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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 and other Highlights

  • The Australian Geoscience Council and the Australian Academy of Science are very pleased to offer the

34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme for Young Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists.

You can use the link on the menu to find out more or you can click here to view the Application Form.


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.