Applying geoscience to Australia’s most important challenges
We apply our diverse professional expertise to the opportunities and challenges that face our nation.
A range of documents govern our operations and provide information about our projects and initiatives.
Our People and Careers
Our strength lies in our people and our diversity in backgrounds. Geoscience Australia offers a variety of scientific, technical, IT and administrative roles.
Geoscience Australia’s management structure.
Projects and activities currently undertaken by Geoscience Australia as part of the work program.
Geoscience Australia participates in cooperative projects at all levels of government and industry.
Geoscience Australia’s history, dating from 1946.
Visiting Geoscience Australia
Services and facilities offered by Geoscience Australia.
Our products include almanacs, software and web services providing precise astronomical data.
Disciplines and Techniques
Information regarding various disciplines and techniques including: geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics and marine surveying.
Earth Observation from Space
Geoscience Australia provides Earth observation services, expert advice, and information for decision makers.
Petroleum resources, coal resources, uranium and thorium resources, geothermal energy, renewable energy resources, basin geology, Acreage Release.
National Location Information
Location information about Australia’s dimensions, landforms and national mapping.
Historically, bushfires, floods, earthquakes, landslides and cyclones have caused loss of life and significant damage to property and infrastructure.
Marine and Coastal
Information regarding Australia’s coasts and estuaries, seabed mapping and Antarctica.
Information regarding mineral exploration in Australia at national and regional scale, mining and land use, sustainable development of resources, and levels of exploration activity
Positioning and Navigation
Geoscience Australia is the national focal point for coordination of geodetic information and data, and maintains a national network of geomagnetic observatories which forms part of a global observatory network.
Geoscience Australia provides information and advice towards the management of Australia’s groundwater and surface water resources.
The Education Centre provides curriculum-linked, hands-on activities that keep students captivated, focused and looking for more.
Geoscience Australia hosts earth science related programs and events for teachers. These focus on the skills and knowledge needed to teach the earth science subjects within the Australian National Curriculum.
Geoscience Australia supports other science education and awareness programs including the National Youth Science Forum and the Science Experience.
Teaching resources for primary and secondary levels including background information, student activities, full-colour cut-out 3D models and posters.
Search Geoscience Australia’s extensive catalogue of data, publications, online tools, maps and videos.
Listing of some of Geoscience Australia’s most recent releases.
Geoscience Australia maintains a number of online tools to promote the discovery and delivery of data.
The Australian Energy Resources Assessment (AERA) Interim Report.
Geoscience Australia provides web services for public use that allow access to our data without having to store datasets locally.
Maps of Australia
General and thematic maps of Australia including outline maps, bathymetric maps, geophysical maps and geological maps.
Interactive Maps is a discovery and exploration view of Geoscience Australia’s geospatial services.
Interactive 3D Models
List of links to Geoscience Australia’s 3D models.
Movies and mobile apps produced by Geoscience Australia.
Data standards and symbols and reference databases.
A wide range of spatial information products is available from the Geoscience Australia, from our retailer network or free from our website.
N H (Doc) Fisher Geoscience Library
The library provides services to geoscience organisations, universities, research centres, the mining and petroleum industries and the public.
Geoscientific Datasets and Reports
Geoscience Australia is the government’s technical adviser on all aspects of geoscience, and custodian of the geographical and geological data and knowledge of the nation.
Media Hotline: 1800 882 035
Public events hosted and contributed to by Geoscience Australia.
Newsletters for a number of different audiences which you can subscribe to:
Highlighting major work for Geoscience Australia.
Geoscience Australia participates in conferences to share and engage with our stakeholders.