Space Industry

Brisbane's space industry: Ready for take-off

The Queensland Government released the Queensland Aerospace 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan in June 2018, setting out their vision for the future of the state's aerospace industry. Development of space technologies is a key part of this plan, with Brisbane home to much of the state's space capabilities.

Industry foundations and strengths

Foundations for a successful space industry

Space Engineer

Space is a logical progression for Brisbane’s nation-leading aerospace industry. We have a highly skilled workforce and a strong research base in both the civil and military sectors.

Since the establishment of Boeing's Australian headquarters in Brisbane in 1998, we've been at the forefront of building capability, adding considerable value to the national research sector and the economy.

  • We've established the Queensland Space Industry Reference Group of prime contractors, SMEs and research institutions to help guide the industry's development. This group is chaired by the Queensland Government's strategic advisor to the air sector, Air Vice-Marshal (ret) Neil Hart AM. This group works alongside a whole-of-government working group to ensure a coordinated approach between industry, government and the research sector.
  • We've commissioned a technical analysis to identify and assess priority space infrastructure developments in the state.
  • A Queensland representative currently chairs the ANZLIC Spatial Information Council, the peak government body in Australia and New Zealand responsible for spatial information.
Our strengths
A world-class industry base
World-class research
Contractors with a Queensland presence
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