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Location information about Australia's dimensions, landforms and national mapping.
Historically, bushfires, floods, earthquakes 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 and minerals 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.
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Geoscience Australia hosts earth science related programs and events for teachers. These focus on the skills and knowledge needed to teach the earth science subjects within the Australian National Curriculum.
Geoscience Australia supports other science education and awareness programs including the National Youth Science Forum and the Science Experience.
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The Australian Energy Resources Assessment (AERA) 2018 Report.
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General and thematic maps of Australia including outline maps, bathymetric maps, geophysical maps and geological maps.
Interactive Maps is a discovery and exploration view of Geoscience Australia's geospatial services.
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Data standards and symbols and reference databases.
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The National Mineral and Fossil Collection contains over 300,000 mineral, meteorite, fossil, and rock thin section specimens, with around 700 on permanent display in the foyer at Geoscience Australia.
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Geoscience Australia is the government's technical adviser on all aspects of geoscience, and custodian of the geographical and geological data and knowledge of the nation.
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Public events hosted and contributed to by Geoscience Australia.
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Geoscience Australia participates in conferences to share and engage with our stakeholders.
A comprehensive booklet exploring volcanoes. Includes Australian case studies.
Booklet for teachers
Poster entitled 'More Geology of Minecraft'.
National Mineral and Fossil Collection specimens displayed as themed exhibitions and items.
A world map that shows the edges of the major tectonic plates.
A quarterly email newsletter for teachers of science and geography in Australian schools.
Illustrated book on the geological evolution of Australia through the lens of human impacts.
A comprehensive booklet exploring earthquakes. Includes Australian case studies.
A simple to-scale geological timescale.
The height of the land and features of the sea floor including deep trenches.
A comprehensive booklet exploring tsunami. Includes Australian case studies.
Map of Australia showing earthquake locations and size with accompanying information.
Illustrated suite of educational products about earthquake, volcano and tsunami hazard awareness in PNG.
A4 paper model showing tectonic plates, ready to cut out and assemble onto a tennis ball.
A comprehensive booklet exploring landslides. Includes Australian case studies.
Theoretical geological cross section from the ocean through a mountain range to inland plains.
Simple rock cycle: formation and features of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
Seismological report for the year - report of poster map.
Pamphlet on warning signs of impending tsunami and what to do in such an event.
A4 paper model, ready to print, cut out and assemble into a 3D model of a trilobite.
A4 paper model, ready to print, cut out and assemble into a 3D model of a serendipaceratops.
Handy booklet for purchase with instructions on how to use topographic maps.
Poster showing a satellite image of each state. Many show natural hazards.
Black and white booklet focussed on silicate minerals, their structure and properties.
A3 PDF of the magnetic intensity map of Australia.
Activities for primary and secondary students about living and working in Antarctica..
Learn about geological time, radioactive decay curves, fossilisation and dating (b & w).
Information about elevation, water bodies, significant rocks, rivers, islands, waterfalls and deserts.
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History of surface water coverage in Australia.
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JPEG or PDF download of surface geology map of Australia. A3 size.
Outline maps of Australia - black and white. State boundaries and capital cities or coastline only.
A guide to Australian maritime boundaries such as the EEZ and how they are determined.
Four-part wall map (2m x 1.7m), reference maps (1:5 million and 1:10 million), Asia-Pacific region map.
Map of Australia with search engine to find flood risk studies from around the country.
A4 paper model, ready to print, cut out and assemble into a 3D model of a triceratops.
Explore geological time, fossils and rock dating with an Australia focus (black and white).
Reference poster - evolution of life, palaeogeography, sea level, climate change, minerals.
Purity, value and properties of gold (black and white).
A4 paper model, ready to print, cut out and assemble into a 3D model of a pterosaur.
Large JPEG or PDF map file: operating mines 2018 on a generalised surface geology background.
Full colour information and activities about drilling beneath Antarctic ice and the life forms discovered.
Interactive map with detailed information about significant earthquakes in Australia.
Compact colour reference map of Australia showing major cities, roads, rail and topography.
Australia and the Australian people: geography, geological heritage and the people.
Australia in time and space: geology of the continent, flora, fauna and landscapes.
Living Australia: isolation from other large continental masses has shaped flora and fauna.
Out of Gondwana: economic benefits of having been part of Gondwana in the form of fossil fuels.
Old, flat and red: Australia's distinctive landscape, flatness, rivers and regolith.
Living on the edge: The highly diverse costal margin has influenced the patern of settlement in Australia..
Groundwater: water availability for crops, farms and cities is underpinned by the knowledge of geology.
Foundations of wealth: Mineral wealth in Australia and the geological processes that created it.
Sustaining Australia's wealth: geological stability has created bulk commodities in iron ore, bauxite, coal and gas.
Deep heat: geothermal energy could supply Australia's future electrical power needs.
Advance Australia Fair: the opportunities and challenges that Australian geology creates for the future of this nation.
PDF download of the gravity anomaly map of the Australian region (large file).
An A4 page ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D model of the Sydney Basin.
Range of Geoscience Australia's geospatial services/maps. Includes marine, geology, hazards and water.
PDF A3 and A0 version of the radiometric map of Australia.
Paper model of a globe showing tectonic plates, ready to cut out and assemble on a basketball.
Summary of earthquakes in Australia for 2013 including the last decade for comparison.
Detailed video of Geoscience Australia's highly varied work in remote sensing.
Poster comparing the concepts in the computer game Minecraft with science/geology.
A4 paper model, ready to print, cut out and assemble into a 3D model of a nautilus.
A bookmark featuring the geological timescale. Suitable to print on A4 paper.
Geological history of Australia; animated continental drift maps over the last 600 Ma.
Rock factsheets downloadable as PDFs on a range of commodities, mostly metals.
Dimensions of States and Territories, Australia compared to other countries, border lengths.
A comprehensive booklet exploring Australia's Coasts. Includes Australian case studies.
Map of Australia showing large earthquakes over the last 50 years.
Comprehensive teacher notes with student activities.
Animations of tsunami caused by undersea earthquakes, landslides and volcanic eruptions.
Three short videos on groundwater resources in Timor, hydrogeology and vulnerability.
This card is useful for analysis of sediments - size, roundness, sorting.
Satellite image showing burnt land and the fire front during the 2003 Canberra bushfires.
An A4 paper model, ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D shield volcano.
A comprehensive 52 page colour booklet exploring the geological history of Australia.
An A4 paper model, ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D strato volcano.
Introduction to the theory of plate tectonics; includes evidence and student activities (b & w).
Instructions on how to create your own to-scale geological time scale for three distances.
Allows you to calculate the distance between two places in Australia.
Mineral factsheets and information about Australia's identified mineral resources.
Useful information on gold, copper, silver, mineral sands, iron and exploration techniques.
Comprehensive webpages about natural hazards, risk analysis and nuclear monitoring.
Instructions on how to geocache together with spatial activity ideas for the classroom.
A booklet explaining Australia's land and water jurisdictions in plain language.
National bushfire monitoring system showing hotspots for emergency service managers across Australia.
32 page booklet about seismic activity in the ACT region.
An A4 paper model, ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D model of a landslide.
Black and white booklet about fossils, fossilisation and major fossil groups.
Colour brochure about landslide awareness and what to do in unstable areas.
An A4 paper model, ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D model of a moving slump.
Geological time scale, palaeogeographic maps and illustrations of life forms over time.
Map of Australia's land cover. Includes a link to a 3D data viewer.
Satellite image of landcover across Victoria during the 2009 bushfires.
Information on groundwater, the Great Artesian Basin and groundwater resources in Australia.
Video on the future of earth observation data management and analysis e.g. flood studies
The distinctive landform features associated with limestone rock weathering e.g. sinkholes.
Overview of rapid onset hazards in Australia, impact on communities and risk evaluation.
Interactive Quiz using satellite images of Australian capital cities
Click through the images to see what Australia looked like throughout geological time.
Poster featuring satellite image of Antarctica and geological history of the continent.