About geoscience.gov.au

The Australian Governments' Geoscience Portal gives people and companies interested in exploring for minerals in Australia a single point of access to geological and geophysical data and information about legal requirements for exploration in all Australian jurisdictions.

It provides:

  • Links to all Commonwealth, State and Territory geological surveys;
  • A download facility for all Australia's geological maps at 1:250,000 scale;
  • Airborne geophysical data and digital elevation data downloads from all State and Territory Geological Surveys and Geoscience Australia;
  • Links to all mining legislation and jurisdictional reporting guidelines;
  • The national reporting guidelines for mineral exploration "Australian requirements for submission of digital exploration data" and the associated Mineral Reporting Template software;
  • The Australian mines atlas; and
  • A national view of current minerals tenements.

Australian geological surveys: