The Academy

The Australian Academy of Science provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science, and champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science.

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The Academy's Constitution was modelled on that of the Royal Society of London. It receives government grants towards some of its activities but has no statutory obligation to government.

The Academy strives to support and promote science through a range of programs and activities.

Strategic plan

Read about the Academy's vision and objectives through our strategic plan.


The Academy is located in Canberra, in the Heritage listed Shine Dome and Ian Potter House. Read about the buildings' architecture and history, and how to hire the Dome for your event.

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