The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Gross Anatomy Facility (GAF) provides flexible laboratory spaces which can mimic the surgical environment for trainees or surgeons.

Ideally located

Located within UQ’s beautiful St Lucia Campus on the Brisbane River, the GAF is only 15 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.

Queensland’s largest anatomy facility

Recently refurbished, our state-of-the-art anatomy facility offers two large modern anatomy laboratory spaces, suitable for all levels of cadaveric surgical training across all specialties. 

We’re the largest facility in the state, so our laboratories can be easily reconfigured to host large scale international workshops and conferences.

A world class experience

Our laboratories are equipped with high-end audio-visual equipment controlled through touch screen panels. 

We employ specialist laboratory staff to ensure the highest level of service and the success of any workshop.

Our ability to deliver access to both embalmed and un-embalmed cadaveric resources for approved uses also provides significant opportunities for surgical research, training and product development through collaboration and industry engagement.

You’ll also have direct access to Queensland’s largest anatomical prosection and skeletal teaching collection to support your workshop or training needs.

Access the full UQ network

As the largest tertiary institution in Queensland we can facilitate access to a wide range of world class supporting services, equipment and facilities including:

  • 3T and 7T MRI 
  • CT
  • Image intensifiers 
  • Plain x-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Instron Mechanical Testing Device
  • Instrument sterilisation
  • Histology services and equipment 
  • Including training and access to specialised microscopy systems for tissue preparation, slide production and histo-chemical staining.
  • Imaging facilities 
  • Including a multitude of advanced microscopes for live and fixed cell and tissue imaging, as well as 3D image reconstruction and analysis software packages.
  • Small and large animal experimental and surgery facilities
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Multiple tiered and flat floor teaching and meeting spaces


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Enquire now

Contact us today to discuss how we can meet your surgical training, development or research needs. 

Wes Fisk
Manager, Gross Anatomy Facility & Body Donor Program 
T: +61 7 33653854 
M: +61 (0) 429 586 765

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