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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

Queensland science capability directory

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Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ)

Part of geology map of Mount Isa by GSQ

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland Government

The Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) provides geoscience and resource information to improve the understanding of the geology and minerals and energy resource potential of Queensland, and promotes the geoscientific data and exploration potential to attract investment. The GSQ was founded in 1868 and as such is one of the longest established government agency's in Queensland.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Minerals geoscience
  • Coal geoscience
  • Petroleum and gas geoscience
  • Resource planning
  • Field mapping
  • Prospectivity modelling
  • Geoscience analysis and interpretation
  • Investment promotion
  • Project collaboration and support
  • Graphic and spatial delivery and database management

Facilities and major equipment

  • Exploration Data Centre
  • John Campbell Miles Drill Core Facility
  • Hylogger Scanning Services

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


Level 12, 61 Mary Street, Brisbane, 4000

Lead researchers

  • Doctor Tam Hong Nguyen—Contributes to advances in brain and in vivo imaging. Over 10 research articles in high ranking journals.
  • Doctor Grace Chojnowski—Contributes to advances in cytometry. Sits on national and international committees for the advancement of cytometry

Other centres in Queensland

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government - Agency

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Last updated:
3 June 2019