Australian Astronomical Observatory Advisory Committee
Industry, Innovation and Science
On 9 May 2017, the Government announced through the 2017-18 Budget measure titled Maintaining Australia's Optical Astronomy Capability - the Australian Astronomical Observatory will cease 1 July 2018. The Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transition) Bill 2018 was tabled in parliament 28 March 2018.
The AAO Advisory Committee is mandated by the Australian Astronomical Observatory Act 2010 and advises the Secretary and Director about the performance of the astronomical functions of the AAO. Members are appointed by the Secretary of Industry.
Type of Body
E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Australian Astronomical Observatory Act 2010
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
1 July 2010