About us

At the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to people, industry and the planet.

  • We are CSIRO

    We ask, we seek, we solve. As Australia’s national science agency we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for over 85 years — and we're not stopping now.

  • History and achievements

    Since we started life as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry in 1916, we’ve advanced Australia with a range of inventions and innovations that have had significant positive impact on the lives of people around the world.

  • Strategy and structure

    Our operating model ensures we're in the best position to deliver on our strategies and operational plan, maximising the impact of our science.

  • Leadership and governance

    We're an Australian Government corporate entity with a Board that sets our strategic direction and an Executive Team, led by the Chief Executive, that leads, directs, coordinates and controls our operations.

  • International collaboration

    CSIRO works with leading organisations around the world, and we are recognised internationally for our quality research.

  • Policies and guidelines

    The integrity of our science is underpinned by commitment to our values, adherence to our policies and maintaining the highest standards of practice.

  • Reporting our impact

    We regularly report on our budget and performance, including in our Annual Report.

  • Access to information

    As a Commonwealth organisation, we comply with statutory obligations relating to Freedom of Information, Privacy and Public Interest Disclosures.


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