A small suite of imaging and spectroscopic instrumentation is available for use with the RSAA research telescopes. The RSAA Time Assignment Committee (TAC) meets quarterly to consider applications for use of RSAA telescopes and instruments from astronomers at institutions around Australia.
Astronomers at RSAA also have access to telescopes around the world through the RSAA and Australia's research partnerships and time-sharing agreements. These include the Gemini Observatory's twin 8m telescopes, the 10m Keck telescopes and 8.2m Subaru telescope in Hawaii (through a time-exchange agreement with Gemini), and the Magellan 6.5m telescopes in Chile. See the Australian Gemini Office website for more information.