Geoscience Australia update in response to COVID-19

26 March 2020

The Australian Government is seeking to minimise the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the health of Australians, the health system and the economy.

Geoscience Australia is following the advice of the Government and implementing the following strategies to reduce the impact of COVID-19:

  • Temporary closure of all Geoscience Australia public areas: the Geoscience Australia foyer, Education Centre and the N.H. (Doc) Fisher Library facilities are temporarily closed, however you can still access our online services, including the Library Services and Classroom Resources.
  • Temporarily suspending field work: all field work activities have been temporarily suspended, and will be rescheduled to a later date. We will resume field activities when restrictions have been eased and it is safe to do so. This will be in line with the national three-step plan and with relevant state and territory guidelines.
  • Cancelling or postponing travel: Geoscience Australia staff will not be travelling internationally or domestically. All contractors and suppliers engaged by Geoscience Australia are requested to also cease travel.
  • Reducing face-to-face meetings: where possible we are conducting our public talks and seminars, and external meetings virtually.

We will revise our response plan as required and will take additional steps if advised by the Australian Government.

We acknowledge these changes may impact some of our partners and stakeholders. We are working closely with them to find alternative solutions where possible.

All of our services continue to operate and we’re committed to providing these to the public through our online resources. Please contact us if you cannot access services online.