Australian SKA Office

We coordinate the Australian Government’s involvement in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.

The Australian SKA Office ensures the SKA project will deliver economic, social and other benefits to the Australian public and research sector.

Partnering with the Wajarri Yamaji 

We partner with the Wajarri Yamaji to construct an SKA telescope on their Country.

The Australian SKA Office, CSIRO and the Western Australian Government negotiated an indigenous land use agreement with the Wajarri Yamaji for the site of the SKA telescope. The telescope will be built at Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory.

Our roles and responsibilities

Australian SKA Coordination Committee

We coordinate Australia’s involvement in the SKA project through the Australian SKA Coordination Committee (ASCC) and Australia’s SKA Observatory (SKAO) Council representatives.

Supplying the SKA project

We support Australian businesses to win work supplying the SKA project.

Science Advisory Committee

We engage with the Australian science community through the Science Advisory Committee on key science issues affecting the project.

SKA Fellowships Programme

We provide opportunities to help design and develop the SKA through the SKA Fellowships Programme.

Australasian SKA Industry Cluster

We engage with Australasian industry through the Australasian SKA Industry Cluster.

Shared Sky exhibition of indigenous artworks

We deliver public awareness activities such as the Shared Sky exhibition of indigenous artworks from remote communities near the SKA sites in Australia and South Africa.