Industry, Science and Resources
Australia's Chief Scientist provides high-level independent advice to the Prime Minister and other Ministers on matters relating to science, technology and innovation. The Chief Scientist also holds the position of Executive Officer of the National Science and Technology Council, and can be appointed to ex-officio roles at the discretion of the government.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    F. Non-statutory advisory structure

  • Established By / Under


  • Classification

    C. Secondary non-statutory structure

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    10 Binara Street
    Canberra City ACT 2601

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chief Scientist Dr. Cathy Foley AO PSM 1 January 2024 31 December 2024
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