The Australian Antarctic Division leads Australia's Antarctic Program. As a division of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, it conducts antarctic research, protects the Antarctic environment and maintains the Antarctic Treaty System.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) provides advice to the Government on research funding and research policy, and promotes the conduct of research and research training of the highest quality for the benefit of the Australian community. The Council has a special responsibility for basic research, research in the higher education sector and research training.
The 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) led by Douglas Mawson was the first Australian-led Antarctic expedition. From 2011, Australia celebrates the centenary of this expedition, and 100 years of Australian Antarctic expeditions. Website contains links to events and information about the centenary.
The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program provides funding to build critical mass in research ventures. CRCs are incorporated or unincorporated organisations formed through collaborative partnerships between publicly funded researchers and end users. CRCs must comprise at least one Australian end-user (either from the private, public or community sector) and one Australian higher education institution (or research institute affiliated with a university).
Discover one of the world's largest and most diverse scientific, industrial research organisations. Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is a world-class research organisation supporting Australia's industry needs.
Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Publications Online Repository contains two collections: DSTO Formal Reports published since 1995, including Research Reports, Technical Reports, Technical Notes, General Documents and the former Client Report series. Please note that only reports that can be announced and released to the public are listed here; DSTO External Publications including papers published by DSTO staff in public domain journals or conference proceedings.
Known to be one of the windiest regions in the world, Cape Denison and the iconic Mawson’s Huts are located in the Southern Ocean, about 4000km south of mainland Australia. The home of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911–1914.
Research infrastructure enables Australian researchers to deliver lasting returns to the Australian community.