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New offshore areas released for petroleum exploration in 2017

15 May 2017

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan has announced the latest offshore petroleum exploration areas at the 2017 APPEA Conference in Perth.

New funding announced for Digital Earth Australia

10 May 2017

Geoscience Australia welcomes the release of Budget 2017-18 by the Treasurer, which includes $15.3 million in new funding to establish the Digital Earth Australia over the next two years.

New CEO for Geoscience Australia

08 May 2017

We are pleased to announce Dr James Johnson as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geoscience Australia. 

Coming in from the cold - three successful Antarctic surveys return home

11 April 2017

Geoscience Australia's Antarctic Geoscience program has completed three highly successful Antarctic surveys during the 2016-17 field season. Marine geoscience and geophysical data acquisition surveys help us to learn about these precious environments.

The LINK to spatially located data is here

05 April 2017

The launch of ANZLIC's new Location INformation Knowledge (LINK) Platform delivers an exciting new era of open access to essential spatial datasets across all levels of Australian government. 

Key partners meet to progress SBAS test-bed project

22 March 2017

Geoscience Australia and the key partners of the Satellite-Based Augmented System (SBAS) test-bed project have met in Canberra to review the project plan and schedule of the project.

Working together to improve understanding of Australia's earthquake hazard

20 March 2017

Geoscience Australia has welcomed experts from across Australia and New Zealand for a workshop to share their knowledge and perspectives on seismic hazard in Australia.

Easier access to groundwater dataset provides a well of information

10 March 2017

Geoscience Australia has collaborated with the Bureau of Meteorology to make its groundwater hydrochemistry data available via the web-based mapping portal Australian Groundwater Explorer.

Australia continues to rank highly for mineral exploration

03 March 2017

Australia continues to rank as the most attractive region in the world for mineral exploration investment, when both policy and mineral potential are considered, according to the 2016 Annual Survey of Mining Companies report released this week by the Canadian based Fraser Institute.

Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 available for testing

02 March 2017

The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ISCM) has released information to aid in the uptake of the Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 (GDA2020).


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