New Affiliate Partnership Deal Inked to Advance Robotics in Australia

A strategic partnership between Robotics Australia and the Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct (AARP) has been finalised to advance robotics and automation in Australia.

The partnership will create significant opportunities for Robotics Australia Group and the AARP to build a sustainable and vibrant robotics and automation innovation ecosystem, advancing this emerging sector in Australia.

Robotics Australia Group CEO, Nicci Rossouw said, “This partnership provides a great opportunity to support a strategic vision for Robotics in Australia. Access to a state-of-the-art shared test, research, development, and training facility is critical for a broad base of innovators, industry, educators and students in Australia and beyond.”

“We believe the strengths of both organisations can create a powerful synergy that will bring mutual benefits and new value to our members and communities”, continued Ms Rossouw.

AARP National Lead, Tamryn Barker said, “We look forward to helping drive research, development, and innovation to support the growth of enterprises and autonomous technologies in resources, energy and renewables as well as linking to other key sectors such as defence, space, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and education.”

“As the peak body for robotics in Australia, Robotics Australia Group is doing significant work to grow a sustainable and internationally recognised robotics industry. Securing this partnership further cements the AARP as a leading robotics and testing facility and allows us to proactively engage and collaborate with innovators from multiple sectors”, said Ms Barker.  

Under the partnership, Robotics Australia Group members will now get access to discounted test bed facilities at the AARP, fostering the development of robotics technology particularly in the Start Up and SME sectors.

Fostering cross sector collaboration and connection, the AARP and Robotics Australia Group will drive cross-sector activity through webinars, events and networking opportunities and conference participation.


Strategically located 35 km north of the Perth CBD in Western Australia, the 51-hectare Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct (AARP) was purpose-built for testing, research and development, and training - in autonomous, remote operations, and robotic systems and equipment.

The AARP provides local, national, and global companies with a unique testing and development environment that is unparalleled in Australia, and one of the biggest facilities of its kind in the world.