Australia’s ongoing social, environmental and economic well-being depends on the continued and cost effective access to satellite data.
Australia’s Satellite Utilisation Policy sets out priorities for Australia’s use of space and space-related technologies. It includes strategies that enable the Government to meet its national priorities through its involvement in space and to ensure Australia meets its future space-related education and innovation needs.
The department is the central point of contact and coordination for the Government’s involvement in national and international civil space activities and chairs the Australian Government Space Coordination Committee. The Committee was established to coordinate and prioritise the Commonwealth’s involvement in civil space activities.
The department also administers legislative arrangements for Australian civil space activities to ensure that these activities do not jeopardise public safety, property, the environment, Australia’s national security, foreign policy or other international obligations.
Civil Space and ICT Policy Section, Department of Industry and Science
GPO Box 9839
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Phone: +61 2 6276 1166