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Opportunity to explore the wonders of geoscience

18 August 2015

The opportunity to mix with Australia's top geoscientists, learn how a dancing robot helps your GPS, or find out how earthquakes are detected will be on offer this coming weekend at Geoscience Australia's 2015 Open Day.

New vision for Australian marine science

12 August 2015

Geoscience Australia welcomes the release of the National Marine Science Plan launched by Minister for Science Ian Macfarlane at Parliament House in Canberra on 11 August 2015.

Upgraded bushfire monitoring capability to keep communities safer

11 August 2015

A new and improved bushfire monitoring system will be in place for the 2016 disaster season, transforming an existing delayed monitoring service into a more responsive emergency management tool for firefighters.

Location map showing three magnitude 5 earthquakes and numerous smaller earthquakes that occurred  between 30 July and 1 August 2015 east of Fraser Island, Queensland

String of large earthquakes shakes Queensland's east coast

02 August 2015

For the second time in a matter of days residents along some of Queensland's most popular tourist destinations have been shaken by earthquakes.

Queensland's Sunshine Coast feels largest earthquake in nearly a century

30 July 2015

Residents on the Queensland east coast started their day in unusual circumstances this morning when an offshore earthquake shook areas from the south Gold Coast all the way to Gladstone.

Count-down to Geoscience Australia's 2015 Open Day

24 July 2015

The count-down is on to Geoscience Australia's annual Open Day on Sunday 23 August 2015, when we invite the community along to see, learn and explore the exciting and diverse range of work carried out by Australia's national geoscience agency.

Ministers launch new roadmap for Australian minerals industry

22 July 2015

The Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane, together with the Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Marmion, has launched a new roadmap for the Australian minerals industry.

Catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Geoscience Australia

20 July 2015

Geoscience Australia will be offering four behind-the-scene tours of our building and collections during National Science Week. Join one of these exclusive tours and wonder no more what's behind our doors.


Australian earthquakes explained

03 July 2015

When it comes to earthquakes, living in Australia is much safer than other parts of the world, as Australia is well away from tectonic plate boundaries where large earthquakes occur more frequently.

Network measures Earth movements with increased accuracy

30 June 2015

A new state-of-the-art geodetic network installed in the Surat Basin, Queensland can now measure movement of the Earth's surface more accurately, and as a consequence is helping to build understanding of precious resources within the Earth's crust.


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