Review of Australia's space industry capability

Date published:
26 July 2022

The government conducted a review of Australia’s space industry capability. The review led to a report to the government on how grow our space industry.

An Expert Reference Group (ERG), chaired by Dr. Megan Clark AC, conducted the review.

The ERG consulted widely to consider:

  • Australia’s capability and advantages
  • regional and international engagement within the sector
  • space industry sector alignment with other sectors and government priorities

The review found that:

  • Australia’s space industry already employs about 10,000 people and was worth AU$3.9 billion in the 2015–16 financial year
  • Australia has a vibrant community of active small and medium-sized enterprises and world-leading capability in research
  • stakeholders expressed a strong need for an Australian space agency

Space industry capability review

The government received the Report from the Expert Reference Group from the Review on 29 March 2018.

The Minister for Jobs and Innovation announced the Australian Government response to the Review on of Australia’s Space Industry Capability on 14 May 2018.