The University of Queensland (UQ) was a founding institution of the Special Research Centre for Quantum Computing Technology established in 2000, and the subsequent ARC Centres of Excellence scheme funded from 2003. Based at the St Lucia Campus, the node hosts two Program Managers – Centre Executive Professor Tim Ralph and Dr Austin Lund.

Prof. Ralph leads the Quantum Communication Theory Program and Dr Austin Lund is the Work Package Leader for Protocol Development Work Package and Program Manager for the Optical Quantum Computing Theory Program.