Our Facilities

The Geoscience Australia building is a purpose built geoscientific research facility situated in the Canberra suburb of Symonston.

The site consists of two buildings. The main building provides for:

  • general office, open plan and layout space
  • laboratories (including geochronology, hydrogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, inorganic geochemistry, paleontology and sedimentology)
  • public access to the foyer and reception, where you can see a superb collection of world-class minerals, rocks, fossils, geoscience maps and historical equipment (opening hours 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays)
  • Offshore Acreage Release Data Room
  • Library
  • Sales Centre
  • Education Centre
  • Café Rocco.
The support building includes:
  • special purpose storage facilities for a vast collection of scientific data, rock, mineral and core samples
  • workshops supporting field activities
  • cool rooms
  • mineral separation facilities and
  • rock crushing activities.