Visiting the Herbarium
- Future Students
- Current Students
- Research and Teaching
- Partners and Community
- About JCU
- Advanced Analytical Centre
- Applying to JCU
- Australian Lions Stinger Research
Australian Tropical Herbarium
- About the Herbarium
Research and Programs
- Theme 1 – Tropical Biodiversity Science
- Theme 2 – Education, Knowledge Capture and Translation, Expert Advice
- Theme 3 –Biodiversity in a Changing World
- Theme 4 – Economic Botany
- Theme 5 – Tropical Biosecurity
- Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre (TIEC)
- Online Keys to Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
- Plant Identification Workshops
- Public Reference Collection
- Herbarium Staff
- Association of Australian University Secretaries
- Australian Quantum & Classical Transport Physics Group
- Careers and Employability
- College of Healthcare Sciences
- College of Medicine and Dentistry
- Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
- Indigenous Education and Research Centre
- International Students
- JCU Eduquarium
- JCU Halls of Residence
- Language and Culture Research Centre
- Marine Geophysics Laboratory
- Open Day
- Parents and Partners
- Pathways to University
- Planning and Performance
- Professional Experience Placement
- Rapid Assessment Unit
- JCU Connect
- Safety and Wellbeing
- Scholarships @ JCU
- Tropical Sustainable Design Case Studies
- VAVS Home
- Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine
Visitors to the Australian Tropical Herbarium
Visitors wishing to use the herbarium collection, rather than the Public Reference Collections, should make prior arrangements with the curator Frank Zich (phone (07) 4059 5014) or the Director, Darren Crayn (phone (07) 4232 1859).
The Herbarium is open Monday to Friday, except public holidays. Working hours are 8:30am to 5:00 pm. Please sign in on arrival at reception.
Specimens and documents belonging to the visitor which are required for study must be frozen for 7 days before they will be allowed into the collection room. The freezing process eliminates the risk of introducing insect pests into the herbarium. Please contact the curator before your visit to arrange sending materials for freezing. Freezing is not required for specimens studied in the Public Reference Collection room only.
No specimens or books belonging to the Australian Tropical Herbarium may be taken from the herbarium without prior approval.
Visitors are required to follow procedures for the handling of herbarium specimens during their visit. This information will be provided upon arrival.
Visitors to Australia will require collecting permits in all States. The Australian Tropical Herbarium will not organise permits and visitors requiring collecting permits should visit the website of the relevant State regulatory agencies.
Visitors intending to export specimens from Australia are required to follow Australia's export regulations for biological specimens. Export of all specimens of native Australian plants including cryptogams must be covered by a CITES export permit or registration for facilitated exchange between scientific institutions. With prior agreement the Australian Tropical Herbarium may assist with the export of specimens to registered institutions.