Online Tools

MARine Sediments Database

The MARine Sediment (MARS) database contains detailed information on seabed sediment characteristics for samples collected from Australia's marine jurisdiction, including the Australian Antarctic Territory. It is an important scientific resource that includes survey and sample information such as locations, water depths and sample descriptions. Data are also provided from quantitative analyses of the sediments, such as grain size, mud, sand, gravel and carbonate concentrations, mineralogy, age determinations, geochemical properties, and physical attributes for down-core samples including bulk density, p-wave velocity, porosity and magnetic susceptibility. Images and graphics are presented, where available. MARS currently holds >40,000 sample and sub-sample records, and approximately 200,000 records describing the characteristics of these samples. New data are being added as they become available. Please contact us at if you wish to contribute marine sediment data to the MARS database.

MinEx CRC National Drilling Initiative Portal

The MinEx CRC National Drilling Initiative (NDI) Portal provides access to drilling data that has been acquired for the NDI as well as legacy drilling data. The portal also provides a series of online tools and advanced 3D visualisation capabilities to maximise the value of the data collected as part of the NDI.

Moonrise and Moonset Times

Compute Moonrise and Moonset Times. To use this facility you need to know the latitude and longitude of the location you want to calculate rise and set times for.

National Geospatial Reference System

The GNSS database contains metadata and data quality statistics for continuous operating GNSS stations in Australia, its Territories and the South Pacific.


The National Map provides easy access to authoritative and other spatial or spatially-enabled data to government, business and the public; facilitates the opening of data by federal, state and local government bodies; and provides an open framework of geospatial data services that supports commercial and community innovation.

Natural Hazard Scenarios (Beta) Portal

The Natural Hazard Scenarios Portal provides tools to discover and download hazard information for Tropical Cyclone Scenarios and Earthquake Scenarios. Geoscience Australia provides natural hazard information to help Australians understand the consequences of hazard events, which contributes to more resilient communities now and in the future. Australia depends on availability of hazard, vulnerability and exposure information, to be better prepared, and to make informed decisions. To be better prepared for the future, we need to reflect on what has happened in the past and use models to develop an understanding of what might be possible in the future. Geoscience Australia has developed national hazard assessments for tropical cyclone, earthquake and tsunami which contain 10 000 years of future events. Each assessment provides a synthetic set of scenarios which can be used by a range of stakeholders to be better prepared for the future and to reduce disaster risk.

Neotectonic Features Database

The Neotectonic Featues database contains information on faults, folds and other features within Australia that are believed to relate to large earthquakes during the Neotectonic Era (i.e. the past 5-10 million years). The neotectonic feature mapping tool allows you to: * search and explore Australian neotectonic features * create a report for a feature of interest * download feature data and geometries as a csv file or kml file * advise Geoscience Australia if you have any feedback, or wish to propose a new feature.

Petroleum Wells

This application provides access to Geoscience Australia's Oracle petroleum wells databases. Data themes include header data, biostratigraphy, organic geochemistry, reservoir and facies, stratigraphy, velocity and directional surveys. Data is included for offshore and onshore regions. Scientific data entry is generally only conducted for offshore wells. Onshore data is generally acquired from state geological surveys.

Place Name Search

Place Name Search allows the user to search for locations of places in Australia.

Recent Earthquakes

Recent Earthquakes in Australia, the region and the world.

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