Space touches virtually every sector of the Australian economy; providing spill over innovation across other sectors including manufacturing, digital technologies, resources and mining, health and agriculture.
The Australian Government recognises the importance that the space sector has for the broader economy and in supporting the growth of high-tech jobs. It is within this context that the Australian Space Agency was formed.
The Australian Space Agency’s purpose is to transform and grow a globally respected space industry to lift the broader economy, inspire and improve the lives of Australians. As Australia’s national space agency, it coordinates civil space matters across government and supports the growth of the Australian space sector.
It is responsible for delivering key space programs that develop national space capability and infrastructure, unlock international space collaboration, and inspire and build a future space workforce. It is also the regulator of Australian space related activities and a facilitator for collaboration across industry, government and academia.
This is all supporting the Australian Space Agency’s goal to triple the size of Australia’s space industry to AU$12 billion and create up to 20,000 new Australian jobs by 2030.