Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre (Questacon) operates as a national cultural institution and specialist division of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. From this position within the Australian Government, Questacon's remit is to facilitate science engagement and awareness activities for the Australian community at a national level. The role of the Questacon Advisory Council (QAC) is to: 1. Serve as a source of independent advice to the Director of Questacon (and through them, the department and Portfolio Ministers); 2. Provide advice and information in relation to areas of speciality (for example science or research, fundraising or business development); 3. Raise the profile of and build the brand of Questacon; and 4. Engage with stakeholders and advocate for the work of Questacon. The Chair of the Questacon Advisory Council is appointed by the Prime Minister based on advice from the Minister for Science and Technology. Members of the QAC are appointed by the Minister. The QAC comprises of a Chair, the Questacon director and ex-officio members. While there is no limit to the number of members, the QAC membership typically varies from 7-11 members.
Type of Body
D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation
Established By / Under
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
No, but noted in parent's annual report
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
Current board appointments
|Position||Appointee||Start Date||End Date|
|Other||Ms. Janean Richards||22 August 2022||31 October 2099|
|Member||Prof. Elanor Huntington||18 March 2021||17 March 2024|
|Member||Prof. Lisa Harvey-Smith||6 May 2021||5 May 2024|