Petroleum resources, coal resources, uranium and thorium resources, geothermal energy, renewable energy resources, basin geology, Acreage Release.

Geoscience Australia is involved in the discovery and development of a number of different energy sources both onshore and offshore. Geoscience Australia's work is specifically involved in areas such as geothermal energy, petroleum based energy, uranium and thorium and other less developed forms of potential energy.

Energy basics


Australia is well endowed with an abundance of both fossil and renewable fuels. Our energy resources power our homes, cars and industry, and are a key contributor to Australia's economic prosperity.

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Energy Resources

Discoveries of new energy resources (petroleum, coal, uranium, thorium and geothermal energy) can be assisted by an understanding of structures in geological provinces and basins


Province and Sedimentary Basin Geology

Petroleum, coal, uranium and thorium geology.



Offshore and onshore legislation and related regulations.

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Related Organisations

Includes organisations from the Australian and state governments, universities and research centres, industry bodies and associations.