Geoscience Australia update in response to COVID-19

23 August 2021

** This statement will be updated regularly as circumstances change **

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 ACT Government. From 5pm, 12 August 2021, we will be implementing the following strategies to reduce the impact of COVID-19:

  • Temporary closure of all Geoscience Australia public areas: the Geoscience Australia foyer, Blackstone Cafe, Education Centre and the N.H. (Doc) Fisher Library are temporarily closed, however you can access our online services, including the Library Services and Classroom Resources.
  • Cancelling or postponing travel: Geoscience Australia staff will not be travelling internationally or domestically unless there is a business critical reason to do so, for example to maintain critical infrastructure. All contractors and suppliers engaged by Geoscience Australia are requested to also cease travel unless they are working in a state or territory not identified as a COVID-19 area of concern.
  • Reducing face-to-face meetings: we have temporarily cancelled our public talks and seminars, and all external meetings are now being conducted virtually, 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.