Fees & Charges

All major instrumentation at Adelaide Microscopy is charged at an hourly rate.

The rate charged will depend on the instrument used and your status within The University of Adelaide.  We encourage users to operate the instruments themselves, however, an Adelaide Microscopy staff member can provide this service for an additional fee (referred to as an 'Operator' charge). Technical advice and assistance is provided free of charge.

A sliding scale subsidy is offered to all government funded research and the charge categories are:

University of Adelaide
Division of Research & Innovation subsidised internal rates apply to University of Adelaide Staff, Students, Visitors and Affiliates (including Adjunct, Clinical and Honorary Appointments), where project grant funding is administered by the University of Adelaide and/or evidence of your University of Adelaide Affiliate status is provided.  To qualify for this rate, a University of Adelaide project code or evidence of your affiliate titleholder status must be provided.

Other Institutions (or Government Organisations)
Associate rates are available to Australian publicly funded researchers and Government organisations.

Corporate & Industry
Commercial entities should contact an Adelaide Microscopy staff member to discuss their microscopy needs.  University of Adelaide Staff or Students who are undertaking microscopy work on behalf of a commercial entity should discuss this with the Instrument Manager prior to commencing the work.

View our 2024 Instrument Fees here.  

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Adelaide Microscopy Reception on 8313 5855 or email.