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Space technology and services benefit all Australians. Space helps farmers monitor the health of their crops, marine pilots guide cruise liners, and emergency workers track the progress of bushfires.

The Australian Space Agency is working to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry. This will:

  • lift the broader economy
  • inspire and improve the lives of Australians
  • be underpinned by strong international and national engagement

Australia’s Civil Space Strategy

The Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy provides a 10-year plan to secure the future of Australia’s space sector.

Our role in growing the space sector

The Agency is responsible for whole-of-government coordination of civil space matters. It is the primary source of advice to the government on civil space policy. This involves:

  • providing national policy and strategic advice on the civil space sector
  • coordinating Australia’s domestic civil space sector activities
  • supporting the growth of Australia’s space industry and the use of space across the broader economy
  • leading international civil space engagement
  • administering space activities legislation and delivering on our international obligations
  • inspiring the Australian community and the next generation of space entrepreneurs

Industry programs and funding

We administer programs to help Australian businesses win a greater share of the global space market.

Operations and activities

The Agency is responsible for:

Learn about our structure and governance.

Established in July 2018 after a review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability, the Agency has $73.2 million in funding.

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    Last updated: 19 February 2020

    Content ID: 43256