Strategic Priorities


We apply our diverse professional expertise, our deep and trusted knowledge, our national-scale Earth observation infrastructure and our strong partnerships, to the opportunities and challenges that face our nation. We contribute to:

Building Australia's Resource Wealth
Maximise benefits from Australia's minerals and energy resources, now and into the future.

Ensuring Australia's Community Safety
Australian communities are more resilient to natural hazards.

Securing Australia's Water Resources
Optimise and sustain the use of Australia's water resources.

Managing Australia's Marine Jurisdictions
Maximise benefits from the sustainable use of Australia's marine jurisdiction.

Providing Fundamental Geographic Information
Understand the location and timing of processes, activities and changes across Australia to inform decision-making for both natural and built environments.

Maintaining Geoscience Knowledge and Capability
Maintain an enduring and accessible knowledge base and capability to enable evidence-based policy and decision-making by government, industry and the community. Maximise the value of public sector information by creating opportunities for innovative use and reuse of data.

What are our Values

  • Impartial: Provide impartial evidence based advice and information that is relevant and timely and based on the best available science.
  • Committed to service: Be innovative, behave professionally, operate efficiently and work collaboratively to achieve excellence.
  • Accountable: Take ownership of work and personal actions, and be transparent and accountable.
  • Respectful: Value everyone by showing respect, support, encouragement and inclusiveness.
  • Ethical: Demonstrate leadership, acting with integrity, trust and ethical intent.

History of our achievements

Value to the Nation
Value to the Nation presents Geoscience Australia's long history of achievements which are fundamental to Australia's growth and development.