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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 7000 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

Recent Activities

Activities and news from the recent past can be accessed here.

Ongoing Activities

  • Engagement with the UNCOVER Initiative, "Searching the Deep Earth: a vision for exploration geoscience in Australia". Links to presentations from the UNCOVER Summit held earlier in 2014 are available here.
  • Support for the National Rock Garden. A Master Plan for the Garden was recently launched and can be downloaded here (17 Mb file).
  • Publication of geoscience education newsletters focused on school programs in geoscience - GeoEdLink
  • Support for the Teacher Earth Science Education Program http://www.tesep.org.au

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