The UQ Centre for Natural Gas is funded through a membership model, where organisations and individuals can contribute a minimum of $500,000 for five years to fund multi-party (core project) research and educational activities. Opportunities also exist for stakeholders to directly invest in specific research projects.

Current members are Arrow Energy, Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), Santos and The University of Queensland. In addition, there is scope for other stakeholders to provide direct support for an area of research that they believe should be undertaken at the Centre.

In line with other UQ research centres, Centre for Natural Gas researchers are encouraged to apply for additional funding, including through competitive grant rounds. The UQ CNG has previously been successful in attracting significant international and domestic competitive funding, including through the Australian Research Council Linkage Program, the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships and through National Energy Resources Australia.