise and technology to assist the conservation and breeding of Australian animals.  The AFZ assists traditional conservation programs by offering scientific innovations to ensure endangered species are not lost forever.

Our mission is to preserve living cells and genetic material of threatened and endangered Australian native animals for future research and breeding programs, and to become a hub for scientific research into the reproductive biology, ecology and genetics of Australian fauna.

The AFZ concentrates on conservation and recovery of native species, but we also provide facility to capture and cryogenically preserve living cells and genetic material of rare and exotic animals on behalf of Australian Zoos, conservation organizations and universities; domesticated species used for specialized medical or veterinary research; and of commercially valuable aquatic and terrestrial animal stocks on behalf of industry and government departments for biosecurity, future research and breeding programs.