Earth sciences for Australia’s future
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Floodwater cuts through dry Channel Country
The channels are always changing on the way to Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre in South Australia where recent heavy rains have seen flood plains filled in central Australia.
Unlocking insights on Australia’s people and economy
Explore location data on Australia's population and economy from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the Digital Atlas.
Caring for Country: Geoscience Australia strengthens ties with First Nations rangers
First Nations’ peoples hold the original knowledge of our land and sea. By linking their Caring for Country activities with Geoscience Australia’s Earth science data and knowledge, we can work together to achieve better outcomes to create a holistic view of our nation.
New satellite dish puts Australia in prime position
A ceremony today at Uralla in regional New South Wales marked the completion of the construction of the first of four satellite dishes being delivered under the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN) program.
New scientific drilling results suggest potential major mineral prospectivity in western NSW regions
New results from a far-western New South Wales stratigraphic drilling campaign, conducted between March and June 2023, have shown the region’s potential to host new mineral resources, including gold, copper and nickel, as well as the critical minerals vital for Australia’s low emissions future.
Our position on the globe is essential to everyday life. Positioning allows us to locate ourselves in the world and get to where we want to go. Satellite positioning technologies have enabled the precise navigation and positioning we rely on at the touch of a button, from smartphones to autonomous vehicles.
Geoscience Australia is bringing the benefits of space-based technology down to earth, through our precise positioning capability. Our vision is to help Australia prosper by fostering a world-leading positioning capability accessible to all Australians.
Exploring for the Future
Australia has a rich history in the exploration and development of resources. Discovery of new minerals, energy and groundwater resources, and improving management of our precious groundwater, is vital to supporting our communities, creating jobs and transitioning Australia to a low carbon future.
- A national program of Geoscience Australia
- Growing our understanding of Australia's geology
- Established in 2016