Terms of Reference
The Forum is chaired by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
The primary role of the Australian Government Space Forum is information sharing on space-related policies, programs and activities of Australian Government agencies.
In performing this role, the Forum will:
- exchange, and coordinate the dissemination of, information about Australian Government space-related space policies, programs and activities
- identify issues that would benefit from a collaborative approach amongst Australian Government agencies
- be an initial point of contact for domestic and international queries about Australian Government space activities
- be a source of expertise or referral on space related matters upon which government agencies can draw as required.
The Forum is consultative, has no executive authority and does not supplant the space policy and program development and delivery authority vested in individual Australian Government agencies.
While the Forum provides a mechanism for enhancing information exchange and communication of space activities and policies, all agencies are encouraged to maintain dialogue and exchange of information with other relevant agencies and stakeholders.
The Forum meets twice a year, or more often if needed. The functions and activities of the Forum do not attract dedicated funding and each agency bears the cost of its participation.
Membership is voluntary. Representatives are invited at the Senior Executive Service level, or their delegates, from each of the Australian Government agencies having an interest in space related activity.
Participants from other government or non-government organisations may be invited to participate in meetings from time to time, where their specific activities may be of interest to the Forum, or their attendance relevant to matters being considered by the Forum.
If you have a domestic or international query about Australian Government space activities, please contact the Space Policy Unit.