Geoscience Australia is a prescribed agency within the Industry portfolio of the Australian Government. Our Minister is The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP and our Parliamentary Secretary is the Hon Bob Baldwin MP.
Geoscience Australia is Australia's national geoscience agency and exists to apply geoscience to Australia's most important challenges. Geoscience Australia provides geoscientific advice and information to the Australian Government to support it to deliver its priorities. We also provide geoscientific information to industry and other stakeholders where it supports achievement of Australian Government objectives.