Australian Stratigraphy Commission

What is it?

The Australian Stratigraphy Commission is a standing committee of the Geological Society of Australia charged with overseeing the use of stratigraphic nomenclature in Australia. The main purposes of the Australian Stratigraphy Commission are:

  • To assist geologists with appropriately naming and defining stratigraphic units (including igneous units) by clarifying the implementation of the International Stratigraphic Guide and Australian procedures
  • to develop stratigraphic principles and classification for Australia
  • to contribute to updates of the International Stratigraphic Guide.

State and Territory Subcommittee Contacts

Commission members may be contacted for help or clarification on the use of stratigraphic nomenclature. You may direct your enquiry to the appropriate state or territory convenor, or contact the national convenor for more general enquiries.

National MattersCathy Brown
Convener - National Matters
Australian Stratigraphy Commission
c/- Geoscience Australia
Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive
SYMONSTON ACT 2609
Phone: +61 2 6249 9535
Email: cathy.brown@ga.gov.au or cathyeb@netspeed.com.au
Australian Capital Territory
and External Territories
Christo Marais-van Vuuren
Convener - ACT and External Territories Stratigraphy Subcommission
c/- Geoscience Australia
Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive
SYMONSTON ACT 2609
Phone: +61 2 6249 9783
Email: Christo.MaraisvanVuuren@ga.gov.au
New South Wales

James Ballard
Convener - New South Wales Stratigraphy Subcommission
Geological Survey of New South Wales
516 High Street
MAITLAND NSW 2320
Phone: +61 2 4063 6663
Email: james.ballard@planning.nsw.gov.au

Northern Territory

Tim Munson
Convener - Northern Territory Stratigraphy Subcommission
Northern Territory Geological Survey
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Level3, Paspalis Centrepoint, 48-50 Smith Street,
DARWIN NT 0800
PO Box 4550, DARWIN NT 0801
Phone: +61 8 8999 5130 or 0405 696 977
Email: tim.munson@nt.gov.au

QueenslandPaul Blake
Convener - Queensland Stratigraphy Subcommission
Geological Survey of Queensland
Level 4
1 William Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Email: Paul.Blake@dnrme.qld.gov.au
South AustraliaJarred Lloyd
Convener – South Australia Stratigraphy Subcommission
Room 125A Mawson Building
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005 Australia
Phone: +61 408 542 085
Email: jarred.lloyd@adelaide.edu.au
TasmaniaStephen Forsyth
Convener - Tasmania Stratigraphy Subcommission
55 Malunna Rd
LINDISFARNE, TAS 7015
Phone: +61 3 6243 8952
Email: smforsyth@internode.on.net
VictoriaFons VandenBerg
Custodian - Victoria Stratigraphy Subcommission
Museum Victoria
GPO Box 666
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Email: avandenberg@museum.vic.gov.au
Western AustraliaPeter Haines
Convener - Western Australia Stratigraphy Subcommission
Geology Survey of Western Australia
Mineral House, 100 Plain Street
EAST PERTH WA 6004
Phone: +61 8 9222 3667
Fax: +61 8 9222 3862
Email: peter.haines@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Using the Stratigraphic Units Database

Stratigraphic Nomenclature

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