There are many organisations in Australia concerned in some way with the development of science and innovation.
The Commonwealth Government's commitment to science and innovation is reflected in the functions of the Department of Industry, Science and Resources. The Department is concerned with the development and maintenance of Australia's scientific and innovative capability.
A number of other Commonwealth Government organisations either support or carry out science and innovation related activities. State Governments are also involved in science and innovation through State government departments, science and technology councils and other organisations. Non-government organisations participating in scientific and innovative activities include higher education institutions, professional and learned bodies, private organisations and industry groups.