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The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) is the Peak Council of geoscientists in Australia. It represents eight major Australian geoscientific societies with a total  membership of over 8000 individuals comprising industry, government and academic professionals in the fields of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, mineral and petroleum exploration, environmental geoscience, hydrogeology and geological hazards.

Our objective is to:

  • Provide expert apolitical advice to governments on matters involving the geosciences and their application;
  • Promote the development of scientifically sound policies for effective geoscience education and research; and
  • Provide the Australian public with a greater appreciation of the economic, environmental and cultural values of the geosciences


Earth Science Week 2016 (9-15 October)

*** Media release: searching for Australia's next generation of hidden mineral deposits ***

Rocks and their riches surround us. This Earth Science Week, we asked Australians to snap a picture of a rock near them and to share via #OzRockStocktake. Read the media release here.

This photographic census of Australian geology is ongoing. Simple steps to get involved:

  • Take a pic of your favourite rock, outcrop, mountain or other geological feature / site
  • Post it with the hashtag #OzRockStocktake on Twitter and/or Facebook
  • Search for #OzRockStocktake on social media (be sure to select ‘All’ or ‘Live’ tweets or posts)

We encourage everyone to get involved in this ultimate Aussie rock tour and geological census, whether it be posting a photo online or even just visiting the #OzRockStocktake pages to see what’s there.

Review other Australian 2016 Earth Science Week events here.


Recent Activities and other Highlights

Other activities and news from the recent past can be accessed here.

Ongoing Activities

Details of many of these activities are given under the menu items adjacent.