The heart of space

The Australian Space Agency is the heart of space in Australia, working to advance the country's position in the global space economy. 

We have cooperative partnerships with international space agencies and Australian states and territories that benefit the national space sector. We also broker deals and deliver initiatives to drive investment and global opportunities for Australia in space.

"The Australian Space Agency continues to take its role as the front door for the world to engage with Australia in space very seriously – forging deals and generating opportunities through our convening power and space expertise."

~ Enrico Palermo, Head of the Australian Space Agency

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International partnerships

We are the gateway for the global space industry to engage with Australia in space, fostering strong international partnerships for our national sector.

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States and Territories

Australia is home to a range of unique and world-renowned space capabilities across eight states and territories. 


Latest news from the Australia's space sector

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The Agency and LEGO Australia partner for “The Space Generation"

NEWS • Inspire

24 June 2024

The collaboration will include a meet and greet with Australian astronaut Katherine Bennell-Pegg.

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17th Australian Space Forum Program Released

NEWS • Industry growth

19 June 2024

The first national industry event for Australian Astronaut Katherine Bennell-Pegg since her return home.

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Myriota's payload receives Moon to Mars funding

NEWS • Industry growth

13 June 2024

An Australian-made communications payload is being developed to support IoT services in harsh off-world environments.

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Latest round of Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants

NEWS • Industry growth

4 June 2024

This grant program is designed to strengthen Australia's local space manufacturing industry. Applications are now open and close on Tuesday 16 July 2024.

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Volcanoes on Venus

NEWS • Cultural Space

4 June 2024

Archived data from a 1990s space mission to Venus is helping scientists make new discoveries about recent volcanic activity on the planet.

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New grant program for quantum and space aligned projects

NEWS • Industry growth

31 May 2024

$36 million program aims to enhance communication across key sectors and regional Australia

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Our department recognises the First Peoples of this Nation and their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to the lands, waters, seas, skies, and communities.

We Acknowledge First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Custodians and Lore Keepers of the oldest living culture and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.