We support the development and adoption of quantum technologies in Australia.

Quantum technology has the potential to dramatically improve computing power and communications. It could revolutionise the way we live, work and interact with the world around us.

Quantum technology could unlock improvements in:

  • advanced medical research and imaging
  • satellite navigation
  • weather modelling
  • disaster response management.

The Australian Government has identified quantum as a critical technology in the national interest.

Australia's National Quantum Strategy

The National Quantum Strategy will help grow Australia’s quantum industry and ensure it achieves its economic and social potential.

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, led development of the strategy. This included extensive consultation with the National Quantum Advisory Committee, the Australian quantum industry and the public.

Collaborate with Australia on quantum

We are a member of the Entanglement Exchange, a multinational initiative connecting quantum students, researchers and professionals with international exchange opportunities. 

International collaboration advances Australia’s capability and builds a strong global quantum ecosystem.

International postdoctoral and fellowship opportunities

CSIRO’s Data61 PhD scholarships

Opportunities for postgraduate students with demonstrated academic and research excellence to work on digital and data solutions with impact.

CSIRO Early Research Career Postdoctoral and Engineering Fellowships

Opportunities for PhD and engineering master graduates to gain experience in world class laboratories and research teams.

Visas for studying, training and innovating in Australia

Studying and training visas

Find visas that allow you to study or take part in workplace-based training.

Visas for innovation

Participate in Australia’s global talent programs.

Partnering internationally on quantum

We are forming international partnerships with like-minded countries to:

  • share quantum skills, ideas and resources
  • help Australian quantum businesses access new markets.

Joint Statement of the United States of America and Australia on Cooperation in Quantum Science and Technology

The statement aims to enhance each country’s quantum industry capabilities.

Joint Statement of the United Kingdom and Australia on Cooperation in Quantum Technologies

Australia and the United Kingdom signed a joint statement to cooperate on quantum technology innovation and commercialisation.

Quantum news

Abstract image representing quantum

Help create Australia’s Centre for Quantum Growth

$18.5 million in grant funding is available to help grow Australia’s quantum industry. Applications close 24 January 2024.
Minister for Industry and Science signing the statement with the UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology

Australia and the UK strengthen cooperation on quantum

The 2 countries have signed a new joint statement on cooperation in quantum technologies.
Ritika Bazzad at work in the lab

PhD scholarship opportunities for Australian graduates in quantum

The Next Generation Quantum Graduates Program is supporting students to develop cutting-edge skills through a PhD. Applications open until 9 October.