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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

Click here to read an important message to all Geoscientists about the AGCC 2018 from the President of the AGC.


The AGC Convention is coming in 2018!



Click on the logo above to go to the AGCC 2018 website.

Read the latest media release announcing Geoscience Australia as the Patron Sponsor of AGCC 2018

Read the Second Circular for AGCC 2018

Read the First Circular for AGCC 2018

or read more here about AGCC 2018 to be held in Adelaide.



International Day of Women and Girls in Science was held on 11th February 2018



Earth Science Western Australia livestreamed an event on Monday 12th February celebrating Outstanding Women in Science.

Go to the event page on ESWA website to find out more about the event.



News about 34th IGC Travel Grants

Research conducted by Dr Teresa Ubide, a lecturer in Igneous Petrology/Volcanology at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, supported by the 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme for Early-Career Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists, has been recently published online by Nature.

See the article at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02274-w

Applications for the AGC/AAS 34th IGC Travel Grants Scheme now closed

Submissions for a 34th IGC Travel Grant for Early-Career Geoscientists Closed on 15th November. View the details here.

Read the media release



Call for Nominations for National Geoscience Champion

Do you know a geoscientist who deserves recognition for their achievements and contributions to geoscience?  Nominate them to be the next National Geoscience Champion.

Click here to find out more.

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.

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