Australian Geoscience Council Inc.

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

34th IGC Travel Grant Scheme – 2019 Call for Applications

Applications are now being accepted for our 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme for Early-Career Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists. This scheme provides funds to support travel by Australian and New Zealand geoscientists in the early stages of their careers.

The application deadline is 16 December 2019.

Details on how to apply and previous grants awarded can be found here.


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MEDIA RELEASE: Bipartisan support from the Coalition and Labor will help our resource sector dig deeper for Australia’s secure future


The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) has strongly welcomed commitments from both the Coalition Government and Australian Labor Party to boost support for the exploration of ‘next generation’ hidden mineral deposits in Australia.

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Australian Tertiary Geoscience Education Profile 2017 Released


AGC is pleased to publicly release the Australian Geoscience Tertiary Education Profile 2017. The report summarises data collected in a 15 year longitudinal study of Geoscience departments across Australia, including teaching loads, higher degree completions, staff numbers and other data.

Further information, including links to previous reports, can be found here.

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Two new AGC National Geoscience Champions


On 17 October 2018, during the Australian Geoscience Council Convention in Adelaide, we announced two new National Geoscience Champions. Dr Marita Bradshaw and Emeritus Professor David Groves have joined Roy Woodall AO, our inaugural National Geoscience Champion, as leading Australian Geoscientists recognised for their major contributions to our science, craft and art, as evidenced by their technical, leadership, mentoring and collegial endeavours.

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