Geoscience Australia is a prescribed Australian Government agency within the Industry portfolio.
Geoscience Australia applies geoscience to Australia's most important challenges by providing geoscience information, services and capability to the Australian Government, industry and stakeholders.
Geoscience Australia offers a wide variety of scientific, technical, IT and administrative roles.
Our products include almanacs, software and web services providing precise astronomical data.
Information regarding various disciplines and techniques including: geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics and marine surveying.
Geoscience Australia provides Earth observation services, expert advice, and information for decision makers.
Petroleum resources, coal resources, uranium and thorium resources, geothermal energy, renewable energy resources, basin geology, Acreage Release.
Information about Australia's landforms, dimensions and land tenure, plus links to topographic mapping.
Historically, bushfires, floods, earthquakes, landslides and cyclones have caused loss of life and significant damage to property and infrastructure.
Information regarding Australia's coasts and estuaries, seabed mapping and Antarctica.
Information regarding mineral exploration in Australia at national and regional scale, mining and land use, sustainable development of resources, and levels of exploration activity
Geoscience Australia is the national focal point for coordination of geodetic information and data, and maintains a national network of geomagnetic observatories which forms part of a global observatory network.
Geoscience Australia provides information and advice towards the management of Australia's groundwater and surface water resources.
The Education Centre provides curriculum-linked, hands-on activities that keep students captivated, focused and looking for more.
Geoscience Australia supports other science education and awareness programs including the National Youth Science Forum and the Science Experience.
Teaching resources for primary and secondary levels including background information, student activities, full-colour cut-out 3D models and posters.
Earth Science Week 2014 will be held 12-18 October with the international theme 'Earth's connected systems'. Plan and register an activity for this event.
Search Geoscience Australia's extensive catalogue of data, publications, online tools, maps and videos.
Listing of some of Geoscience Australia's most recent releases.
Geoscience Australia maintains a number of online tools to promote the discovery and delivery of data.
Geoscience Australia provides web services for public use that allow access to our data without having to store datasets locally.
General and thematic maps of Australia including outline maps, bathymetric maps, geophysical maps and geological maps.
List of links to Geoscience Australia's 3D models.
Movies and mobile apps produced by Geoscience Australia.
Data standards and symbols and reference databases.
A wide range of spatial information products is available from the Geoscience Australia, from our retailer network or free from our website.
The library provides services to geoscience organisations, universities, research centres, the mining and petroleum industries and the public.
Media Hotline: 1800 882 035
Public events hosted by Geoscience Australia such as Open Day and Top GeoShot and events to which Geoscience Australia contributes, such as Earth Science Week.
Newsletters for a number of different audiences which you can subscribe to.
Highlighting major work for Geoscience Australia.
Marine and Coastal
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea
Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)
Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea (ABLOS)
Australia's submissions in compliance with the deposit obligations pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Technical Aspects on the Law of the Sea (TALOS) [PDF 4.9MB]
Wikipedia article on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Introduction to Law of the Sea (UNB-Canada)
International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) at the University of Durham U.K.
Global Maritime Boundaries Database
Australian Maritime Spatial Information System
SOPAC Maritime Boundary Database
Sea Around Us Project – Exclusive Economic Zones
VLIZ Maritime Boundary Database
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security
US Department of State – Limits in the Seas
FGDC Marine Boundary Working Group
Commonwealth of Australia Legislation
Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973
Seas and Submerged Lands (Territorial Sea Baseline) Proclamation 2006
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act
Australian Hydrographic Service
Information on Commonwealth Fisheries (Australian Fisheries Management Authority)
Territories of Australia (Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government)
Founding Documents – Letters Patent