Review of Australia's Space Industry Capability

Closes 29 Aug 2017

Opened 3 Aug 2017


Key dates

  • Consultation commenced 3 August 2017
  • Written submissions closing date extended to 29 August 2017
  • Roundtable meetings in August-September 2017 – register by 29 August 2017.

The review

On 13 July 2017, the Australian Government announced a review of Australia’s space industry capability to enable our nation to capitalise on the increasing opportunities within the global space industry sector. The review is led by an Expert Reference Group (ERG) chaired by former CSIRO chief executive Dr Megan Clark AC.

The ERG has prepared an issues paper to provide a starting point for discussion:

Further information on the review can be found at:

The consultation process

Written submissions

*Closing date for written submissions extended to 29 August 2017*

The call for written submissions opened with the release of issues paper on 3 August 2017. The opportunity to make written submissions will close on 29 August 2017. Written submissions should address the consultation questions contained in the issues paper but can also provide additional input. Written submissions can be uploaded via the link below.  

Roundtable meetings

Roundtable meetings will be held in capital cities across Australia, depending on demand, from late August to early September 2017. Participants should lodge their interest in taking part in the roundtable meetings using the link below, indicating their preferred location for planning purposes. The dates for the meetings in different cities are below.

For planning purposes, please register your interest in attending a roundtable by 29 August 2017.

  • Hobart: 24 August
  • Darwin: 31 August
  • Brisbane: 1 September
  • Perth: 5 September
  • Adelaide: 6 September
  • Melbourne: 7 September
  • Canberra: 11 September
  • Sydney: 13 September

Registering for updates

You can also register for updates on the progress of the review by providing your details via the link below.


  • All Areas


  • Industry
  • State / Territory Government
  • Research
  • Public


  • Space industry capability