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CSIRO

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia. They employ 400 staff in Macquarie Park.

Julius Avenue, North Ryde, NSW 2113

Name: CSIRO (Commonwealth Government Entity)

Industry: Scientific Research

Staff: 400

Address: Julius Avenue, North Ryde, NSW 2113

Postal:

Ph: +61 3 9545 2176

E: Enquiries@csiro.au

Website: http://www.csiro.au/

Company Overview:

About CSIRO

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
 

How does CSIRO work?

Our strategy, governance and reporting ensures our continued success.

  • 29 September 2010 | Updated 14 October 2011

Our strategy

The CSIRO strategic plan 2007-11 articulates our overall vision of becoming a research enterprise with global reach.

The six strategic goals in the plan are:

  • focusing our science investment

    CSIRO is an independent statutory authority and we report our budget and operation performance as are set out by the Australian Government.

  • delivering world-class science
  • partnering for community impact
  • serving as a catalyst for industry innovation
  • building one-CSIRO capabilities and commitments
  • securing a financial foundation for growth.

Governance and policy

The CSIRO corporate governance framework covers the role and responsibilities of the Board and management of the Organisation and its policies and practices. It provides the framework by which the Organisation is directed and controlled.

Find out more about our governance.

Budget and performance

CSIRO is an independent statutory authority and we report our budget and operation performance as are set out by the Australian Government.

As such, our budgetary information is freely available to the public. For more information see Our Budget & Performance.

Occupational health and safety

CSIRO recognises that people's safety is paramount and is reports annually in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991.

Download our Health safety and environment annual report.

Environmental obligation

Our research is committed to achieving positive environmental outcomes on a regional and national scale, and therefore we provide environmental reports to government.

Find out more about CSIRO - the way we work.

CSIRO's Purpose, Mission and Vision

CSIRO is a trusted organisation with a proud track record of success. We continue to demonstrate our scientific excellence with great relevance to industry, the community and to a sustainable future.

  • 18 November 2011 | Updated 21 January 2014

We seek to have a profound and positive impact on the most significant challenges and opportunities facing Australia and humanity.

To realise our goals we depend on the excellence of our people and the excellence of our science and are guided by our purpose, mission and vision.

CSIRO's Purpose is defined by the Science and industry Research Act (1949) [external link].

CSIRO's Mission is an enduring reflection of our purpose and role. Our mission is 'We deliver great science and innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment’.

CSIRO's Vision defines the aspiration behind our current strategic journey. Our Vision for 2011-15 and beyond is 'Our science is used to make a profound and positive impact for the future of Australia and humanity'.

Find out more About CSIRO.