Review of Australia's Space Industry Capability

The government conducted a review of Australia’s space industry capability. The review led to a report to the government on how grow our space industry.

An Expert Reference Group (ERG), chaired by Dr. Megan Clark AC, conducted the review.

The ERG consulted widely to consider:

  • Australia’s capability and advantages
  • regional and international engagement within the sector
  • space industry sector alignment with other sectors and government priorities

The review found that:

  • Australia’s space industry already employs about 10,000 people and was worth $(AUD)3.9 billion in the 2015–16 financial year
  • Australia has a vibrant community of active small and medium-sized enterprises and world-leading capability in research
  • stakeholders expressed a strong need for an Australian space agency

Space industry capability review

The government received the Report from the Expert Reference Group from the Review [PDF 3.2MB] | [DOCX 8.5MB] on 29 March 2018.

The Minister for Jobs and Innovation announced the Australian Government response to the Review on of Australia’s Space Industry Capability [PDF 339.4KB] | [DOCX 1.9MB] on 14 May 2018.

Reports to support the review

The department commissioned 3 reports to support the review and the work of the ERG:

Australian Space Industry Capability: A Review [PDF 1.4MB] | [DOCX 1.5MB]

Global Space Industry Dynamics: Research Paper [PDF 1.3MB] | [DOCX 660KB]

Global Space Strategies and Best Practices: Research Paper [PDF 673.1KB] | [DOCX 472KB]

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