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Consultation on partial cost recovery

The Agency is responsible for regulating Australian civil space and high power rocket activities. The Agency is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the regulatory framework related to fees.

The Australian Government agreed to introduce a partial cost recovery model, which was outlined in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) 2019-20. Fees were expected to commence on 1 July 2020, however due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic the commencement of fees was deferred to 1 July 2021.

We are now inviting public consultation on the implementation of partial cost recovery for certain activities. Submissions are to be made in writing.

Visit the Consultation Hub to comment on the draft cost recovery implementation statement and draft legislation

Register to attend the information session Friday, 19 March 1130-1230 AEDT

Industry News

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AMGC Commercialisation Fund
AMGC’s $30 million Commercialisation Fund will co-fund projects that focus on the six National Manufacturing Priorities recently announced by the Australian Government as part of its Modern Manufacturing Strategy.

The Fund will provide matched grants to Australian manufacturers to assist with commercialising new products and processes that finish between Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 to 9.

Read more and apply here.

Modern Manufacturing Initiative
The space manufacturing sectors for the Modern Manufacturing Initiative's Translation Stream and Integration Stream grants close at 5pm AEDT on 22 March 2021. 

The Modern Manufacturing Initiative is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy. The Initiative will help manufacturers to scale up and create jobs to lift manufacturing capability, drive collaboration, and identify new opportunities to access domestic and global supply chains.

11th Australian Space Forum
The 11th Australian Space Forum is on this month, Wednesday 31 March 2021. A huge program has been released, designed to showcase the best of the Australian space sector and encourage collaboration and investment. Book your ticket now!

Satellite Technology Feasibility study
To inform the Agency's upcoming Earth Observation technology roadmap, our partners have been working on a series of reports to explore opportunities for the Australian space sector. The first report released is a satellite technology feasibility study. Read it here.


Agency News

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Space economic snapshot released
The Australian Space Agency has analysed and reported on the progress of the Australian space sector between the financial years of 2016-17 and 2018-19. This work was supported by independent consultants Nous Group and AlphaBeta (Accenture).

Over the two years:
  • sector revenue grew from $4.3 billion to $4.6 billion
  • direct space jobs increased from 10,400 to 11,500
  • the number of space organisations increased from 432 to 481
AlphaBeta’s report provides an independent analysis of the sector’s economic contribution in 2018-19. The supporting report also considers future potential, including an analysis of transferrable capabilities. Read the report.

Reminder: Supply chain capability grants
The Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grant Opportunity aims to support Australian industry to deliver products and services into domestic and international supply chains.

The third intake of Supply Chain capability grants is closing on 4 May 2021.

New dates for subsequent intakes across 2021-22 have been published here.

UK-Australia Space Bridge briefing
Following our recent UK-Australia Space Bridge Arrangement announcement, we are hosting an industry briefing with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) on Thursday, 25 March at 5PM (AEDT).

The briefing will cover the Arrangement, planned activities and opportunities being explored to foster closer collaboration, and a Q&A session. Read more and register. 



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Future You campaign
How would you change the world with science, technology, engineering and maths? 
By imagining their Future You with STEM, kids aged 8-12 could win a STEM prize pack and have their character featured on the Future You website! Entries close at 11:59PM AEST 11 April. Read more and enter.

Seeds in Space
Supported by the Australian Space Agency, One Giant Leap Australia Foundation is working with JAXA on the Asian Herbs in Space Program. As part of the program, more than 300 schools around Australia will be growing the wattle seeds when they return to Earth later this year. Read more.




Launching Australian Industry into Space - Skykraft and XTEK

Skykraft and XTEK are working together to manufacture lightweight Australian satellites. The Australian Space Agency's Moon to Mars initiative will foster connections like this so Australia can deliver products and services into national and international space supply chains.

Find out how your business can lift off with Australia’s space industry too, through the Moon to Mars initiative.
  We're spotlighting projects in the space industry. Tell us what you are working on, so we can share your industry news. Email


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